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WATERY GRAVES SEVERAL BOATING DISASTERS i • YESTERDAY Launch Is Crushed on the Delaware, Another Blown Up on the Missis sippi and Catboat Wrecked on the Hudson tonight. The launch was washed ashore. It is badly wrecked. FIVE YACHTSMEN DROWN Catboat Run Down by Tug on Hudson Near Yonkers By Associated Press. YONKERS, N. V., Oct. 22.— Five per sons, the body of one having been re covered, are believed to have been drowned today by running down of a catboat by a tug of South Yonkers. Members of the South Hudson boat club heard cries for help out on the river and in the heavy mist that pre vailed were able to make out the out lines of a capsized sailboat and of a tug that was running rapidly down the river. The cries ceased before the yachtsmen, who had put out to the rescue In a rowboat, reached the cat boat, which they found deserted and with her side stove in.. In a coat aboard they found a list of names which proved to be' those of a party who had gone sailing in the boat. They were Edward Nelson, the owner of the boat, his son Edward, Benjamin Benson, P. Simpson artd Carl Thomp son, all of South Yonkers. Thiß evening the body of Benson was found not far from the scene of the collision. Nothing had been heard of the missing men up to a late hour tonight. LAUNCH IS BLOWN UP Two Drowned, Two Fatally Injured on the Mississippi By Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22.— A gasoline launch, containing four passengers on the Mississippi river, exploded this afternoon near Ivory station, fourteen miles below the city and two of the passengers are believed to have been drowned, the other two being probably fatally burned. ' The missing: FRED PHEE. An unknown man. The Injured: Edward Duffy, sr. - Edward Duffy, Jr. Edward Duffy, sr., and Fred Phee had constructed the launch and were making a trial trip with the new craft. Duffy's son and a friend of fhee's went along. After plying through the water for about three hours the launch suddenly exploded and sank. Another launch in the vicin ity succeeded in rescuing Duffy and his son, but Phee and his friend dlsap peaied and are believed to have been drowned. Duffy and his son were taken to the hospital at Jefferson barracks, both being badly burned. Duffy said the explosion was caused by a leaking gasoline pipe. One Drowned at Marietta By Associated Press. MARIETTA, 0., Oct. 22.— While re turning to Marietta from Beverly this morning in a motor boat, M. L. Wil liamson, a dentist; Probate Judge C. If. Nixon and Will Selllck, son of a weal thy oil producer, went over a dam at Lowell on the Musklngum river, and Williamson was drowned. OPERATIVES REJECT OFFER Advance in Wages and Profit Sharing Plan Fail to Suit Cotton Mill Employes By Associated Press. FALL RIVER, Mass., Oct. 22.— The Fall River Textile council, representing the organized cotton mill operatives of the city, today decided to reject the offer made by the manufacturers' as sociation last week to advance wages 5 per cent and introduce a profit-shar ing plan. The council made a request for the restoration of the 12 1-2 per cent which went Into effect July 25, 1904. No trouble in the mills is antici pated and it Is probable that further negotiations will be conducted during the coming week. The Textile council held a special ses sion of two hours and a half duration, and, according to Secretary Thomas Taylor, the sentiment was unanimous that the council should insist upon a straight advance of slightly over 14 per cent. The secretary was instructed te> notify the association to that effect. The committee had heard no inten tion to change the policy adopted, and as far as members of the committee were aware there had been no break, and would be none, in the ranks of the manufacturers. The great majority of the cotton mills in northern New England, Rhode Isl and, eastern Connecticut and in othei Massachusetts towns will not be di rectly affected by the movement here. Tomorrow's advance In this city wih affect about 30,000 operatives. Work will be resumed by all the Fall River mills in the morning, and if any trouble comes it is not looked for until after Wednesday next. SLEW BESSIE BOUTON Man Who Assaulted Australian In Berkeley Is Positively Identified By Associated Press. BERKELEY, Oct. 22.