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MONDAY. DECEMBER 4, 1908.
CHALLENGES PREMIER OF GREAT BRITAN TO FACE SUFFERINGS OF LONDON'S POOR What the Leader of 6,000 Wives of the Unemployed Would Have Shown Balfour -Starving Children Wait in the Street for Crumbs at Midnight. Mrs. Crooks, wife of the labor leader member of parliament, is the one woman who knows all the details of the terrible "unemploy ed" problem that will face London during this winter. Mrs. Crooks Jed flood wives of unemployed workmen, who waited on the prime minister recently to demand gov- eminent relief. For years Mrs. Crooks has been in close touch ■with the poorest people of Lon don's East-end. She and her hus iband live in a little "workman's cottage" in a decidedly poor street. Local Bowling, Foot-ball, Pool and Box ing Honey Mellody left a few days ago for California to try a tight with Sullivan for the champion ship of the world, thinking that the one battle, should he win, would give him a clear title. Sullivan refused to fight, claim ing he (Sullivan) is in the light weight class. That left Honey master of his class excepting one Fitzpatrick of Chicago, who loomed up for a light and who has several draws With Mellody to his credit. A fight be tween these two looked like set tling a championship. Rut now comes a man, Ruddy Ryan, who has been supposed to 'bo out of the game for good, and all on account of his eyes. Ryan has beaten Mel lody. He certainly has claims to that championship. v SPORTING BREVITIES Benny Yanger, the crack Chicago featherweight, who has been out ot the lighting game for a year, ls try ing to arrange a meeting in Phila delphia with Young Corbett. Tiring of raising onions on his ranch near Los Angeles, Jeffries will embark in the saloon business In tho City of Angels. Queer how most of the successful prize fight ers drift Into the gin mill industry when they quit the ring. Harry Wolverton threatens to lea evthe reservation and jump to (he outlaws because of a lino Im posed upon him by the Boston man agement when he stayed away from the team for some time to attend lils mother's funeral. Kansas City will try out an In dian pitcher named Walter Justis next season. Tommy Ryan and Marvin Hart Are going on the stago. They have Mr. Crooks himself has seen all the vicissitudes of poverty in London. Today he is chairman of the board of guardians of the very work house which kept him from starva tion as a youth. Mrs. Crooks in vited Mr. Balfour to come and live at her homo for a month so that the premier could understand the terrible distress of the district. By Mrs. Will Crooks, Wife of the Labor Member of Parliament. Written especially for The Press. If Mr. Balfour had accepted the Ryan left the ring some time ago and reports said he would never put on another glove. He was go ing blind from being repeatedly walloped on the eyes. The Chica go Tribune stated a short time ago that Ryan and Dick Fit /.pat rick were lo be matched shortly to tight in Fast Chicago. That looks like reviving a dead one, and there will be more talk. The annual world's six day bi cycle race startoct in New York yesterday with a large entry list. Eddie Hoot, of the winning team last year, is entered again. John Foiger of Brooklyn will rido with Root this year. There are many foreign.entries. At 1 a. m. today 15 of the teams had covered 24 miles. Coach Smith of (he Spokane high signed a contract for 70 weeks and will travel over a good part of the world. They will give three-round siiarrlng exhibitions. Evidently Hart has decided to rest on his laurels of a gift championship. Sam Berger, tho San Francisco heavyweight, who fell while skat ing and ruptured a blood vessel, Is still in a hospital, but the attend ing physician says there will be no ill effects from the Injury aside from a few weeks' confinement In the hospital. The St. Louis Browns will buy John Ganzel's release from New York If ho will consent, to go to the Mound City, but Ganzel says he doesn't want to play In the major leagues, as he can make more mon ey managing a team lv the bush circuit. Welnl story traveling 'round tho country says Frank Farrell cleaned UP $SO,()00 playing fast horses last LONDON UNEMPLOYED WHO HAVE SLEPT ON THE PAVE MENT ALL NIGHT. invitation I gave him when our women's deputation called on him to come and live in our district for a month, he would never have treated our deputation in so differ ent a manner as he did. He said we should not have brotfght women with babies as part of our deputa tion. But we brought them for the very reason that it is the women and children who will suffer so ter ribly this coming winter. One wo man wlio went with us fainted in the prime minister's office because she had had so little to eat and had come so far. We are terribly disappointed that the government did not do some thing practical for us. If they wanted money to build a new bat tleship at a cost of several millions they would get it quick enough. But they couldn't see their way to putting the machinery in operation for keeping thousands of people from starving. Wo had been led to expect something from the fact that the king had. at the opening of Kingsway, the new London thor oughfare, received a deputation has staled that Salt Lake has no claim on tho school