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VOL. L.III. NO. 301.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL'., THURSDAY, OCTOUER 0. 1004.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Noted in the
RUMORS OF SORTIE
Fleet Said to Have Dashed From
Port Arthur Stoessel
Mukden, Oct. .. (Evening) Some
thing unusual is in the wind. A great
bustle" is notice-able. The- streets ar
thronged with hurrying crowds and
innumerable carts and packmules.
s.'oiiIm Arc IIiimv.
Mukden. Oft. C. The main forces
of both armies remain quiet but the
.scouts are active. On Tuesday a Cos
sack detachment had a short but sharp
brush with some Japanese dragoons
n. ar Yentai mines. The Japanese lost
four killed, bad two captured. They
I.rfl t'orl Arllnir.
St. Petersburg. Oct. . It is stated
b. re that a telegram has been receiv
ed announcing the departure of Ad
miral Win n's squadron from Port Ar
thur. MttrMN.-r lleport Hwrlvfil.
St. Petersburg. Oct. ;. Emperor
Nicholas has received Oen. Stoessel's
o'heial report, of I lie desperate four
days." assault of the heseigcrs upon
Port Arthur, from Sept. lit to Sept. '2.',,
from which it appears that the unoffi
cial report from Chefoo was by no
The Japanese displayed frenzied
bravery, but they lost to.euo men and
their only success was the capture
of two redoubts guarding the water
words. lloiulHiril. Then AMru-k.
They prepared for the assault by a
general bombardment and then launch
ed their attacks simultaneously from
the north and west. Night and day
they fought under a cover of a con
tinual Itombardmont from their siege
guns and finally reached the redoubts
on the north side, but only after th
defenses there were completely demol
ished by shell tire from the west.
Vliiln Ulnrk on lllitb Mounlnln.
The Japanese efforts were directed
chiefly against the commanding posi
tion on High mountain, which faces
Pigeon bay. slightly south of Fort
The mountain is f.uo feet high and
if it had fallen its possession would
have given the Japanese a tremendous
lever against the chain of inner de
fenses. The carnage there was ter
rible and culminated Sept. '22. when
the Japanese succeeded in reaching
and occupying the Russian armored
shelter trenches, whence they expect
ed about the next day to storm the
lintel .rfiiinl" re KH-tite.
During the night Lieut. Poggorsky
of the navy, at the head of a iletach
mtni of volunteers, descended upon
the trenches and blew them tip with
pvroxylin bombs, producing a panic
among the besiegers, who lied, leaving
the mountain side strewn with dead.
The Japanese then abandoned fur
ther attempts, but after a day or two
to recuperate, according to (Jen. Stoes
sel's second dispatch, dated Sept. :b,
they resumed the bombardment of the
city ami outer works and began to
construct zigzag approaches, evidently
getting nearer, from which to launch
their next assault.
itTMrk ot Vital.
The loss of the waterworks is not
considered vital, as there is a fresh
water lake and numerous wells, as
well as a condensing: apparatus within
OrlofT On (.rnrnil Malt.
Mai (Jen. OrlofT has been assigned to
duty on the general staff, thus ending
the rebuts that he would be tried by
court martial and dismissed from the
army. Lieut. tJeii. (Jrippenberg. who
is to command the second Manchurian
army, was received in audience by the
cmjeror esterday. but he declined to
be interviewed, and returns to Vilna
today. The general will leave for the
front during the present month.
EXODUS FROM CHICAGO
TO WORLD'S FAIR CITY
Great Number of Societies and Or
ganizations Will Participate
in Chicago Day.
Chicago. Oct. City officials, mem
bers of the press club, board of
trr.de. Union Leane club, and cth'-r
societies and oigunizations W ft here
today f.ir St. Lords to he present at
tne celebration oi nicago iay at i.e
world's fair Saturday.
Bueiaesa of Department at Stand-
till Three Hoars During
OBSERVED THROUGHOUT LAND
President Issues Proclamation Only
Activity from 10 to 1 Will Be
Running of Trains.
Washington, D. C. Oc;. C For
three hours on the day of the funeral
of Postmaster General Payne the en
tire postal service will come to a stand
still. A few mail trains may be run
ning, but every postoffice in the coun
try will be closed.
President Roosevelt, in his procla
mation upon the death of the postmas
ter general, orders all the departments
in Washington to close from 9 a. m. to
1 p. ru. tomorrow, and this has been
supplemented by an order from Act
ing Postmaster General Wynne closing
all post offices from 1 a. m. to 1 p. in.
I'rix taniii t Ion of lrriilrnt.
The president in his proclamation
"To the People of the United States:
"Henry Clay Payne, postmaster gen
eral of the United States, died in this
city at in minutes past 0 o'clock yes
"Rising to eminence by his own ef
forts, successful in his enterprises, at
taining to positions of high trust in
private business, energetic and con
scientious in his relations with his fel
low men, of singularly gentle, loyal
and lovable nature, inspired by a large
sense of the duties of a true citizen,
and winning the respect and esteem of
all with whom he associated, he was
called, in the fullness of his Hwers, to
discharge the duties of a peculiarly
onerous and responsible office in the
high councils of the nation. His career
is an example for good citizens to fol
low, and his untimely death is mourned
'our Hour In nhliicon.
