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Wants to Move Poles
Inside the Curb Line
One of Two Propositions Made by
Bell Telephone Company to
The. City Council
T last night's meeting of the city
council, the question of taking
the telephone and electric light
poles out of the gutters that are be
ing constructed in the downtown dis
trict, was up for discussion.
A representative of the Bell Tele
phone Co. was present. He made two
propositions to the council. One was
to the effect that the poles be take~
out of the gutter and placed inside
the curb, or sidewalk lines, and thus
be in the way of pedestrian. The oth
er was to permit the poles to remain
where they are, and to build gutters
around them, the company to agree]
in return for this, to take out the
poles and place their wires under
ground in advance of paving.
This subject will be up for final
disposition Friday night, the council
adjourning to consider it at a special
This is a matter of serious con
cern, and one in which every citizen
should interest himself. To permit
the poles inside the curb line means
that they will in all probability re
main there for years, and mar the
beautiful effect about to be attained
by the splendid lighting posts now be
In Course of Transformation Riot
Call is Sounded and Two
Men are Stabbed.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.-The town of
Gary, Ind., incorporated as a city yesr
terday, celebrated its arrival at ma
turity by holding a primary election
at which two men were stabbed after
the entire police department had re
sponded to a riot call.
William C. Crollis, former mayor of
Joliet, and once a candidate for gov
ernor of Illinois, was nominated for
mayor, defeating Thomas E. Knotts, i
who had ben president of the village
Weakness of Present System
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 18.-Cum
brous, irresponsible and extravagant
at best and an assurance of theft, in
efficiency and waste if controlled by
dishonest and incapable men, are a
few of the terms employed by Mayor
Nelson S. Pratt in an open letter to
the people of Spokane directing at
tentionto the weaknesses of the pers
ent system of municipal government
and urging them to adopt the com
mission plan. He also announces that
he will appoint a representative com
mittee in a few days to investigate
and report the general outline of a
new city charter, primarily with a
view to bringing the matter to an
issue at a special election early in
This is in line with Mayor Pratt's
declaration that he is ready to step
out of office, to which he was elected
last May for a term of two years, in
the event of the adoption of the com
mission plan, and is the result of the
bitter quarrels among members of the
city council and the board of public
works. This opposition has not only
handicapped the chief executive in
carrying out his pledge to give the
people of Spokane a business admin
istration, but has also delayed several
millions of dollars' worth of street,
bridge and water system improve
ments and other public work in vari
ous parts of the city.
The full text of Mayor Pratt's let
ter is appended:
"My experience (six years) in the
two departments of this city's govern
ment, in the council and as mayor,
coupled with careful and intimate ob
servation of its workings in detail,
have persuaded me to the conclusion
that our system is a failure. As a po
litical organization there is no (xcuse
for its existence, because all the func
tions are of -a business and adminis
trative rather than a political nature.
As an administrative organization, It
is cumbrous, irresponsible, dilatory
and extravagant-in a word, it is tb
tally inefficient ,and inadequate. Even
when controlled by honest and capa
ble officials, such an organization can
not be successful, while if controlled
by dishonest and incapable men, it is
doubtful if any device of human con
triving affords greater opportunity
and assurance of theft, inefficiency
and waste.
"Two function of government, po
litical and administrative, the first
governing and the latter business
doing, apply to municipal affairs in
widely different proportions. Proba
bly it is not too much to say that
nineteen-twentieths of the things to
be done by a municipality belong to
the latter class. The American po
litical organization adapted to govern
ing-the legislating and to the laying
down and enforcing of rules of can
duct and right as to persons and prop
erty-is wholly unnecessary and in
adequate when used for the transac
tion of municipal business.
"The 'check and balance' of the
American system of political organi
zation, when applied to the adminis
ing placed along the street, and which
give the city such a metropolitan ap
With the poles inside the curb
line the posts cannot be seen and
to demonstrate this one has only to
attempt to glance at the posts along
the sidewalk on Twenty-eighth street.
Under the supreme court decision it
is problematic as to just what rights
the public utility companies have in
the matter of placing their poles in
the streets, or the cities have in the
premises or ordering them from the
highways. By all means the city
council should pursue a policy that
will eventually get the unsightly poles
out of the highways.
