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MONEY SO HE COULD MARRY THE SHOW GIRL. YOUTHFUL MURDERER CONFESSES CHICAGO, Oct. 14.—Clarence Mc Cormick, a Missouri farmer boy, and Mrs. Ruth McCullough, a snake charm er, for love of whom McCormick shot and killed Irvin Mellot, started to night back to Ottumwa, Iowa, to stand trial on murder charges. Before leaving, McCormick, not yet 19 years old, told how he had been in spired by the charms of Mrs. McCul lough to join the street show with which she was connected. Mellott, son of a wealthy family, lured by the excitement of the traveling show, had just become its owner and McCor mick was to act as a barker. To get money to wed Mrs. McCul lough, who was to get a divorce, Mc Cormick shot and killed Mellott, ac cording to his confession to the police. McCormick and Mrs. McCollough then walked to Hendrick, Iowa, stole a ride or. a freight train to Monmouth, 111., and then came to Chicago on a pas senger train. A letter to a boy friend from Mc Cormick caused them to be traced here and they were arrested today just after they had spent the last of the money taken from Mellott. In his signed con fession, McCormick exonerated Mrs. McCollough. _© --- MAKE A DASH UN CALAIS AFTER ANTWERP FELL, WAS INTENTIUN LONDON, Oct. 15.—12:10 a m.) Te.e.g aphing Wednesday morning irom Calais, the Daily Chronicle's cor respondent says. "The position on the allies' left wing which is now the most important section of the long bat tle line, grows daily more satisfactory. The lighting around Lille nas been ey tremely satisfactory to the allies. Tiie Germans have been turnd out of the semi-circular positions which they held around Lille and the Corner of French territory which juts into Belgium there. The Germans have been pushed back as far as Courtrai (in Belgium, 26 miles southwest of Ghent) where they are entrenching. It appears that they will make a stubborn endeavor to hold the lines of Blankenberg, Bruges and Courtrai. "It was the German intention tc make a dash on Calais coincidentally with the taking of Antwerp. In ac cordance with this plan they advanced in force on Hazebrouck, Mont Gassel and Saint Omer. "The allies' guns near Mont Cassel mowed down the oncoming Germans who fell back, leaving several hun dred wounded. The allies followed up their advantage, throwing the enemy tai-k over the Be'gian border. "During the fighting near Saintomer p bomb from a German aeroplane, killed three persons and injured six others. A French aeroplane pursued the German bomb thrower and killed the pilot and his companion with rifle shots." TRIAL OF THE ASSflSSINSOF THE CRUWH PRINCE NUW UN ROME, Oct. 14.—(9:59 p. m.)—Dis patches received here by way of the frontier from Sarajevo. Bosnia, say that the town is virtually in a state of siege, owing to the circumstances surrounding the trial of Gavrio Prin zip. the assassin of Archduke FranciB Ferdinand and his wife, and of Prin zip's 21 accomplices. The men are charged with high treason. Terror reigns everywhere In Sara jevo, it is said. The police have taken extraordinary precautions and the whole garrison is being kept in read iness for an emergency. According to law the trial is open to the public, but in reality the sjp.ce reserved for the public is being entirely occupied by police agents in civilian clothes. Telegraphic reports of the trial are prohibited, except those of the official agency. OBJECTS TO OLD-TIME HYMNS SET TO YANKEE ROOLE TUNES DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 14.—Setting the old-time hymns to tunes that savor of modern music hall or "Yankee Doo dle" was deplored by Bishop Edward W. Osborne of Springfield, 111., at a meeting here today of the fifth prov ince of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States. The re marks of Bishop Osborne occurred during a debate on the report by a committee appointed to prepare an in expensive selection of Sunday school hymns. "I want to be assured that none of these hymns will have irreverent tunes," said Bishop Osborne. "I no tice that 'Jerusalem the Golden' is among the hymns listed. I have heard that hymn sung to a tune that sound ed like 'Yankee Doodle.* The latter is all right In its place, but Its place is not In the church of God." CAN SELL TO BELLIGERENTS. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—Commer cial transaction between the belliger ent governments of Europe and private citizens of the United States in no way atTect the neutrality of this coun try, even if arms and ammunition are involved, according to a statement is sued today by Robert Lansing, acting BEL6IIINS VICTIMS UF CRUEL WAR (Continued From Page One.) tiny near Ghent in a serious battle with the Germans. The allies are said to have had a small force against a large German force and were obliged to withdraw to ward the west. Consequently there is virtually no obstacle to the German advance on Ostend. Firing in the direction of Ghent was heard plainly in Ostend on Monday and Tuesday. The terrified refugees, who were at the siege of A) .twerp, blanched as they lisetned to the bom bardment and increased the fear among the residents of Ostend by de scribing the horrors attending the fall of that fortress. Most of the business houses in Os tend closed yesterday and professional men, merchants and hotel keepers joined the throng that dared not leave! the water front for fear of losing! places in the ever-growing line of men,| women and children clamoring for a cance to escape. All taxicabs and cab horses were taken by the army long ago, so there Uffic lilt m moouu nf ♦ no n onr\t»In 4 L\n Til n was little means of transportation. The tram cars were commandeerid by the hospitals and civilians had little chance to ride. The hotelB near the quay, which remained open, were crowded with refugees who had money and who begged for the opportunity to rent a chair. Tuesday night brought insistent re ports that the Germans would enter Ostend on Wednesday at dawn, with the result that few persons in the city ept. Before daybreak every street of Ostend was alive with Belgians mak ing their way to the water front. Hun dreds of fishermen took their families •'nd friends away in their small mails which sailed from the shipping basin a steady sTeam. loaded down with frightened women and children car.