— Absolute iden tification of the man who lured Wil liam Ellis, the Australian horseman, to a houso in Berkeley and then mur derously assaulted and robbed him, as Milton Franklin Andrews, who is wanted In Colorado Springs for the murder of Bessie Bouton, is contained in a letter from Chief of Police Rey nolds of Colorado Springs received to day by Marshal Vollmer of Berkeley. ' The ' woman who accompanied An drews and aided him In the attempt to kill Ellis is declared with certainty to , be Nulda Petre Olivia, a French Canadian, formerly living at Buffalo, N. V., Montreal or Toronto, Canada. The description of the couple sent out by Vollmer tallies exactly, according to Chief Reynolds, with the records of the Colorado Springs police head quarters. Archbishop Rlordan In Rome By Associated Press. Rome, Oct. 22.— Archbishop Riordan of San Francisco took lunch today at the American college and warmly congrat ulated Mgr. Kennedy, the rector, on the condition of the college and the ap pearance of the students. There are 115 students enrolled In the college this year, a number never beofre reached, «nd surpassing the roster of students in all other foreign colleges here. : • -■••■ ■'■<• London society leader may be permanently confined to her bed SNEEZED IN MANY TONGUES Remarkable Case of "Ker-chu" at a Blaze in a New York Tenement Special to The Herald. NEW YORK, Oct. 22.— "Ker-chu! ker-chu! ker-chu!" Hundreds of persons gazing at the second story window of a tenement house at 308 West Sixty-ninth street, known as the "Block of All Nations," from which smoke was pouring last evening, heard strange sounds from scores of throats in the building. Down the fire escapes in the front hurried men and women, some with children in their arms. All were sneez ing with full lung power. From the falsetto of the Italian Infant In arms to the deep, resonant snort of the fat German, who stuck fast in one of the openings, none escaped the sneezing. It came in all languages. While the fire created intense alarm for several minutes In this, one of the most crowded city blocks, the spectacle of the "ker-chu" brigade afforded so much merriment that the crowd hugged the police lines and yelled encourage ment. The sneezing rose in volume as the smoke Increased and the stream of figures on the fire escape thickened. The firemen connected with engine company No. 40 were fighting flames in two rooms occupied by an Italian family. Lieut. Ford, who led several men with fire extinguishers, was one of the first to reach the windows. He sneezed until he was red in the face. Every member of the company finally got to the windows and the "ker-chus" took on a brogue. . Meanwhile in the street the crowd had a hilarious time until a gust of wind swept the smoke to the pave ments. It enveloped several hundred persons. Then came a unanimous sneeze. The crowd broke, each and every one "ker-chulng" with might and main, while the evicted families and the firemen got a chance for a breath of air and a hearty laugh themselves. Frank Lafelgo, who occupied the rooms, had several hundred red peppers hung on the walls. The flre burned the peppers and the fumes, penetrating the building, started every one sneezing. The damage was $10. SPURNS LIFE SAVER Unidentified Man Deliberately Seeks Death Beneath a River's Flood Special to Tho Herald. NEW YORK, Oct. 22.— Refusing to grasp a rope thrown toward him by life savers, an unidentified man about 50 years old sank to his death in the North river alongside the recreation pier at the foot of West Fiftieth street early yesterday. Just at dawn men employed there were startled as he rushed past them and Jumped off the pier end. Two life savers, who are watchmen at the pier, ran after him with a rope and a life preserver, and succeeded in throwing the latter almost over him as he was swept down stream by the tide. Instead of grasping the life preserver or its rope the man deliberately threw up his hands and sank before the rescuers could spring overboard. They worked for an hour with a boat and grappling irons and finally the body was brought to the surface. Policeman Kolle of the West Forty-seventh street station, who assisted, found that the body was not cold and hastily sent to Roosevelt hospital for medical help. Dr. Johnson, who came, said the man apparently died immediately after he sank. MUSIC LURES FROM CRIME Special to The Herald. LORAIN, Chio, Oct. 22.