Proper presentation of the matter
to the companies owning the poles
would doubtless result in an agree
ment that would eventually place all
of the wires underground, in the busi
ness district at least, and with the
least amount of friction.
In other words, the proposition of
the manager of the Bell company
would be tantamount to an agreement
to place the wires underground in ad
vance of paving, in return for the
privilege to leave the poles where
they are for the time being, and this
seems to be reasonable and fair.
Vocal Contest on
New York Street
Aided by Thirteen Policemen Socialist
Orator Triumphs Over Several
Hundred Office Boys.
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.-The financial
district saw a lively riot this afternoon
when several hundred office boys and
mn.ssel.gers employed in brok'r offices
tried to howl down a socialist orator,
Edward F. Cassidy, the socialist can
didate for mayor, and several others
who tried to speak at the corner of
Wall street and Broadway, near the
offices of J. P. Morgan.
For nearly an hour the crowd
drowned the speaker's voice and it re
quired the services of 13 policemen to
keep the mob in check.
trative affairs of the city government,
become 'checks and hindrances,' di
viding or shifting the responsibility
and producing irresponsibility. The
method traditionally deemed necessary
in political government, when con
sidering matter of general policy, re
sults in an endless catalogue of mu
nicipal gins, both of omission and
commission-unimproved streets, bro
ken pavements, defective sidewalks,
inadequate sewer systems, delayed via
ducts, insufficient water supply, ruin
ed laws, lack of proper control over
public service corporations, and, the
worst of all, that most conspicuous
blot on American government-munic
ipal corruption. In places no premium
upon official alertness, but instead is
a direct incentive to official slothful
ness, petty bickerings, cabals and in
"In our city government we do vast
quantities of business in the legisla
tive manner, which, to be successful
or economical, must be conceived and
executited by the same man or group
of men in the strictly administrative
manner. We pave a street with all
the legislative formulae of proceedings
attendant upon the preparation and
passage of a tariff measure or a crim
inal code.
"In recent years, the proper solu
tion of this impossible situation has
apparently been found by some Amer
ican cities. The general scheme adopt
has been to concentrate in one small
body of men, chosen by the entire
electorate, all the administrative and
governmental functions of the city. As
a means of effective efficiency, such
a plan represents the best mode that
American business experience has de
veloped. Elected by the popular vote
and subject to a recall, such a body
is fully responsive to the people If I
there is added to this, as a part of the I
general plan, the initiative and refer
endum, full assurance of the represen- a
tative quality of the body is procured. I
"On the other hand, the ample pow
ers and responsibilities of the posi
tions are sufficient to attract men of
greater ability and caliber than are
ordinarily obtained under our presPent
plan. The experience of the cities that
have adopted the system here suggest
ed is altogether favorable to it. .
"Upon the considerations stated, I I
am convinced Spokane should take a
steps to change its form of govern- 1
ment to one of the kind already indi
cated and that the change should be
effected with all reasonable expedi
tion. To that end I purpose, with
in a few days, to name a commit
tee to investigate and report as soon
as practicable upon the general plan
and outline of a proposed charter.
such as I have herein suggested.
"T earnestly suggest to the citizens a
of Spokane that in the meantime they 1
give to this subject their thoughtful '
consideration and that with a view to
intelligent discussion of any proposed,
plan they inform themselves as fully
as possible concerning the experi
ences of other cities having the com
mission form of government."
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THE observations of April 14 gave
latitude 88 degrees 21 minutes.
longitude 95 degrees 52 mluutes.
We were but 100 miles from
the pole, but there was nothing to re
lieve the mental strain of the icy de
spair. The wind came with the same
satanic cut from the west. There had
been little drift, but the ice before us
displayed signs of recent activity. It
was more irregular, with an open crack
here and there, but the sleds glided
with less friction, and the dreary dogs
maintained a better speed under rising
With teeth set and newly sharpened
resolutions, we set out for that last 100
miles. Some dogs had gone into the
stomachs of their hungry companions.
but there still retmained a sufficient
pull of well tried brute force for each
sled, and. though their noisy vigor had
been lost in the long drag, they still
broke the frigid silence with an occa
sional outburst. A little fresh enthusi
asm from the drivers was quickly fol
lowed by canine activity.
