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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.
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
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:
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
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.
Advance in Wages and Profit Sharing
Plan Fail to Suit Cotton Mill
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
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.
Man Who Assaulted Australian In
Berkeley Is Positively
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
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
Remarkable Case of "Ker-chu" at a
Blaze in a New York
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
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.
Unidentified Man Deliberately Seeks
Death Beneath a River's
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
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.
Mrs. Arthur Paget
Her Life Is In No Danger, but Surgeon
Says the Bone In Her Leg
Shows No Sign of
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.
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
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
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.
Millers Look for Removal of Duty on
American and Canadian
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.
No One From the Pacific Coast in
the Latest Awards of the
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
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
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.
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 >
Attends Church at St. Augustine and
Takes Sea Beth at Anastasla
Island — Receives Few
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
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.
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.
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 »
Mother With Child in Arms One of
a Trio to Break Out of
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.
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;
Week MACY AND HALL in "A Timely Awakening."
Prices as usual, 10c, 25c, 50c. Matinees Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday.
*- r THE FAMILY THEATER. Hollls E. Cooley Presents America a Greateßi
Play by Augustus Thomas.
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.
** 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.'
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
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.
Boxes and seat sale opens this morning.
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.
•"* Hundreds turned away at both performances yesterday. Ask anybody.
The Big Burbank Stock Company In the great comedy drama:
Next Week— Don't mlsa it— "May Blossom." ■ ;
*■* 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.
SiX Big Vaudeville ActS— Every Afternoon and Nitfht
PJSCHER'S THEATER FIRST ST.. Bet. Spring and Main.
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.
Department for the Study of Children
Suggested by a Club
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
"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,"
Sad Story of the Civil War Now Made
Public for the First
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.
Progress, Thought to Have Sunk in
Recent Lake Storm, Reaches
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
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.

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