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ROCK
ISLAND
4:30 O'CLOCK.
LAST EDITION.
ROCK ISLAXD, ILL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1004. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
VOL. LIU. NO. 297.
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NO. BATTL
AT muk
E
DEN
Russians Will Make De
fense Outside of
City.
NO NEWS OF A FIGHT
Report That All Idea of Carry
ing Port Arthur by As
sault is Abandoned.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 1. Important
developments on the eastern flank of
the Manchurian army are admitted by
the war office to be proceeding. The
Russian cavalry is executing impor
tant movements, trying to cut the
Japanese line of communications and
thus defeat the flank advance. It is
denied that a general engagement ha
been won at Mukden by the Japanese.
llnltlt- fit 'Mukden.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 1. Gen. Kuro
patkin now is concentrating his forces
.-it Tieling. Mukden evidently will be
spared the terrors of a battlefield. In
the meantime matters are said to be
lively in the sacred capital. Trade is
brisk, especially in furs. The Japa
nese in force- at Davan, on the Liao
river, are making their way toward
Sinniinting. A second force is near
Tchantang, with its center at Sehel
ic.hebanjaplsa, while Con. Kuroki with
an unexpected amount of cavalry is
pushing along in the mountains to the
ca st .
Ilf-nt I'lulifrr on Way.
In a fortnight's time Gen. Kuropat
kin will be reen forced by the Nth
hi my corps, the best equipped fighting
unit of Russia. I'ntil then lie is lit
tle likely to give battle, according to
competent military authority.
The report that the Japanese are
iisin Chefoo as a harbor for torpedo
boats Is indignantly resented here. It
will supply a lead to Russia for util
izing Mongolia for military purposes.
The change of tactics on the part of
the Japanese, attacking all along the
line, renders Gen. Stoessel's task
doubly difficult. He can no longer call
out the reserves and concentrate them
on one spot, ns was the case hereto
fore. The military critic of Novoe
Vreinya says this increases the
chances of Japan's success.
Grille ln Ilrrorc Port Arthur.
London, Oct. 1. The failure of the
latest Japanese attempt to drive out
til" Port Ann liar Meet and reduce me
fortress has led. according to the Tel
graph's Chefoo correspondent to the
decision that the Japanese must go
into winter quarters. Japanese officers
admitting that Stoessel is making a
superb stand.
'Accordingly ."- the correspondent
says, "permanent fortification afford
ing excellent shel't r are being con
stnioted outside the Russian main line
of defenses and warm clothing is be
ing brought up for the troops. Re
inforcement are continually arriving "
Finding it itnieossible to hold the out
cr forts, even when they are cap
tnreil. owing to the enfilading fire, tin
only alternative left the Japanese is-
to cut off supplies and communiea
tions."
I nxilni; I lie Klvrr.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 1 Sakharoff
reixuts that the Japanese are still
pouring across the Taitse river at Ren
sihii. ::o miles northeast of Liaoyang
;nd that a number of Chinese bandit
are with the Japanese on the Liao side
of the railroad.
I'.ncmy Nrnr Mnmlntln.
Harbin. Oct. 1. Russian scouts have
ascertained that fresh Japanese forces
are concentrating at the Yentai mine
and gradually moving eastward. A
trong Japanese force west of the Uao
vullcv has occupied Siaobeyho. soutl
of Sinmintin.
A company of Chinese bandits at
tempted to wreck the railroad near
the station of Frantzaitun. l.o miles
south of Harbin. They killed a sen
linel and caused slight damage. A
detachment of guards was sent in pur
suit of the bandits. The railway track
was repaired by morning.
Ontot l'lltrrn MIIcm orlh.
Headquarters of the Second Japa
nese Army. Sept. "y via Fusan. Oct.
1. There is no
change in the situa
tion. Japanese outposts are now l."i
mil--s to the north. There are daily
clashes between ,I.ip:inee outposts
nml Russian patrols, us'taily result int.-
in only s-tnall casualties.
(.rrnt hnns- In ituntin.
Mukden. Oct. 1. A great change in
the situation here has taken place.
The Japanese now appear anxious to
NTERNATIONAL DIVORCE
RECOGNITION FAVORED
Justice Kennedy of English High
Court, Closes Session of Law
yers and Jurists.