We were in good trim to cover dis
tance economically. The sledges were
light; our bodies were thin. All the
muscles at:id shriveled, but the dogs
retained much of their strength. Thus
stripped for the lust lap, one horizon
after another was lifted.
In the forced effort which followed
we were frequently overheated. The
temperature was steady at 44 degrees
below zero F.. but perspiration came
with ease and a certain amount of
pleasure. Later, however, there fol
lowed a train of suffering for many
days. The delight of the birdskin
shirt was changed for the chill of the
wet blanket.
Fortunately, at this time the sun
was warm enough to dry the furs in
about three days if lashed to the sun
ny side of the sled. In these last days
we felt more keenly the pangs of per
spiration than in all our earlier ad.
The amber colored goggles were per
sistently used, and they afforded a
protection to the eyes which was quite
a revelation. but in spite of every pre
caution our distorted, frozen, burned
and withered faces lined a map of the
hardships en route.
We were curious looking savages.
The perpetual glitter induced a squint
which distorted the face in a remark
able manner. The strong light reflPct
ed from the crystal surface threw the
muscles about the eye into a state of
chronic contraction. The pupil was
reduced to a mere pinhole.
There was no end of trouble at hand
in endeavoring to keep the windows
of the soul open, and all of the effect
was run together in a set expression
of hardship and wrinkles which should
be called the boreal squint.
This boreal squint is a part of the
russet bronze physiognomy which falls
to the lot of every arctic explorer. The
early winds, with a piercing tempera
ture, start a flush of scarlet, while
frequent frostbites leave figures in
black. Later the burning sun browns
the skin; subsequently strong winds
sop the moisture, buharden the skin and
leave open fissures.
The hard work and reduced nourish
ment contl-cnt the muscles, dispel the
fat and leave the skin to shrivel up in
folds. The imprint of the goggles, the
set expression of hard lines and the
mental blank of the environment have
removed all spiritual animation. We
have the color and the lines of old
russet apples and would easily pass
for prehistoric progenitors of man.
In the enforced effort to spread out
the stiffened legs over the last reaches
there was no longer sufficient energy
at camping times to erect a snow shel
ter. The silk tent was pressed into
me. Though the temperature was
very low when the sun was high, Its
congenial rays pierced the silk fabric
and rested softly on our brews closed
in heavy slumber. In strong winds it
was still necessary to erect a shelter
ing wall to shield the tent.
Bigns of land were still seen every
day, but they were deceptive optical il
lusions and a mere verdict of fancy.
S Final Dash For the Pole. *
c The "Big Nail" Reached at c
SLast and "Old Glory" Un- °
Sfurled- Endless Fields of 0
c Purple Snows -No North, %
SNo East, No West -o- -o- o
It seemed that something must hap
pen. some line must cross our horizon,
to mark the important area into which
we were pressing.
When the sun was low the eye ran
over moving plains in brilliant waves
of color to dancing horizons. The mi
rages turned things topsy turvy. In
verted lands and queer objects ever
rose and fell in shrouds of mystery.
but all of this was due to the atmos
pheric magic of the midnight sun.
With a lucky series of daily astro
nomical observations our position was
now accurately fixed for each stage of
progress. As we neared the pole the
imagination quickened, and a restless.
almost hysteric excitement came over
us. The boys fancied they saw beaver
and seals, and I had a new land under
observation frequently, but with a
change in the direction of light or an
altered trend in our temperament the
horizon cleared and we became eager
only to push farther into the mystery.
From the eighty-eighth to the eighty
ninth the ice was In very large fields
and the surface was less irregular, but
in other respects it was about the
same as below the eighty-seventh. We
noticed here also an extension of the
range of vision. We seemed to see
longer distances and the ice along the
horizon had a less angular outline.
The color of the sky and the ice also
changed to deeper purple blues. We
had no way of checking these impres
sions by other observations. The ea
gerness to find something unusual may
have fired the imagination. but since
the earth is flattened at the pole per
haps a widened horizon should be de
At 8 o'clock on the morning of April
19 we camped on a picturesque old
field with convenient hummocks, to
which we could easily rise for the fre
quent outlook which we now maintain
ed. The tent was pitched. The dogs
were silenced by blocks of pemmican.