championship at all. "Spokane has won the cham pionship of the Inland Empire," says Smith. "We will havo to di vide 1 the honors of tho northwest with Seattle for wo only tied that team." Ilul, how about Tacoma, Mr. Smith? Tacoma beat Seattle with whom Spokane tied. Probably that town will sto ptrylng to observe any slight growth within its boun daries long enough to make a few claims. Kor the past few days sleighing has been the only sport in which any interest has been taken. On Friday anil Saturday nights there could be seen large box wagons with runners attached filled with tlie young and old. Tliero was at season. A 86 round battle will be fought by Willie Lewis and Willie Fitz gerald before the Colma A. C. of Colma, Cal., some time this month. Secretary Sullivan of the Ameri can Amateur Athletic union, has suited for Europe, where ho will spend two months In an effort to bring Into closer rela!ionship ama teur organizations of Ireland, ling land and France with the A. A. U. The foreign societies have express ed a desire for closer relationship with the American organization and nearly all of them have noti fied Secretary Sullivan that they will expunge Duffey's records from their lists. Joe Waloott. the pugilist, is In trouble In Boston. He assaulted a H» year old boy the other night In a jh)o1 room and was held for trial. ladles play billiards and pool every day and evening at Meter billiard parlor. from tho unemployed of our dis trict. It is useless for them to say the government is powerless. They could easily give out public work that would solve our problems, if they only would. But we don't propose to stop our agitation one instant. We intend to go on until something is done. With Mr. Balfour out of office, per haps some practical help will come. I only hope our poor, starving peo ple will not'get too desperate. Peo ple can't wait patiently while their little children are crying for bread. If Mr. Balfour had come to live with us I would have taken him into homes that would have put him to shame, and made the manhood in him blush to think of the richest cuontry and city in the world tol erating such distress in its midst. I know of one poor woman, and her case is only one of very many, who toils day and night at making match hoxes. She has three little children. She spends hour after hour in a dim cellar —her children kept in bed so as to be out of the Up-to-date Foot ball, Fighting, and General Athletics ono time on Riverside, Friday eve ning, four sleighing parties. During the winter, when there is good skating, hundreds of younf and old go on sleigh rides to tht near-by lakes for an evening's skat ing. If this winter keeps up its present gait, the young folks wil havo sonic rare sport. • • ® Los Angeles has won the pen nant for tho second series in the Coast league. They ended up with .GOO per cent against .541 for the next closest team, San Francisco. The season closed yesterday with a double-header between the Ta coma and Los Angeles teams. Tho Angels won both games. The first by a score of 5 to 4 and tho next 8 to 1. The Los Angeles team was far ahead of any of the Coast league teams this year. A Springfield, 0., boy of 9 has written a musical comedy. The boy had one great advantage in his work. He hadn't seen many of those now on the stage. CALLING HIM DOWN, THE SPOKAtffi PRESS London lodging house dormitory for the unemployed, where a man can get sleep and a pint of tea and half a loaf in the morning for 4 cents. cold' —while she makes these boxes and only gets 5 cents for 144 boxes, or rather 288 pieces, for she has to make both the outside and in side, which Is two pieces. When the boxes are made sho has to put them into packets of one dozen and take them to the factory, over a mile. away. Sometimes many of the boxes are rejected from being de fective, simply because the wood or tissue supplied her is faulty. This poor woman has to supply her own paste and string. She only makes 75 cents a week at match boxes, and her wretched room costs her 50 cents —which leaves -5 cents (IfSt TOUT, TU START SCHOOL IU fIOWJ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4.—Sam Tung, tho Chinese Native Son. who bore off the honors of his class at ] tho University of California, win ] ning the prize, has sailed for China jas superintendent of schools in southern China. Mr. Yung, after taking his It. A. degree at the state Institution went to New York, and graduate,l in one ear from the Co lumbian university as M. A., Intend* ing to further pursue his studies when be was appointed by the Chinese minister at Washington, Sir Liang Chontung, to this import ant position. The establishment of free public schools in China is an innovation and a concession to western meth ods but recently agree 110 by the empress. In each provincial dis trict a large primary school will be located, to be ted by the suc cessful graduates from the village schools, these In turn supplying the students for the higher grade in stitutions to be placed in the capi tals of the tl provinces. From these coll.-ges the Imperial univers ity at Peking win reoeiva those who ha.c sneer.