— The family of James Allenbauch of Elyrla was aroused last night by the sound of the piano. Allenbauch found a rough ly dressed man seated at the grand piano playing Handel's "Mesuiah." One classic followed another for som« time. Then the fellow, still uncon scious of his auditors, fell forward on the piano, his head buried in his arms. At the first move of Allenbauch he leaped to his feet as if to escape. Being assured there was no danger, he gave the name of John Schmunk. He says he was a musician by profession, but became a criminal and served a term in prison. He said he had entered the house to rob it. On seeing the piano he could not resist the temptation of touching the keys. He was given a place to sleep, a suit of clothes, and a $20 bill to start up ward again. LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1905. Mrs. Arthur Paget GLOOMY OUTLOOK FOR MRS. PAGET GRAVE FEAR THAT SHE IS BEDRIDDEN FOR LIFE Her Life Is In No Danger, but Surgeon Says the Bone In Her Leg Shows No Sign of Growing Special Cable to The Herald. LONDON, Oct. 22.— Although Mrs. Arthur Paget Is pronounced out of dan ger from the results of the recent serious operations, there is more than fear that she may be bedridden for life. It was never made known how seri ously ill she was when she went through the last operation. It is said Sir Alfred Fripp found that the bone of her leg has not yet shown the slightest symptom of growth and until it does it is Impossible to say whether she can be cured. She must remain almost permanently in one po sition from now until January at least before it will be known whether she will be bedridden for the remainder of her life. LOUBET AND ROUVIER LEAVE PARIS FOR MADRID GIVEN ENTHUSIASTIC SEND.OFF BY GREAT CROWDS They Will Make an Official Return of the Recent Visit of King Alfonso. Welcomed at Frontier Town by a Mission From the Spanish King By Associated Freai. PARIS, Oct. 22.— President Loubet left Paris for Madrid this morning, ac companied by Premier Rouvier, to re turn the recent visit to France of King Alfonso. The departure from the Orleans station was rride the occasion of an enthusiastic, demonstration by enormous crowds. On the platform was a ■ brilliant assemblage of officials, in cluding all the members of the cabinet or their representatives, the presidents of the senate and chamber of deputies and distinguished military officers as well as many Spanish residents of Paris. The presidential train left amid sus tained cheering and a salute by a guard of honor. At all the stations on the way to the frontier there were crowds and pro vincial authorities, who greeted the president with intermingled cheers for France and Spain. There was an of ficial reception at the frontier town of Irun, where a special mission In behalf of King Alfonso met and welcomed the president. The president will continue his jour ney through the night and will arrive at the escurlal at noon tomorrow, where he will place a wreath on the grave of King Alfonso XII. He will then pro ceed to the capttal, where he will be received in state at the railroad station by King Alfonso. WHEAT SCARCE IN MEXICO Millers Look for Removal of Duty on American and Canadian Product By Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, Oct. 22.— The short ness of the wheat crop is greater than was estimated a few weeks ago, and millers are looking 1 for the entire re moval of the duty on American and Canadian wheat by the first of next year. The city bakers have reduced the size of their loaves, asserting that it is impossible to give the same weight as formerly. There are some stocks of wheat in the hands of large farmers here, but not sufficient to bring down the price, which is steadily rising:. The price of corn is also rising, the advance being over BO per cent as compared with the prices of August. This causes hardship among. the poor. There is a possibility of the; duty on corn being abated. BATCH OF CARNEGIE HEROES No One From the Pacific Coast in the Latest Awards of the Commission Special to The Herald. PITTSBURO, Oct. 22.— The Carnegie Hero Fund commission held a meeting today and made ten awards, as follows: Maude Titus, aged sixteen, of New ark, N. J., a high school girl, for saving lives July 30. 