-y *ng their personal effects wirpped in lahle c'ofhs and blankets. The failure of the Germans to arrive d'vbrmk afforded rnlv » slieht ip- i Uef t0 the pnxin .. s crow '- ds ' Rumors ner to the anxious crowds. Rumors « ere current that German cavalry was 'ess than twenty miles away and the appearance of the Taube in he skyj was taken as an indication that Ihe 1 Gpr'oaus were perfecting their plan for entering the city. P* , ictic°lly no government of any sort remains at Ostend; the departure I of King Albert and military headquar-| ters left on'y the civil governor and policemen, who <• re attempting to pre serve order, and there is lack of direc lion as the burgomaster, head of the municipal government had also ieft. The crowds mass about the gang ways of the vessels, making the work of embarking the refugees more dif ficult. Women and children are tram pled in stampedes that follow almost every rumor. Bundles of clothes, trunks and bags are stacked every where In confusion, preventing the free movements of the crowds. "Women and children first," is the announcment the ship officials make in Flemish and French as the gangways are lowered. This rule has been en forced for several days but with the greatest effort; women cling to their husbands and other male relatives de fiantly blocking the gangways. All at tempts to persuade the refugees to drop their bundles and hasten aboard the boats as unavailing. "It is all we have left," was the pitiful reply any aged and Infirm woman stag gering under heavy baggage. Ostend today is amazingly unlike the gay Atlantic city of Belgium which formerly attracted most of the fash onable pleasure seekers of the world. Tiie shutters are closed on the great hotels facing the splendid bathing beach, where rich and poor alike, resi dents of Ostend and refugees of all classes from the interior of Belgium, are huddling together. But there are others which afford comparative com fort t omany of the women and chil dren whose only food for davs has been breard and coffee provided for by the committees which are attempt ing to keep down the hunger of the neonle in spite of the fact that all the ordinary activities have been suspend ed. Now even bread is becoming very scarce. The relief boats to Folkestone are so crowded and hurried that they have little time to consider the question of meals, and frequently they are unable to offer even a cold lunch to the refu gees crowded In every available inch of deck space. Marked attention is shown the in jured soldiers by the refugees who gather about the litters on the docks and on ship board offering cigarettes, chocolate and other delicacies which the almost empty lunch baskets afford. Many of the soldiers speak only Flemish, while their nurses know only English or French and must rely on refugees who understand all three lan guages to make known the wants of the sufferers. Little children often bridge the language chasm and with rare sympathy assist the nurses. Belgian, English and French soldiers alike have endured such hardships during the recent campaign that the uniforms of the wounded soldiers are tatters. This is especially true of the Belgians whose once bright red and blue uniforms are now fadded and shreds—as unkept in appearance as their unshaven faces. "My poor Belgian boys have such disreputable loking uniforms when they come to me," a Red Cross sur -1 geon remarked, "that I try to get some sort of civilian clothes for them to tone up in. Of course, we cannot get new uniforms now, but the poor chaps are disheartened enough by their in- : juries without having to hobble about rags." The same surgeon said that in his opinion the entire Belgian army should have six weeks' respite to recover from the shock of its constant service under unprecedented hardship. The Ameri can consul, Henry A. Johnston, has the affairs of the allies under his care and is on the docks day and night assisting his charges. Americans are not numerous at Ostend, but a few have been coming in daily from Ant werp, Ghent and Bruges. The British consul left Ostend sev eral days ago, the consuls represent ing the other allies accompanying him. Rains last night and today intensi fied the sufferings of the crowds which were shoved to the very edge of the pier, where they remained without any shlter in the hope of catching the next boat. Several persons were push ed off the docks by the surging masses but all were rescued by the guards, A dense fog last night cast further gloom over the dimly lighted piers lined with refugees trying to sleep. The fog guns were kept firing to warn fishing boats off the reefs. Every re port startled the fugitives, who were ready to believe that the expected raid of the Germans had begun. _ _ _ . (Continued From Page One.) — The secretary warned the governor ........ the border and called attention to tlit GARRISUN WIRES TG GUVERNUR 0 j t be "g rave consequences" that might ollow the sending of the militia to manifest propriety of not embarrass j n g ^j, e president as to the internation . . . . . al situation. "The president again today request ed me," he added, "to emphasize in enijs oqj jo aqi aaessom <u, lion, and th efact that he is doing ev erything that properly can be done and his earnest desire is that you should abstain from complicating and embarrassing the situation." The secretary said he has no doubt "highly colored and exaggerated re-1 ports'' of conditions along the border are reaching the governor, adding thnt: true accounts could be obtained by communicating with the army officers commanding at Naco and Douglas. Frank S. Thomas, one of General Villa's representatives here, filed a protest with the state departn.ent io dav^ declaring that the Carranza forces at Naco had deliberately "backed op io the Amercian line for the double P urpose ° r escaping to the United States ' lf occasion demands, and also fo invite attack so that a few bullets would unavoidably fall on American oil." He charged that Carranza's rces, under General Hill, were part on an "attempt to provoke Interven tion on the part of the United States.'■ j f 7 rison . g messagG tod?v Hll nt caused as much NACO, Ariz., Oct. 14—Secretary Gar to Governor excitement as has been caused by the two weeks' at tack on Naco, Sonora, which directly adjoins tills town. The war secretary, in answering the many complaints that the Arizona town had been the target for Mexican j bullets, told the Arizona governor that Extra Value Given In All Departments Every day is bargain day here at the big store. A great extra value-giving wave has swept over the store—every department is affected. It will pay you to shop here every time you are down town; in fact, it will pay you to come miles to trade here, where stocks are complete and up to the minute in style and quality of the merchandise offered at prices far below the average. In our Cloak and Suit Department we are receiving new coats and dresses for late Fall and Winter wear, and these coats and dresses are the latest designs of the best manufacturers. They are priced very reasonable. Come and see them this week. Heavy Shoes for Fall and Winter It is time now to wear heavier footwear. The chilly days of rain and snow during late Fall and early Winter are here, and you should buy heavier footwear to guard against colds. Our stock of Fall and Winter Shoes is complete in every detail, sizes, shapes and prices, to suit all. We have a complete stock of Hunitng Shoes, Boots, Arctics, Rubbers and Slippers, too. Late Fall and Winter Hats If you have not visited our millinery department this week a sur prise awaits you. We are showing many new and pretty pattern hats at prices that will pease you. There are many lovely velvet and plush hats, too, trimmed with pretty materials and priced as low as $5.00. We can show you a few stylish velvet and felt trimmed hats in popular shapes at $3.50 and up. Any Hat Bought Here Will Be Trimmed Free ATHENA UNDERWEAR For Women, Misses, Children has taken our customers by storm. The women of the community recognize the freet improvement in knit underwear it really represents. Six Special Features: PATENT-FITTED SEAT—Give. axtra team. THREE-CORNERED CUSSET-lUitni dm •Inin II th* thigh. FITTED SHOUH#ER AND SLEEVE—Civ* natural form to th* buat. - EXTRA ELASTIC CUFF-Holda alaava in pUco. PERFECTED SHOULDER STAY — Koopa got. ment from atretching a cr oaa almuldar. SPECIAL SHAPING AND SIZINC-Afoni aiaaa that fit every figum. In all shapes, weishts, end qualities at the price you would pey (or ordinary underwear. Try Athena for the children. Perfect fitting garments for all ages-—from two to sixteen years. Ask For PONY TICKETS Next Drawing Nov. 2nd HOME DRESSMAKING WEEK October 19-24 if the people of the Arizona town would not expos ethemselves to see sertions were verified by ested invertigation. He said the righting the situation would be bettered. Sheriff Wheeler, who represents the Arizona state government here in the, absence of any national guard officer, in answer to r. Garrison's statement,! explained just what the conditions had been during the fighting. His ns disinter "Of the five men wounded on the American! side of the line, all civilians were! struck while going about their br.sl ness. The trooper who was killed \.as not on the line. About one-half ot| the residents of the American towni have been forced to leave their homes! to seek safety in the extrm northrn part of the town. Nearly every build ing in town has been struck by bill-1 lets, several by shells. aMny families have been compelled to leave town. If the Americans cared to expose them-! selves, the American soldiers, vho are| keeping a strict dead line back from , * ) ^ T) oun ^- r y> wou '^ not permit them."| I he fighting continued through thej right and today, although Governor :, - v Worena s insurgents made no cou-i centrated attack on General Hill's po tional convention at Agnas Ca'ientes ition in the town. A trip to the Maytorena camp showed that lie had - eeeived a large supply of amnumitior from th estates and indications were that he would attempt a final attack soon. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—The na U.-day reached a point where the ques tion of the retirement of General Car ranza was to be discussed, according to official telegrams to the American t overnment, as well as advices re reived by agents here of General Vilia Frank S. Thomas, who has opened headquarters here for Villa, gave ort 'the following message which was re reived by him from Villa heudquar lors at Juarez dated today: "Gonvention will meet at 3 p. m when it is expected Carranza's resig nation will be received and piomptly ■ c-cepted. The name of General An tenin Villareal, chairman of the Con rention, will be presented a sa candi date for provisional president, and will he n, ofit satisfactory to all factions.' Whi'e the constitutionalist agency William F. McGrath and James T , Shanrahan of Miles City, are at the! Bright. I it was indictaed that General Villareal! likewise was regarded with fnvor hr, the Carranza faction. Mr. Thomas expressed the opinion thnt Carranza's resignation rirobably had already been accepted tonight and that Villareal had been chosen, lacked definite advice on this point. I 1 Miss Amanda 0. 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