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FARMER BOY KILLS MAN FOR
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.
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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.
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(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
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really represents.
Six Special Features:
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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.
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Nov. 2nd
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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
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Miss Amanda 0. Swift
Progressive Candidate
For = --
County Superintendent of Schools
Five years' practical experience as princi
pal and teacher in the Fergus county schools.
All grades and high school branches success
fully taught. Graduate from full course of
Normal College as an honor student. First
assistant for four years in Normal School,
with training of rural teachers and super
vision of adjacent rural schools. Four years'
teaching experience in Boston, Massachu
setts, schools.
If I am elected I will devote my entire time
to the country schools and so supervise them
that the pupils shall receive teaching and
training that is sensible and practical.
(Paid Advertisement.)—15-22.
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