St. Louis, Oct. 1. Initernational rec
ognition of divorce decrees where the
court granting the decree is located in
the territory where the marriage was
celebrated was one of the points urged
by Sir 'William R. Kennedy, justice
of the high court of England, in his
address at the closing session yester
day of the universal congress of law
years and jurists.
His subject was "To What Extent
Should Judicial Action by Courts of
Foreign Nations be Recognized," and
his argument tended to show the im
portance of the establishment, either
by "tacit recognition or international
pact, of the principle that a judgment
anywhere is a judgment every where."
A resolution was unanimously adopt
ed requesting the American Bar asso
ciation to take steps to organize a per
manent association of lawyers repre
senting the different countries of the
world.
AMERICAN MAIL CAR
IN FRANCE IS LOOTED
Ninety-One Bags Are Opened on
Car Between Havre and
Paris.
Paris. Oct. 1. A bold robbery was
committed on a mail car between Paris
ind Havre containing American mail.
The train, which left here at midnight,
had two mail cars, the first an or-
linary mail car. in which the distribu
tion was going on. 1 he second car
was entirely given up to mail for the
'nited States. There were l'u
pouches on this car. which was sealed
and heavily locked.
On arriving at Rouen early yester-
lay morning it was found that the
American car had been broken open
and that the pouches were in great dis
order. Ninety-one bags had been open-
d and their contents rifled of valua
bles. There is no record of Jheir con
tents or of the valuables secured.
CITY OF PITTSBURG PANKRUPT
Treasury is Empty City Employes'
Pay is Withheld.
Pittsburg, Oct. 1. Assistant Comp
troller 10. S. Morrow has suspended the
issue of all city warrants except those
relating to contracts. There is no
money in the treasury. Unless the
comptroller's office retreats from its
losition thousands of city employes
will not receive their salaries tint il the
receipts from taxes next month come
in. Others, having dealings with the
citv, will have a long wait for payment
)f their bills.
MINERS CONCEDED RIGHTS
Colorado Judge Enjoins Employers
From Using the Black List.
Leadville. Colo.. Oct. 1. Judge
Owers has issued an injunction against
the members of the Leadville Mining
district association restraining them
from discriminating against any miner
because of his being a member of the.
Western Federation or from making
out a tdack list or trom compelling
them to sign any agreement that they
would renounce membership in the
federation or from any other way con
spiring to deprive any member of the
federation from obtaining employ
ment.
act on the
lefensive and have fortified
northwest of the Yentai
a position
mines. According to me oesi c.mi
mates obtainable, the Japanese army
confronting Kuropatkin comprises a
-rami total of 1 S.i battalions. Allow
ing men to a ruination mere are
llt.i'uu infantry. In addition there are
:." cavalry and f.t'.s guns. The dis
tribution of the Japanese torces is as
follows: One division a' Bentsaiputze
two divisions at the Yentai mines, four
divisions on the railway a little north
of Liaoyang. one division westward
near Hianieadense and one diviston
at Sandenz.
Jnpnnrvr llrlvru Hack.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 1. The war of
fice at a late hour last night gave out
a telegram from Gen. Sakharoff. dated
Sept. describing a successful a
sault upon a Japanese advance guard
near entai on fept. z-v i ne Japa
nese began the fight by attacking a po
sition held by the Russians at Ouli
taidze. 2' miles south of the Hun rive r.
The Russians withdrew and then counter-marched
and occupied the enemy's
position at Toumytsa. north of Yentai.
and drove the Japanese as far as Yen
tai station, losing four men wound
ed, whereas the Japanese lost 2 killed
or wounded.
Sakharoff further reports that a
reconnaissance on Sept. 23 showed
that the Japanese force was concen
trating in increasing numbers along
the Yentai branch of the railroad, and
tha' there is also considerable concen
tration of the Japanese along the Tai
tse river near Hensihu.
Sakharoff's telegram as given to the
press contains no mention of develorv-
ments on the eastern flank. This si
lence probably is due to the fact that
details of operations telegraphed to
the emperor at Odessa had not reached
the general staff.