1904, in Casco bay, near Yarmouth, Me. She was one of a party of ten on the yacht of Capt. Burgess of Boston. Miss Titus risked her life to save that of Miss Laura V. Relf snyder of East Orange, N. J., who was thrown into the water, but could not swim. She was given a silver medal. Charles Crabbe of Coppers' Landing, Va., was given a bronze medal and $1000 to educate his children. Mrs. Sa die L. Crabbe lost her life in the Great Wlcomico river Feb. 11, 1905, while try ing to save a colored boy, Ralph Young, from drowning. Miss Anna Margaret Cunningham, eged twenty, nurse in the Savannah (Ga.) hospital. Is given a bronze medal for saving the life of Edwin W. Cub bage, Jr., May 26, 1905, at Savannah. Misa Cunningham almost lost her life trying to save Walker Cutts at the, same time. William C. Brune, seventeen, of San dusky, 0., Is given a bronze medal foi saving the life of George P. Pfanner, aged nine, on July 8, 1904. The boy was swimming astride a plank, when a large dog playing in the water caught the plank in his teeth and pulled it from under the lad. Arthur J. Gottschalk, aged twenty four, of Lancaster, N. V., Is given a bronze medal for saving the life of Mrs. Joseph Webster of Detroit, Mich.. July 6, 1904. The woman took a fit while on the pier of the Crystal Beach com pany, opposite Buffalo, and fell Into the water. Gottschalk was with a young lady In a canoe. He paddled near the shore, let the young lady out, and went to save Mrs. Webster, who overturned his canoe and almost drowned him. At the risk of his life he held the woman above water until help -came. George F. Russell, a ship fitter, aged twenty-four, of Groten, Conn., was awarded a bronze medal for rescuing Paul F. Wlnslow, aged fourteen, and Frank G. Baer from drowning In Long Island sound, off New London, Conn., July 29,: 1304. The lads had been pre cipitated into the water, and when Russell went to save them they both grasped him by the neck. Russell had to swim some distance with the two boys. Arthur A. Ross, aged twenty-three, of Foxboro, Mass., was awarded a bronze medal for saving the lives of Nellie T. Welsh, aged seventeen, who had been thrown into a swlft-runnlng stream. ;■■ ; Mrs. Daniel Davis of Cleveland is given a silver medal and $1000 to edu cate her children. Her husband on July 11, 1904. lost his life trying to say* William Monroe, a miner, who had been overcome in a shaft of the Somers Min ing company, at Sherodsville, O. Wade H. Plummer, aged fifteen, of Lamar, S. C, was awarded a silver medal and $600 to complete his educa tion. He saved the lives of two com panions who were thrown Into the water with him May 7, 1904, In Lynch's river. Michael A. Doyle of Quebec was awarded a silver medal for saving the life of Miss Charlotte L. De Castner, aged seventeen, who had jumped into the St. Lawrence river, which was filld with floating ice. This makes nineteen awards by the Carnegie commission up to date. The commission has refused 291 cases and have 289 under consideration. DEATHS OF THE DAY Baron William Henry Leigh, London By Associated Press. LONDON, Oct. 22.— Baron William Henry Leigh died today, aged 81 years. He is succeeded in the title by his eld est son, Hon. Francis Dudley Leigh, who, In 1890, married Frances Helene Forbes, daughter of N. M. Beckwlth of New York. Florent Willems, Neuilly NEUILLY, France, Oct. 22.— The Belgian painter, Florent Willems, died here today. He was born at Liege In 1823. Some of his best known pictures are owned in the United States. Kimtern Friend*. If you have "lends In the East who are coming tp California, tell them tho low colonist rates are now In ef fect from all eastern points to Cal ifornia via the new Salt Lake Route. This line Is far ahead of all other western lines for beauty of scenery and excellence of equipment. The dlnlng car service Is the best In the west. Through tourist sleepers dally between Los Angeles and Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha, Kansas City and Denver. Information at 250 S. Spring street. Both phones. 3s2. ..,;■:. ..-., :>.: > . ; : ■. v > PRESIDENT HAS RESTFUL DAY LEAVES AT NIGHT FOR TOUR OF ALABAMA Attends Church at St. Augustine and Takes Sea Beth at Anastasla Island — Receives Few Visitors By Associated Press. ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Oct. 22.