In us new enthusiasm was aroused by
a liberal pot of pea soup and a few
chips of frozen meat, and then we
bathed in life giving sunbeams, screen
ed from the piercing air by silk
strands. It was a beautiful day, and
had our sense of appreciation not been
blunted by accumulated fatigue we
would have greatly enjoyed the play
of light and color In the ever changing
scene of sparkle.
The Eskimos were soon lost in a pro
found sleep, the only comfort in their
hard lives, but I remained awake, as
had been my habit on succeeding days.
to get nautical observations. The lon
gitude calculations lined us at 94 de
grees 3 minutes. At noon the sun's al
titude was carefully set on the sextant.
and the latitude quickly reduced gave
89 degrees 31 minutes-twenty-nine
miles from the pole.
My heart jumped for joy, and the un
conscious commotion which I was cre
ating awakened Etukishuk. I told him
that in two average marches we would
reach the "tigi shu" (the big nail).
Ahwelah was awakened with a kick.
and together they went out to a. hum
mock and through glasses sought for
a mark to locate so important a place
as the terrestrial axis. If but one
sleep beyond it must be seen.
1 tried to explain that the pole was
not visible to the eye: that its position
was located only by a repeated use of
the various instruments. This entirely
satisfied their curiosity, and they burst
out in hurrahs of joy. For two hours
they chanted and danced the passions
of wild life.
It was the first real sign of pleasure
or rational emotion which they had
shown for several weeks. For some
time I had entertained the fear that
we no longer possessed the strength to
return to land, but the unbridled flow
of vigor dispelled that idea.
More sleep was quite impossible. We
brewed an extra pot of tea, prepared a
favorite broth of pemmican, dug up a
surprise of fancy biscuits and filled up
on good things to the limit of the al
lowance for our final feast days. The
dogs, which had joined the chorus of
gladness, were given an extra lump of
pemmican. A few hours more were
agreeably spent in the tent, and then
we started with a new spirit for the
uttermost north.
We were excited to a fever heat.
The feet were light on this run. Even
the dogs caught the infectious enthusi
asm and rushed along at a pace which
made it difilcult for me to keep a sufi
elent advance to set a good course.
The horizon was still searched for
something to mark the approaching
boreal center, but nothing unusual was
seen. It was the same expanse of
moving seas of ice on which we had
lived for 500 miles.
But, looking through gladdened eyes,
the scene assumed a new glory. There
were plains of gold fenced in purple
walls, with gilded crests. It was one
of the few days on the stormy pack
when all nature smiled with cheering
As the day advanced and the splen
dor of summer night was run into the
continued day the beams of gold on
the surface snows thickened, while the
shadows of hummocks and ridges
spread a line of violet barriers through
which a way must be sought.
From my position a few hundred
ynrds ahead of the sleds I could not
resist the temptation to turn frequently
to see the imoveleillt of the dog train
with its ,ew fire. In this direction
the color scheme was reversed. The
Icy walls were in gold and burning col
ore, while tlhe plainis represellnted every
shade of purple anlld bhlue.
Thrl'rouh this s.tl of color tilt dogs
came with a stpliriteil tletd. noses dlowli,
tails ulp ind hnhlt11dellrs braced to the
straps like clharlot horses. The you.lg
Eskintos. chantlng songs of love. ca(ue
with easy step. The long whip was
swung with a brisk crack. and all over
there rose a cloud of frosted breaith.
Camp was pIitched early itn lhe mioru
ing of April 20. The sun was north
east: the pa'k glowed in tones of IIlIl;
the norntil westerly air of shivers
brushed our frosty falces. The surpris
ing burst of enthunslasm had been
nursed to its limit. and under it a long
march was made over average lie
with the usual result of overbearing
fatigue. Too tired and sleepy to walt
for a cup of tea, melted snows were
poured down, and the pemmican was
pounded with the ax to ease the task
of the jaws. The eyes closed before
the meal was finished. and the world
was lost to us for eight hours. The
observation gave latitude 89 degrees
46.5 minutes. longitude 94 degrees 52
With the boys singing and the dogs
howling we started off after midnight
on April 21. The dogs looked large
and noble as they came along that
day. while Etklishauk and Ahwelah.
though thin and ragged, had a dignity
a. heroes of the greatest human bat- ;
tie which had ever been fought with I
•emarkable success.