PUT UP THE PRICE
Ceef Trust Marks Knd or Strike by
Advancing Prices Another
Cent.
PUBLIC IS AT ITS MERCY
At the Same Time Brewery War Cuts
Price of Beer Nearly in
Half.
Chicago, Oct. 1. Beef went up with
a bound yesterday and beer came
down with a thud. A half-cent a pound
was tacked onto the price of the bet
ter cuts of meats, making the price a
cent a pound higher than the values
exacted during the packing-house
strike, the other half-cent having been
added immediately after the union
men gave up the struggle against their
former employes. No reason was giv
en for this latest advance.
With beer the shift of prices was in
dollars rather than cents. Amber
liquid of the grade that normally sells
for $G a barrel could be bought as low
as $3.50. The big reduction was due
to a fight for trade among the brew
eries, the cut being made by the so
called trust in an effort to under mine
the business of a local brewery which
has refused to come into the fold.
l-ait at lllxh Mark.
The added half-cent to the price of
choice cuts of beef brought the whole
sale price up to 17 cents a pound. Be
fore the stockyards strike the price
was 15 cents. After the strike ended
half a cent was. added.
Yesterday the retail dealers and res
taurant owners were dismayed by the
announcement that there had been
still another advance of half a cent.
As one restaurant owner said:
"It looks as if the packers need
or want the money. Market condi
tions do not justify the advance, which
simply means that the packers will
make about 'J per cent more profit
than formerly on the best grades of
meat. And prices, too, already were
abnormally high. We must grin and
bear it. I suppose, as there is little
chance that the independent packers
will come to our relief. They trail
along at the heels of the big fellows."
JURY FREES CASHIER BUTLER
Official of Defunct Lockport Bank Ac
quitted After Long Deliberation.
Joliet. 111.. Oct. 1. A. H. Rutler,
former cashier of the defunct Ex
change bank at lockport, was acquit
ted yesterday.
The trial was notable from the fact
that the defense offered no testimony,
relying solely on legal arguments. The
charge against Duller was that lie
had received deposits, knowing the
bank to be insolvent, and it was
proved that both Hutler and the presi
dent of the concern. C H. Racon, had
speculated with the bank's funds on
the Chicago Board of Trade.
There are other indictments against
both men, but it is believed now that
convictions are improbable. The bank.
which had 4ud depositors, failed a year
ago for SiO.ii'iu to $7,", uod. One divi
dend of 2." per cent has been declared
bv the receiver.
POSTMASTER GENERAL
SHOWS IMPROVEMENT
Passes Good Night and is Much Bet
ter Than Yesterday. Although
Case is Still Grave.
Washington. Oct. 1. Tost master
General Payne passed a better night,
sleeping we ll a number of hours and
was distinctly better this morning than
v stordav. Although his condition is
still grave it is more- favorable.
THRASH SON IF YOU WANT TO
Sheboygan. Wis., Jude Acquits Parent
Who Whipped Boy.
Shebovgan. Wis., Ort. 1. A father
mav thrash his son till stripes are
raised without being liable to arrest
for assault, provided the boy is not old
enough to have his dignity injured, ac
cording to the decision of Judge Kir
wan in the circuit court. Franz Rad
loff. contractor, was acquitted of
thrashing his 9-vear-oId boy with &
whin because the bev watched a cir
cus parade.
Cleveland Will No Speak.
New York. Oct. 1. It is announced
at democratic headquarters that the
statement that Cleveland was "ahem?
to go unon the stump" is absolutely
without aut'noritv either freim himself
or from the democratic national com
mittee. In other ways, however, it is
stated that Cleveland will do all he
can to promote democratic success.
Madden Knocks Out Dempsey.
Pueblo. Colo.. Ocr. 1. Jack Madden
of Chicago knocked out Jack Dempsey
of Pueblo in the second round of what
was to have bee-n a 2' round go.
Judge Parker at Wedding.
Esopus. Oct. 1. Judge Parker and
members of his family today attended
the marriage of his ward. Miss Kath-
erin 1-awton, and Robert Livingston
West Park.
TWO NOTED
MEN EXPIRE
Maj. Henry E. Alvord
Drops Dead at the
World's Fair.