— President Roosevelt started tonight for his tour of Alabama. He left St. Au gustine at 9 o'clock, and is not sched uled to make a stop of any length until he reaches Mobile tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. His day In St. Augus tine was a quiet one. He attended ser vices In the Presbyterian Memorial church at 11 o'clock. The pastor, Rev. James Coffin-Stout, preached from the text "Worthy the lamb that was slain." He made no reference to the president In his sermon.' The church was crowded. At the conclusion of the services the president was taken for a short drive about the city. After luncheon the president, accompanied by Secretary Loeb, Surgeon General Rixey, John Mcllhenny and John Greenway, the last two of whom have been his guests on the trip south, drove to Fort Mertion, where they boarded a launch and went to Anastfisia island. Here the party donned bathing suits and had a bath in the salt water. The president greatly enjoyed the bath and seemed In excellent condition to tackle the hard work which lies be fore him this week. When the party left the hotel for the fort the mounted policemen of St. Augustine, who had been waiting In front of the hotel, started anead as an escort. The secret service man, who was on the box with the driver of the president's carriage, said to one of them: "We do not need you now." "That's all right," responded the offi cer, "we will go along." They galloped to the fort, where they stood at attention while the president boarded the launch and steamed away. Dinner was served at the hotel to night, after which the president drove to his train. St. Augustine was full of strangers today, attracted by the presi dent. A large crowd lingered around hl& hotel all day anxious to catch a glimpse of him. He received but few visitors, however, and got the rest of which he stood in need. This week will see the end of his trip. After visiting Mobile tomorrow he will spend Tuesday at Tuskegee, Montgomery and Birmingham. He will devote Wednesday to Little Rock, Ark., and Thursday he will visit New Orleans, leaving that evening on a gov ernment vessel for Washington. UNCLE SAM IN SHOW BUSINESS The Navy Department to Display the Naval Biograph Exhibit at St. Louis Special to The Herald. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22.— The navy de partment Is bringing the naval bio graph exhibit from the Portland expo sition to St. Louis. The first exhibition outside of Portland will be given here and on the result of the performance will depend whether or not the navy department will go into the show busi ness. The entertainment will be at the Odeon, Saturday afternoon and night, October 28. There will be 400 free- seats, 800 at 10 cents each, 625 at 25 cents ad mission and 400 at 50 cents. Lieut. Slgnor, In charge pf the naval recruiting party which opened a re cruiting Btation in the federal building a week ago, is to be Uncle Sam's critic. He will decide whether the show takes well enough to warrant a tour of the big cities. He was notified yesterday of the coming of the exhibition. From Lieut. Signor's standpoint the succeHS of the exhibition will depend on whether or not it will interest young men in the navy and stimulate the re cruiting business. The biograph Bhow, which attracted much attention at Portland, Is similar to the one given in the government building at the St. Louis world's fair. It is a complete presentation in moving pictures of the ships, showing a fleet in mimic warfare, the daily drills and scenes on board, the marines In action, the sailors at work and play, and al most everything that goes to make up life in the navy. The pictures were taken at much trouble and expense and cover scenes from the naval yards of the United States, the naval stations In Europe, the orient and the Philippines, Introducing everything from the tor pedo boat and the submarine to the biggest battleship afloat. SAVED BY THE SIMPLE LIFE Slim Diet and Much Exercise Averts the Awful Fate Predicted for an Editor Special to The Herald. LANSFORD, Pa.. Oct. 22.— Editor J. W. Maloy of the Lansford Record, one of the best known newspaper men in Eastern Pennsylvania, has completed a feat in the reduction of avoirdupois that physicians say is nothing less than wonderful. A year ago Mr. Maloy, who is Just about 5 feet high, weighed 243 pounds, and was growing heavier every, day. He consulted physicians, who told him that his chances of living more than a year or two were very slim. They pre scribed a course of diet and training as a last resort, but told the editor that there were few cases that had been cured, even by this method. Maloy followed the directions care fully and a wonderful change soon took place. His weight was reduced grad ually until he now tips the scales at 178 pounds. Besides this, his health has improved materially, and despite his 50 years he now says he feels as young and chipper as he did at 26. He publishes in his paper a cut of himself as he appeared a year ago and as he appears today, labeling them "Before and after." He ascribes his present condition and the fact that he is still in the land of the living to "ths simple life and strenuous efforts." —< i » LEAVES JAIL WITH BABY Mother With Child in Arms One of a Trio to Break Out of Prison Special to The Herald. RICHMOND, Ind., Oct. 22.