We were all lifted to the paradise of
winners as we stepped over the snows
of a destiny for which we had risked
life and willingly suffered the tortures
of an icy hell.
The lee under us seemed almost sa
cred. When the pedometer registered <
rourteen and a half miles we camped I
and calmly went to sleep. feeling that I
we were turning on the earth's asis.
The observations. however. gave . .
degrees 59 minutes 45 seconds. We
therefore had the pole. or the exact
spot where it should be. within sight.
We advanced the ffteen seconds.
made supplementar observations
pitahed the tent. built a snow igloo
and prepared to make ourselves com
fortable for a stay long enough for two
rounds of observations.
Our position was thus doubly assur
ed. and a necessary day of rest was.
Wained. Etukishukl and Ahwelah en
toyed the day in quiet repose, but I
lept very little. My goal was reach
of: the ambition of my life had been
fulfilled. How could I sleep awny
auch overwhelming moments of eli- i
tion ?
At last we had reached the boretu I
oenter. The dream of nations had llen
realized. The race of centuries was i
:urs. The flag was pinned to the eov.
cted pole. The year was 1908. the day
April 21.
The sun indicated local noon. ute i
time was a' negative problem, for here
all meridians meet. With a step it was
wossible to go from one part h' the,
hflohe to the opposite side--from the
sour of mlhnight to that of r idday.
Here there are but one day sd one
aight in each year. The latitude was
0 degreesd the temperature -a-s.o . the
atmospheric pressure 2o9.83 North.
fast and west had vaulnshed It was
south in every direction, but oe com
usr, pointing to the magnetic pole.
was as useful as ever.
Though overjoyed with the Plurcess
_oy the conquest our spirits began to i
nange onr the lnext dayo after all the
edbservations had been taken and the
local conditions were studied. A sense
,_ intense loneliness came with a care- a
sl scrutiny of the horizon. What at
Aheerless spot to have aroused the am-t
ctlon of man for so many ages. End- b
less elds of purple snows Nuo life. no
eand, no spot. to relieve the monotony
of frost We were the only pulsating
areatures In a dead world of Ice.
On April 23. 1908. Dr. Cook began the
long return march. With fair weather.
good.ice and the inspiration of the home
run long distances were at first quickly
With a good deal of anxiety Cook
watched the daily reduction of the food
supply. It now became evident that the
crucial stage of the campaign was to be
transferred from the taking of the pole
to a final battle for life against famine
and frost. Early in July farther south
ward progress became impossible. and in
quest of food he crossed the Firth of
Devon into Jones sound. On Feb. 18. 1909.
the start was made for Annootok. With
a newly prepared equipment the Green
land shores were reached on April 15.
Here Dr. Cook was greeted by Harry
Whitney and anxious Eskimo friends. To
facilitate an early return he moved south
ward to the D)anish settlem;:ent and reach
ad Opern:avik on May '. 1ti,09. The Dan
Ish ship Hans Egedn took him from
Upernsavik to DeinImar!.
Mother-in-Law of te Ar
er-tn, aw A
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 19.
(Special). Ever since the days whe
Col. James Bowie, hero and marty
of the Alamo, married Miss Ursul,
Veramendi, daughter of the Mexical
governor of what became shortly al
terwards the republic of Texas-eve
since then San Antonio has been th
mother-in-law of the United State
army. No doubt a similar distinctioi
was borne before then. But record
of the Spanish and Mexican regime;
are scarce today, and for this reason
little can be said on the matter. Wer
it possible to examine the mission,
archives now scattered all over thi
world, but reposing principally a
Saltillo, Mexico, Mexico City an,
many bibliothecas in Spain, it woul,
be discovered that the soldiers of the
Mexican presidio of San Fernand(
were as fond of San Antonio's daugh
ters as those at Fort Sam Houstor
are today.