WAS DIVISION CHIEF
Sir William Harcourt. Leading
English Liberal.
Passes.
St. Ixjuis, Oct. 1. Maj. Henry E.
Alvord. chief of the dairy division of
the I'nited States department of ag
riculture dropped dead at the world'?.
Tair today of apoplexy.
Mr Wllllnui Harcourt Urad.
Loudon. Oct. L William Ver
non Harcourt died this: morning. He
was a prominent member of the libera!
party and had held a number of the
highest offices in the I'nited Kingdom.
BRIGHTER THAN
IT WAS YEAR AGO
Dunn's Trade Review Comments on
Improving Conditions at
First of Month.
Xew York, Oct. 1. R. G. Dun in
his weekly review of trade, says:
The last quarter of 11)01 opens with
much brighter prospects than prevail
ed a year ago. At that time securities
had fallen on an average of $:!! a
share from the top point of the year
previous, and tiiere was a general dis
position to curtail manufacturing and
coaiinvrcial operations because of the
heavy losses. The natu n was enter
ing on a period of conservatism, aug-
enented by numerous luor controver-
ies. '
At the present time there are no
ila ruling features, strikes are few and
unimportant, while indications or grow
ing confidence are numerous. Bus
iness does not show the hesitation
customary etunng the closing weens oi
a presidential campaign, and the pros
pect of profitable agricultural results
stimulates trade especially anions re
tailers west and south.
Building operations arc expanding.
providing a better demand for lumber
and materials. Clothing and kindred
lines are stimulated by colder weather,
and clearance sales are well attended.
Manufacturing plants are decreasing
the proportion of idle machinery
Railway earnings lor September ex
ceeded last year's by il.r. per cent.
Foreign commerce at this port, for the
last week showed a Mnall decrease in
exports and a gain of $2.1 .":L:i I ( in
imports as comparer? with 10'Vl. The
security markets have risen $14 above
the corresponding date last year and
money is easy and abundant.
With the exception of steel rails,
which are not on a parity with the rest
of the- marke ts price's of iron and steel
have apparently attained a position of
lability and tardy contracts are grad
ually coming forwarei.
Textile manufacturing plants are
till operating on rddue-e d time. Cot
ton goods purchaser, persist in disre
garding future needs, confining busi
ness to immediate remiii e-men's only.
Woolen goods are more active1, men s
wear de-liveries being on
larger orders for dre ss goods are re
corded. Failures this week were 22:1 in the
I'nited States as asiain.-t 22-" for last
year.
HERR1CK RESIGNS
OFFICE AS JUDGE
Democratic Nominee "or Governor of
New York Now Free to
Make Race.
Albany. N. Y.. Of. 1. The resigna
tion of Judge Herrick. democratic nom
inee for gejvernor. as justice of the
supreme court was fiied today with
the secretary of state. -Herrick and
other candidates of the democratic
ticket were officially notified today or
their nominations.
MORE TIME FOR
AIRSHIPS
World's Fair Gives Contestants
An-
-ether Month to Try.
St. IoUis. Mo.. O.-t. 1. Owing to t
failure of the entries in the world'
fair airship contest to qualify for the
prize of $Pto.e.iii. the time limit
for
at making the recuired flight has been
j extended to CO days.
A MILLION DAMAGE
Flood of Las Animas Kiver in Colo-'
rado Cause of Much De
struction. NO LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED
Railway Service in New Mexico
moralized by Unusually
Heavy Rains.
De-
Trinidad, Col.. Oct. L Railroad traf
fic entirely suspended, general busi
ness paralyzed, property damage of
$l,0o0.0on or more and a city in dark
ness this is the record of the flood
that has been raging in this city and
along the whole valley of the Las ! n
Animas river. A wide section has been
devastated. So far as is known there
has been no loss of life, but several
persons are reported missing:.
Every bridge here is out. the Santa
Fe station ami th? new $2".Hh IJacca
hotel are demolished and several oth
er buildings are in great danger of
being undermined.
Thirty I!lx-kx Covered.