— Mrs. El - mlra Keever, who shot and killed her husband, George Keever, near Rich mond some months ago, and Mrs, Ida Winters charged with assault and bat tery, and Mary Kuhlman, supposed to be insane escaped from jail last night. Mrs. Winters took her infant child with her. The doors of the cells were open this morning when the ma tron went to give the prisoners break fast. After leaving the Jail the pris oners walked to a village several miles distant, but all trace was then lost. QRPHEUM BFHIHQ.TRWR B^^ «d ThW Modern Vaudeville Direct from London, ARTHUR PRINCE, World's Greatest Ventriloquist LEBLIE AND DAILEY in "Going Abroad;" MELANI TRIO, Famous Btreet Singers; Last Week FRANZ EBERT, the Famous LlHputlan; DIXON AND HOLMEB, Character Singers; HAL M ERR ITT, Cartoonist and Monologist; ORPHEUM MOTION PICTURES SHOWING LATEBT NOVELTIES; Last Week MACY AND HALL in "A Timely Awakening." Prices as usual, 10c, 25c, 50c. Matinees Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. fIRAND OPERA HOUSE *- r THE FAMILY THEATER. Hollls E. Cooley Presents America a Greateßi Play by Augustus Thomas. — ; ARIZONA • The Same Great Play, the Bame Great Company, the Sams Characters You Ha^e Met All Over the Great West. . „„ r/.. Matinees Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday, 10c and 25c. Evenings 10c, 260, buc. Next Week— The Frank Cooley Co. in "At Rlak of His Life. ftELJtSCO THEATER BELABC %^-VAf%ne 267. ** Commencing Tonight The Belasco Theater Company will present for the first time on any Los Angeles stage Leo Detrlchsteln's notably Bucceßsful romantic play The Last Appeal A play that abounds with stirring situations and moving episodes. A charm- Ing love story with an abundance of comedy. Just the play you want to see. Next week-William Gillette's Greatest War Play "SECRET SERVICE.' XTJGHT CONCERT AT WESTLAKE PARK Arend's great Venice Band of forty pieces will give a concert «t Westi«ke Park «t 8:00 p. m. today. Among the piecei will be a Llsst'a Second Rhapsody Tannhauser Overture — The Great War Drama ;— THE CIVIL WAR=: This will be well worth hearing. JLJASON OPERA HOUSE Lefs^and^lnaeer. ffiiJS£^ IM * Peggy From Paris With Arthur Deagon and Company of 50 and the Pretty Peggy Chorus. Seats now on iale. Price— 2sc, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50. TLJASON OPERA HOUSE • H ' Manager Boxes and seat sale opens this morning. THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY MATINEE and NIGHT, OCT. 26, 27, 28 ISIDORO WITMARK'S TUNEFUL COMEDY OPERA. Re« and hear New York's Tfc f*¥^T A DITWtfTIWSk latest '/The Whole Damm 1116 . . . \j[\J\& M?*M\\jN\J 60-Company-£O. Gorgeous production. Prlce3 $1.50, jl.oo, $75c, 800 and 25c. Tels. 70. JLfOROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER BIX P^ n :. n I^ AIN •"* Hundreds turned away at both performances yesterday. Ask anybody. TONIGHT ALL THIS WEEK MATINEE SATURDAY The Big Burbank Stock Company In the great comedy drama: :=FROU FROU •. Next Week— Don't mlsa it— "May Blossom." ■ ; CIMPSON A UDITORJUM M " wmtnt uE> BEHYMER *■* One NWht Only— Tuesday Oct. 24 • Madame Emma Eatnes • And Her Concert Company, Consisting of ■^jSs^S^ACT&i-t AMHERS X S8»Q I »Hrr. PRICES-Jl.OO, $2.00 and $3.00. „.*„'„„, Seatn on sale at BIRKEL MUSIC CO., R45 South Spring St. TEL. MAIN 8667. harol\> Bauer, Tuesday: October, 24. seats now on sale. fTHE BROADWAY THEATER *• C - WILSON. Local Manager. SiX Big Vaudeville ActS— Every Afternoon and Nitfht LADIES' SOUVENIR MATINEE FRIDAY-AMATEURS FRIDAY NIGHT. PJSCHER'S THEATER FIRST ST.. Bet. Spring and Main. * FAREWELL WEEK OF THE FISCHER STOCK CO., In the Big Musical Burlesque "DOWN THE LINE." Four Great Vaudeville Acts— All New. Usual Matlneea. PRICES— IOc and 20c; Reserved Seats 25c. f^HUTES Chiaffarelli'a Italian Band Open Air Concerts at 3p. m. every afternoon except Monday. Admission 10c. Reserved Seats 10c. IN CHUTES THEATER Every Evening Except Mondays and Wednesdays. Popular Prices ISc and 25c. WOMAN IN THE CABINET Department for the Study of Children Suggested by a Club Member Special to The Herald. CHICAGO, Oct. 22.