•isfully passed the specified examinations. Mr. Yung will take the preliuila for her to live on. She would starve if charity didn't step in and give her 75 cents in money and 75 cents in food and coal. She is a widow. I would also have taken the pre mier outside some of the factories and let him see little children beg ging the factory hands for "leav ings" from their lunch; and at night — between midnight an7T~2 a. m. —standing in long lines out sido bakesbops and friend fish places waiting for "scraps." I know women who do tailoring work —sewing from daylight until way into the night and making less than $2 per week, out of which they pay 75 cents a week rent and 24 cents a week for their machines, and have to keep as many as four children on the balance. God knows how they do it. Some of them don't, as cases of starvation at the London hospital prove. Our workhouses are crowded and poor people have to be turned away. I would not encourage and help to lead all this agitation if there were not a remedy. There has been an Unemployed Workmen's act passed "by parliament, and it could be put into operation if a schedule of all the work required to be done anywhere in England were prepared. The work would repay the government and nothing would be lost. Besides all this, farm colonies could be created. All over the country the land is hun gering for laborers to work it, and there are thousands of men who would gladly go. These farm colo nies would prevent thousands of men from degenerating and becom ing a dead weight on the commun ity and tho nation. If it is not done, if the govern ment neglects the warning that has been given, who knows but what, before long, England may have to faco a problem worse than Rus sia's. TOUTED TO WIN THE BIG RACE (Scrlpps News Association 1 NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Judging from the showing made so far in the six day bicycle race, Bowler of Chicago, teamed with Downing of San Jose, Cal., or McLean and Mor an of Boston are most likely to win. Every sign that Worley paints boosts Spokane. nmoDon ary steps toward locating the vil lage and district schools, and hopes to have the necessary arrange ments made in time to open the classes for the next school session. He will draw his teachers princi pally from the private and mission schools in China and there will be provision made for girls as well as boys. He himself received his pri mary education from the Raptist school in this city, and is quite a young man, having just completed his 22nd year. KISSEL SAGE NOT AFRAID (Scrlpps News Association.) NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Russel Sage, the dean of Wall street, to day received the congratulations of many of bil friends and associates, this being the anniversary of his narrow escape from death on Dec. 4, 1891, when n lunatic exploded a dynamite bomb in sir. Sage's office. Mr. Sage said in an interview to day that he never considered the attempt upon his life by that luna tic as anything but the erratic ac tion of an unbalanced mind and had no fear that the attempt would bo repealed. CHAFFEE TO LIVE IN CALIFORNIA • fWlpps Newt AsHoclntlnn.) AWSHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 4 — California ls to be the permanent home of that valiant fighting man, Lieut. Gen. A. K. Chaffee, when he retires from his present position as chief of staff of Ibe army. While he and Mrs. Chaffee are in Cali fornia they will endeavor to select a home. General Chaffee will be in Washington Dec. 20 BITS OF NEWS Councilman Davis of West Seat tle palled a gun at. an annexation meeting held in the Seattle sub urb. Pendleton will have a new rail way, the new lino will extend to Pilot Rock. President. William Blackman an nounces the annual meeting of the State P deration of Labor at Aber deen Jan. 4, 190(5. Thomas Fields faced trial for murder at Moscow today. Ministers. Doctors and Temperance Workers Use and Becommend Duffy's Port Malt Whiskey as tne Only Ef fective Cure for Lung, Stomach and Nerv ous Diseases. "I THANK GOD THRKB 19 SUCH A MKDIOINK, WRITES REV. DR. M'LHOD, an active minister for 50 years. "For more than 40 years I had been afllioted with dyspepsia and nervous prostration. At times I was so run down I could not attenil to my ministerial duties. Could neither eat nor sleep. I began taking Duffy's Pure Mult Whiskey. It gavo me strength, helped my digestion, settled my nerves, and I gained 10 pounds in one month. I recommend those who are weak, broken down, nervous, to take 'Duffy's' " Oreenleaf, Mich., January 22, 1904. DR. BOWNE PRESCRIBED "DUF FY'S" 25 YEARS. "I have found that In pneumonia, grip and other exhausting diseases my patients never fail to respond favorably to Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. Taken as directed It ls bound to relieve and permanently cure consumption." Dr. E. H. Bowne, Kingston, N. J., August 3, 1904. MR. THOMAS MORAN, TEMPER ANCE WORKER, SAYS: "I have lived In Rochester, N. V., for almost 70 years and people know I am a strict temperance man, but I unhesi tatingly recommend Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey for tho great good it did me during my Illness. .Two months ago I was so weak fromi.-on chitls I could not raise my head. I had a low fever and nil the symp toms of a relapse. The doctor order ed your whiskey, and I would not be living today but for its use. 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