More than thirty city blocks are
covered by four feet of water and boats
and rafts aiv in gtuierr.l use'. The"
flood is due to heavy rains. Thursday
night, the rain reached cloudburst pro
portions and before daylight the river
was out of its banks. The city was
Hooded even to the heart of the- busi
ness section. In :he meantime the gas
and electric light plants were put out
of operation and the city was in dark
ness. Hundreds of pecple traversed the
streets on the edge of the submerged
district, carrying lanterns and doing
their be'st to provide shedtcr for iheise
('riven from their homes. Warning of
the flood was given when the river Kft
its banks, by revolver shots and the
ringing of the fire alarm, followed by
the blowing of al! the whistles in town.
Citizens upon rafts made of sections
of sidewalks paddled through the
streets, rescuing families from danger.
Heavy damage is reported from oth
er places on the river.
Diiiiuif'i in ov Mevieo.
Santa Fe-, X. M.. Oct. 1. Railroad
traffic in New Mexico is tied up as the
result of the heavy rains. Many
bridges have been swept away by
flooded streams and otherwise property
loss is heavy.
FORBID HAZING AT CORNELL
President Schurman Declares Punish
ment Wil be Expulsion.
Ithaca. N. Y.. Oct. 1. No more haz
ing at Cornell the edict that weni
out from President Schurman. The
president in bis annual address to the
students at the opening of the univer
sity defined has.ing as 'any interfer
ence with the personal liberty of any
student."
He announced that it ha-l been de
cided that even an attempt at hazing
would be' punislied by immediate ex
pnlsior.. This means that the expelled
stude-nt could l.ot only never return
to Cornell, but neither could he ever
get into any other university.
With this pur islim nt hanging over
the'in it is not likedy that the sopho
mores wil! attempt to discipline any of
the "fresh."
CROWDS AT THE STATE FAIR
Large Increase in Attendance and
More Exhibits.
Springfield. LI.. Oct. L There- was
a notable increase in the afe-ndanci:
at t ll state f; ir yesterday, and the
officials tire.- now taking a more hopeful
view of the outlook for the- exposition.
With the- visitors came a large num
ber of additional exhibitors, and much
of the work ff preparat ion is sJill un
der way. Tod.ey the gates w re
time andi''lrmvu In ,!u' s'b"id children of
tne state.
Th- fair will be- open tomorrow,
but its secular features will be ton'd
flown. The jd; ce;s of amusement will
be.' closed. A sae-red cone-ert is to ho
given in th" Colise um. Ir. Loouis H.
St ire will eledivr a k c:ure on Liblica'
histejry.
FARMERS OPPOSE SUBSIDY TAX
Declare Against '"National Aid For
Private Enterprise."
St. Louis, C-t. ! . The Farmers"
National congress, at its closing meet
ing" yesterday, adopre-d a r-s jI : r ; n
oppo-ing any legislation by cor.L-re.--s
'vhich contemplates a subsidy or ap
propriation from the j.ubiie funds,
"crearing a tax on the people, in sup
jort of private- enrerprice." A resolu
tion favoring the- compilation of a his
tory of Arr.ercan husbar.drv also was
passed.
Find Girl's Body.
Chicago, Oct. 1. The body of Fran
ces Parkhurst. aged 1.", who was mis
'"I lat night trcmi F rry ha'.l. Lake
Forest, and for whom hundred. of
students, citizens and soldi'-ts s-areh-
e i e-ii all night, was found yes-rd v in
j Lake- Michigan,
to suicide. The
All indications point
girl came from Dan-
vers. II!.. tbree weeks 0--o to en?'
j college
j sick.
It i? believed .-.V; was horn'
M00DY "YS"2C.!FD
Attorney General Favored By Hoar,
His Appointment by the
Governor Expected.
Washington. Oct. 1
eral Moody may be
States senator from
When la: ekdid S,
a present :m r.t l hat 1-
-Attorney ton.
cho-cii I'nited
:.!a.:-ar:r.!vtis.
mi: or i'ear had
e would I'.o; live
through his w mi. lie
wishes regarding his succes
are known to most .f t':-. m:
. t !.!-. ?
ill ;;!!-
t rol of republican politics in !a.-s-acha-
Setts. To
co:Tes!.i.t'! v.
n-l"! r
: i m
logical
.:r,t he
Hoa r once s;i id :
'"If anything :
Mr. M. oiy is r,
successor. M ;
should be."