— Mrs. Elizabeth Boynton Harbert of Evanston thinks the club women of America ought to demand a seat in President Roose velt's cabinet. At a meeting of the Lake View Woman's club she was dis cussing "The Child: What We Can Do for It," when she stopped long enough to say: "There ought to be a government de partment devoted to the child and the home. Do you know that the codfish is represented in the president's cabi net and that the American boys and girls are not? Uncle Sam spent $50,000 last year studying the codfish; how much did he spend In studying chil dren? "A movement looking to the estab lishment of such a department already has been started and has met with considerable favor in the national congress of mothers. Every mother and every club woman ought to sup port it. Such a department could col lect and distribute material from all over the world on child study, child labor and the home. "President Roosevelt seems to be no Interested in the number of our chil dren, surely he cannot refuse to con sider them after they are born. Send him a personal letter and urge him to give us representation in his cabinet." Then the speaker went on to discuss more Immediate measures that might be taken for the child's sake. "We ought to bring more gayety into our homes," she said. "Don't let us get too clubblsh and staid. Unbend a bit and hear your children laugh. "Why, the other day," she went on, "I had a great big Northwestern uni versity student in my house, and he said to me: 'Mother Harbert, may I chuck you under the chin? It's been a long time since I have had any one to chuck beneath the chin.' "Did I hesitate? Not a minute? 'Harry,' I said, 'of ' course you can chuck me under the chin.' That to my mind, is the spirit that is es sential to the making of happy homes," ONLY ONE BRANDED Sad Story of the Civil War Now Made Public for the First Time Special to The Herald. EVANSVILLE. Ind., Oct. 22.— Robert Mcßeynolds, formerly of thl3 city, in writing from Colorado Springs, Colo., tells of the fate of an Evansvllle sol Always. Rensgmber the Full JNcme >. jjufotive ffiromo Quinine /9LJ& onevery dier during the Civil War that has never before appeared in print. Alex Jordan was a young man living near this city, the son of Jerry Jor dan, a well-known plasterer. Tim young man enlisted in the Union army and, after remaining in service a short time, became sick, deserted and cama home. The news of Jordan's desertion was sent to hia regiment, then sta tioned at Murfreesboro, Term., and ha was Immediately arrested and sent there to be tried by court-martlnl. Ha was branded, according to the story of Mcßeynolds. A hot iron, made in the shape of a letter D, was used in brand ing the deserter, and he bore the neat until his death, which soon followed. Jordan came home and pined away in shame for the terrible way in which h« had been punished, avoiding everybody and dying In a few months of a broken heart. The branding of deserters never went any further. It was stopped a short time after this on an order from General Grant, as he contended the punishment was too brutal. It is said Jordan was the first deserter In the army to be branded. Jordan's grave is a few miles from this city and no soldier's slab marks the last resting place of the man who died from grief and shame. MISSING STEAMER SAFE Progress, Thought to Have Sunk in Recent Lake Storm, Reaches Port By Associated Press. CLEVELAND, Oct. 22.— A telegram was received today by the captain of the Corrigan fleet that the steainot Progress, which has been missing fop many days and was feared had beei\ sent to the bottom by the storm of the past several days, had arrived at the Soo late Sunday night. The Progress carried a crew of fifteen besides the captain. The body of Fox, one of the wheel men of the steamer Sheldon, which was lost off Lorraln Friday, was picked up by a fishing tug ten miles west of Lorrain today. No marine disasters have been re. ported to the life saving station at Cleveland during the day. Simpson at Death's Door, By Associated Press. WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 22.—Ex-Con gressman Jerry Simpson had a severe hemorrhage this morning and a light one later in the day. While he had re vived from the effects to some extent the attending physicians fear he can not live through the night. The pa tient was able to take nourishment to day, having swallowed nearly a quart of milk. He is still conscious.