What they should not be may have
been hard to explain at all times. Ir
the days of the rapier and halbarc
and the musket and gay uniforn
damosels who were marriageable
were worse than scarce in the South
west and the few senoritas to be
found dwelt in the shelter of San Fer
nando presidio. Nowadays considera
tions are somewhat of a different
nature. As a matter of fact San An
tonio is today the mother-in-law o:
the United States army because itc
daughters are beautiful and usuall3
well provided materially. From the
latter statement the inference thai
material considerations have much tc
do with it, is not to be drawn by any
means. Still what can a poor should
er-strapper do when the girl is both
good-looking and rich. Because the
simoleons of her father are many is
it necessary that he should spend the
balance of his days singing the swan
song? Of course not. Men in the
army are apt to cultivate expensive
tastes which the paymaster does not
take into consideration at the end of
the month. A little assistance on the
part of the wife is therefore not to
be scoffed at.
That, however, states only one as
pect of the case. San Antonio has
ever been proud of Fort Sam Houston.
Its doors have ever been open to the
young men who dabble in tactics and
strategy. Its society today would find
it hard to get along without their un
iforms, pleasing manners and ready
One of the earliest prizes captured
by the army was Anita Dwybr, a
belle of early San Antonio, who af
terwards became the wife of Col.
John Withers. It is said that she was
as pretty a little girl as ever played
hide and seek with the heart of any
Then Adelia Vanderlip became the
bride of Maj. Charles Clement Cres
son, taking into the army one of the
oldest families of the city. Nellie
Norton, wife of Lieut. Col. Charles G.
Starr; Mollie Norton, wife of Captain
E. O. C. Ord, and Adele Grenot, wife
of Dr. Powell., United States Army,
formed a trio of attractive San An
tonio women. To these must be ad
ded Lyd Heiner, wife of Major Trippe.
Their husbands are now retired and
belong to the large colony of retired
army officers which makes San An
tonio its permanent home. Miss Jo
Italy Counterfeits
American Money
Discovery Made In Conviction of Man
Who Sold Fifty Dollars for
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.-Secret agents
in this city have discovered that large
quantities of a counterfeit $5 bill are
being made in Italy, and distributed in
this country. The discovery was made
in the conviction of two men in the
federal court who were accused by a
third man of selling $50 in counterfeit
for $15 good money. The bill bears
1he portrait of President Jackson, and
is numbered A24441118 of the series
of 1907.
Duplicates of the counterfeit have
appeared in half a dozen cities and a
warning has been sent out to all
YOUNGSTOWN, O., Oct. 19.-The
first trial to follow numerous grand
indictments Against several county
and city officials in which graft is
alleged began today when the case
against former Commissioner Warner
H. Kale was called in common pleas
court before Judge George F. Rob
ROME, Oot. 21.-While the pope
only recently seemed determined not
to have a consistory until 1910 it is
now suddenly announced that one
will be held about the middle of De
cember and another next spring. It
is added that the reason for holding
two consistories is for the purpose of
appointing as cardinals in the second
consistory certain prelates who can
not be included in the first.
Unless Chippewas Are Fed They
Will Scatter Over the Country
(Speclal to The Gasette.)
HELENA, Mont., Oct. 2.-If the
much needed help for the Chippewa
Indians, which Washington dispatches
announced had been ordered forward
ed. does not soon come they will dis
perse and scatter about the country.
The commandant at Fort Harrison
has been ordered to sent $100 worth
of supplies for the Indians after Al
loting Agent Anderson had asked it.
Meantime, the Indians are restless and
-'sephine Withers became
n Col. John L. BunIs, ret rL
r O. Ikey, retired, eh..a
aSan At nio woman for
athe per of Miss Betl '
n duo of Sa Antono a
f- joyed the un ual poprlt
r debutante days w-ere a t
e Ogden. The former b me
s of Captain John Bg ".is .
n Rucker was married to .he t~tr
a Dr. and Mrs. J V Spri ha . ."
i daughters in th army, rs. M i:'
I land Watson, wife of apt. J
e Thornton Watson, and r A.e.
s Spring Hatch, wife of Major Eve
e E. Hatch, Sixteenth Infanitry.
t Mrs. John L. c':em, wiffe of Colonel.
d Clem, was Bessie Sull]aan d.ugh.ter
I of Dan Sulivan, a prophineat bau it
e of this city. Ethel Lovte, daughter ofv'
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lwe, was Jnt;vcb.
sought for before she' became the
bride of Capt. John 4iraig, Fpo~.tb
The wife of Captain C. i. Hamptona wa
was Nathalie Paschal, dauglhtet of ,
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Paschal.