This and otl.i
here to t lie cone
'ouV. ;
gar.k-d
J 1 , . v
app.-a
r reasons led o;i:nion
lusion tliat Gov. Hares
Massachusetts proliably will I'.esig-
jnate' Attorney- General Moody ;o serve
out Senator Hoar's term.
GALESBURG CLERGY FIGHT
OPENING OF STREET FAIR
Backed by a Big Petition They Ask
Injunction on Ground of De
moralizing Effect.
Galesbursr. 111., Oct. 1. Injunction
proceedings against the Stre-et Fair as
sociation, composed of prominent busi
ness men. ami against the mavor. to
preve'iit the use of the streets for a
fair the second week in October, have
been begun by local clergymen, backed
by several hundred signers to a peti
tion who claim the show would be de
moralizing. INDIANS MASSACRE MANY
Led by Renegade, They Attack Camps
in Southern Mexico.
New York, Oe-t. 1. Advices receive'. i
by mail from lUdize. British Honduras,
say: In the recent attack by Indians
on the camps of chewing gum gatlmr-
ers, in southern Mexico, 17 persons
were killed. IS wounded and 7 more
either murdered or carried into cap
tivity. The force of Indians consisted of
about r;oo and was led by a renegade
from the national guards of Yucatan.
The- Indians first attacked a camp :it
Quintana Roo, where ihey killed three
women and two men and wounded
three more men. At another camp
they killed two men and two women
and wounded three men.
In Chencliunehc1 tb hospital, com
mercial warehouses and offices were'
burned. Three patients perished. At
tacks also were made.' on camps at
Cozuinel and Tulum. re-sulting in sev
eral deaths.
PARKER AND GORMAN CONFER
Reconciliation of Elements of Demo
cratic Party Discussed.
New York. Oct. 1. Judge Parker
took the S:l." train last night from
Weehawken for F.sopus. He- is expect-
eel to return here Monday. Senator
Gorman of Maryland visited the judge'
again during the day, and eluring the
hour ho spent with the democratic
nomin''o th'-v discussed all that has
been clone during the campaign, and
all that lias bee n contemplated. Their
discussion, it is said, had to do largely
witli the reconciliations among tin
many elements of the- democratic party
which have not been in harmony.
JOKE WITNESS OF SUICIDE
Residents Laugh at Story Until Vic
tim's Body is Found.
Telle- Haute. Ind., (Jet. 1. Several
nights ago ::ui '.nowmaKe r reporter!
at jediee h adrpia it is that be had .seen
a man deliberately jump out of a boat
in the Wabash river end that, he did
not. re-appear above the surface. He
was laughed at and has been made mis
erable by his friends since, but today
the- man's body v. as found. He was
William Foose. a bricklayer, l'ornu rly
of Watsel.a. 111., where two sons live.
DYNAMITE P0ST0FFICE SAFE
Seven Hundred Dollars Stolen by Bur
glars from Greenview. III.
Green view. 111.. Oct. L- The post
officc' safe here was blown by nitro
glycerine. Se-.e-n li'indre-d elollars in
rnonev i.nl .-'amris was taken. It is
-cippose-d ;o be t.ie- work of profession
als in c on junct ion with local men.
Skeleton key.-, and tools stolen from a
sect ieii house r .ii the Chicago Alton
railroad were used in effecting an en
t ranee.
CANADA'S WHEAT CROP IS GOOD
That of Manitoba and Northwest Ter
ritories Will Aggregate 60,000.000.
Ottawa. Ont.. Oct. 1. Rased o:i of
fieial reports Minist'-r of the Interior
Clifford SifTon has issued th'- follow
ing statement re-ganhng crop condi
tions in the Dominion:
""I am now able to state- de finitely
that nnde-r conditions of unusual dif
ficulty in the northwest a fair average
of crop ejf wheat of g(-e! quality lias
! been reaped and is now secure, from
', substantial damage". The rc-jtorts of
j injury by frost and rust were grossly
exaggerated. The wheat of Manitoba
! and the northwest terntone
will ag
gregate from
bushels.