Mrs. Willis G. Edwards has four',
e daughters married to army o4(eerS
Mrs. Mamie Lewis, wife of Lieut. Jatk /
Lewis; Mrs. Nellie Williams, te li
wife of Capt. Andrew William. es ra.
_airy; Mrs. Fanni luatthews, wife of
Lieut. Robert Semmnrville, statloned
at present at Fort Sam Houston.
f A San Antonio girl of great popu
1larity was Miss J.liL lalla.her, wife
of Capt. Fred Tsorle, Third fKIld a~r-
e tillery Lieut. and Mrs. Chas, Kellt,
t were both San Antonians. Mrs., Kell ,
was formerly Josephine Gallagher.
Capt Max Graham took as his wife
VZula Fraser, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Fraser. Miss Flo Eager
married Col. C. S. Roberts. Pretty
Julia King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. King, decided to become the
wife of Lieut. Samuel Gleaves.
Narcissa and Sue Cunningham, two
pretty sisters, became respectively
the wives of Capt. J. H. Bryson and
Lieut. Deshler Whiting, Ninth In
One of the handsoinest young ma
trons of the army is Mrs. Edward
Oliver Sarratt, wife of Captain Sar
ratt, now stationed at the War
School in Washington. Mrs. Sarratt
was formerly Lottie Norton. Mrs.
Anton Schroeter wife of Lieutenant
Schroeter, was formerly Ella Hauer
Christine Buckner, became the wife
of Captain Woodall, surgeon. "Mrs.
P. D. Glassford, wife of Lieutenant
Glassford, was formerly Cora Carle
Another case is that of Mrs. Henry
E. Dichlnann, wife of Captain Dich
mann and formerly Clara Wyne,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wyne.
Annie Shiner, who married Capt. Cy
rus Dolph, was a favorite among San
Antonians; so was Mrs. Lula Harris,
wife of Lieut. Hunter Harris, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Allea.
Among last years army weddings
in which San Antonio figured as moth
er-in-law was that of Capt. Brooks
Payne, Third field artillery, and Miss
Frances Bell, and that of Lieut. Ev
erett Hughes, Third Field Artillery,
and Miss Kate Murphy. The an
nouncement of the approaching wed
ding of Capt. Fred T. Austin and Miss
Lenore Harrison will add one more to
the few cases cited.
Impersonating an
Officer of the Army
Man Who Affixed a Military Title to
His Name on Blotter Is Under
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 20.-Ber
nard M. Levy, who, it is alleged, regis
tered at a local hotel under the name
of "Lieutenant Bernard M. Levy, U.
S. A.," was arrested yesterday and
will be turned uv r to the federal of
ficials tomorrow. He is accused of
impersonating an army officer.
Levy came to the coast from New
York City, where his mother, Mrs. Ju
lian N. Levy, lives at 111 west Thirty
first street.
Start Evangelical
Tour of the World
Brotherhood of Man the Gospel Which
Youngstown Clergyman Will
Proclaim to All
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.-The Rev. J.
W. Vankirk, of Youngstown, Ohio, and
a member of the East Ohio Metho
dist Episcopal conference, has reached
this city and will start in a few days
on a trip around the world to preach
the gosped of the Brotherhood of Man.
Before departing he proposes to fly
his flag of all nations from the statue
of liberty in this harbor and there to
ring a bell which he calls a fraternity
bell, on which is inscribed, "Proclaim
brotherhood throughout all the earth
unto all humanity."
are preparing to disperse over the
They are in a resentful mood at
present and declare that they have
been kept penned up all summer on
promises and nothing been done for
them, with the result that winter is
approaching and they have made ab
solutely no provision for it. Their
ponies are starved, and they them
selves secure, on the average, but one
meal a day.

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