S5, "W'oo to j'.eKvV.M
LA FOLLETTE
HAS THE POLE
Supreme Court Does Not
Settle Republican
Fight.
ADJOURNMENT TAKEN
Secretary of State, Governor's
Man. Will Have the
Say.
Madison, Wis., Oct. 1. It looks as If
the La Follette people had won. The
supreme court yesterday adjourned un
til Oct. IS without filing a decision or
doing anything at all in relation totho
case. As the: matter stands now. Sec
retary of Sia'e Houser is free to make
up the official ballot as he pleases, and
Mr. Ileuisor is a La Follette man.
The surronie- court can still enter an
order Oct. IS, and the last day on
which any thing can be deme is Oct. 19.
It does not liHik reasonable, however,
thai it will do anything. With nonaction
on tin- part of the- e-ourt the secretary
of state is foot loose.
Ililll.NcIf n i 'iiimII)iiI.
Hi- is a candidate for reelection on
the La Follette ticke t, and has frankly
stated all along that should the court
not interfere he would instruct the
county clerks to put the La Follette
ticket in the republican column.
The secretary ef state, however,
says In- is in no hurry to act in the
matter. He has until Oct. in, and may
wait until then to give the court a
chance to give its decision. The fact
that it has adjourned until Oct. IS
without eloing anything is taken as
good proof it will enter no de'eisiem at
all. and Mr. House r can get to work as
quickly as lie pleases.
Attitude of C ourt In Duiilil.
How the court stands in the matter
cannot be said. The story that it is
two and two generally is believed.
Chief Justice Cassiday came to the
court room yesterday, but did not sit
on the bench. It. is said the- court
stands three for the La Follette fac
tion, and one, the; chief justice, oppos
ing. The story is not credited, bow
ever, as a majority of the court prob
ably would hninl down some ord r or
decision. It is based on the argument
that the ejthe-r jusiices desire to make
file matte r unanimous when it is finally
d -elded. Tile I. a Follette men are re
joicing, while the "stalwarts" are tie
presse !.
PYTHIAN CONSTITUTION
IS TO HAVE A REVISION
Supreme Chancellor Shively Names a
Committee of Five to Do
the Work.
Richmond. Ind, Oct. 1. James K.
Watson, of Indiana; Tracy R. Pangs,
of North Dakota: C. I). Myers, of Illi
nois; i). C. Richardson, of Virginia,
and P. S. G. Cherry, of South Dakota,
we re tofkiy named by Charles L Shive
ly. supremo chancellor of the- Knights
of Pythias, to revise the Pythian con
stitution. GANS AND WALCOTT DRAW
Former Had Best of it and Decision
of Referee Was Hi6sed.
San I "rain-ise-o. Ca!.. Oct.. 1. Joe;
'Jans and Joe Waleotr. light weight
and welter weight champions, fought.
2u founds ie a el raw last night. The
fight throughout was furious. Gans
e-n joyed a de-c-ided advantage in the.
op'-ning two rounds. After the second
round however, and until the; middle of
th- contest, Walcott had a decide-d
b-ad and se ve ral lime's greatly weak
ened Gans. whn was unable te stop the
terrific onslaught of Walcott 'h right.
In the 1 i! f i flans had the aelvantagej
but from the 11th to th Pith ft was
nip and tuck. In the 17ih the tide
tnra'-'l in favor of Gans and fie 19th
ne-arlv saw WaboU's finish. The 20th
was a
repe-tition of the preceding
round.
"HELLO GIRL" GETS A FORTUNE
Kansas City Telephone Operator Be
queathed a $500,000 Estate.
Kansas City. Oct. 1. MisB Clytie
Griggs, a young telephone girl, has
! ' ii notified by attorneys in Capo
Nome. Alaska, that she- had fallen heir
to miii' s and mining stocks valueel at
jr.ii fHio. ihi. e state- of her 'otisin, Mrs.
Lillian Warner More, who dicel thero
some- w- l:s ago. She will go north to
claim the property.
Holly and Langford Fight Draw.
Haiti more. Md., Oct. 1. Have Holly
- of Philadelphia and Sam I-mgford of
Hoston fought 15 rounds to a draw last
nigkt be fore the Eureka Athletic club.

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