"The president directs that the sev
eral executive departments and their
dependencies shall show fitting regard
for the memory of this distinguished
public man: that fh departments in
the city of Washington shall be closed
between the h.utrs of ! o'clock a. m.
and 1 o'clock p. m. on the day of the
funeral. Friday, the 7th instant, and
that the national flag shall be display
ed at half-staff upon all the public
buildings throughout the United States
from now until the funeral shall have
"Hy directum of the president:
BRYAN'S AUTO BREAKS:
HE WALKS FIVE MILES
After Long Journey Nebraskan is Con-j
veyed to Town by Farm J
Randolph. Neb.. Oct. C William
Jennings IJryan's automobile broke
down yesterday ten miles out in tile
country and the occupants, who were
etiroute to this place, where Mr. Bryan
was slated to speak, were forced to
walk half that distance, the remainder
being made in a farm wagon. The
party arrived here nearly three hours
late. - 4 -
The local reception committee had
secured the automobile to bring Bryan
from Hartington, where he spoke Tues
day night. The auto was left beside
the road and the party proceeded on
foot until within five miles of Ran
dolph, when a farm wagon was se
cured and Mr. Bryan rode into town.
MANACLED GROOM ON TRIP
Sioux City Man, Handcuffed by
Friends. Takes Train With Bride.
Sioux City. Neb., Oct. C. After the
marriage of W. J. Downey and Grace
Coleman, friends of the groom snap
ped a pair of handcuffs on Downey's
wrists. In trying to get them off
Downey broke the lock so that the
key would not open it and he was com
peiled to start on bis wedding trip with
his hands locked, there being no time
to get the manacles cut away.
TIVERTON BREAKS A RECORD
Trots Mile in 2:04' 'z in Transylvania
Race at Lexington.
Lexington. Ky.. Oct. . The first
heat of the Transylvania 2:12 trotting
race was won by Tiverton. Sweet
Marie second. The race record was
broken. The judges announced that
they recommended the reinstatement
of Charles Dean and the horse Rron-
eho. suspended yesterday for a year.
Time of the first heat, 2 :?.
The second heat was won by Tiver
ton in 2:4l. the fastest time made on
any track this year.
Sweet Marie won the third heat in
2 :; Tiverton, second.
Phalla won. the pacing division of
the Kentucky futurity. The best time
Says Morgan Caused Panic.
New York, Oct. C. Otto Kuhn. mem
ber of the firm of Kuhn. Loeb & Co..
testified before the referee to.Iay thnt
the panic of May. lt01. was caused hy
J. P. Morgan & Co.'s purchase of
Northern Pacific stock.
Fanctiou in Honor of Judge Parker
Given Last Night at
BY THE MANHATTAN CLUB
Fight Among Wisconsin Republicans
Not Ended by Court
New York, Oct. C The first public
reception for Alton B. Parker since
his nomination for the presidency was
tendered him last night by the Man
hattan club. The club house was tax
ed to its capacity to accommodate the
invited guests. Parker entered the
club soon after S o'clock, accompanied
by William F. Sheehan.
Parker and D. Cady Herrick, the
democratic nominee for governor of
New York, stood side by side on the
platform at the east end of the large
dining room, flanked by the reception
committee. Henry G. Davis sent a
letter of regret, calling Parker "an
ideal citizen for president."
CnimN On Outwlile.
In addition to the specially invited
guests a great throng accepted the
invitation implied by the management
of the club when the doors were
thrown open to the people who form
ed almost a mob cm the outside.
From the time one mounted the
first stairway it took an hour to
roach the main reception room, where
Parker and Herrick were stationed.
The crowd was kept moving and It
was three hours before it diminished.
Parker untiringly shook h?nds and ex
changed greetings with every guest.
At 11 o'clock luncheon was served.
Doi'M Not I "ml I In- Qimrrrl.
Milwaukee, Oct. :. Samuel A. Cook
was withdrawn from the head of the
stalwart republican state ticket, and is
succeeded by Former Governor Sco
field. Milwaukee. Wis.. Oct. C. The su
premo court, decision announced yes
terday giving the ticket headed by
Robert M. La Follette the right to be
placed in the republican column on the
official ballot of the state has not clar
ified the political situation. It has set
tled the legal status of the controversy
between the "half-breeds" and the
stalwarts." but the court's own state
ment that it has not attempted to pass
on the merits of the case has given the
defeated faction a certain claim to
continued "regularity" based on its
previous recognition by the republican
national convention in Chicago.
StnlttjirtM ItffiiNr to Surrender.
Acting on this claim, it is probable
the stalwart ticket, which must appear
on the ballot by some other name than
"republican." will still be pressed to
an issue at the polls, but it i.s possible
the head of the ticket will be some
other man than S. A. Cook, the man
nominated and in whose behalf the
fight to the supreme court was made.
Cook stated some days ago that in
case the decision should go against
him he would withdraw from the
ticket. He now refuses to state wheth
er he will abide by his promise.
Out of 'nil Torn In.
Truckee. Cal., Oct. 5. At this point
on the summit of the Sierra Nevada
mountains at 7 o'clock yesterday Sen
ator Fairbanks bade adieu to Califor
nia and to the people of the three Pa
cific coast states. There were a num
ber of men at the railroad station
whin the train pulled in, and these
the senator greeted with a hearty
handshake. The senator expressed hi--,
appreciation of the hospitality extend
ed to him. Other stopping places were
Carson City. Nev.. and Reno at night.
Statement I Itelterntrtl.
New York, Oct. G. Chairman Tag-
gart today issued a statement reitera
ting Parker's announcement that he
will make no speeches during the cam
paign except at Rosemount.
I. en jt lie AtloptN Kenolutionn.
Indianapolis. Oct. C. Resolutions
adopted by the National Republican
League today ratify the national plat
form, endorse Roosevelt and Fair
banks and charge the democrats with
seeking to confuse republican and in
dependent voters by laying claim to
established republican doctrines and
contending for honors which belong
to republicans alone. All republicans
were admonished to earnestly work in
dividually and collectively for the suc
cess of their party from now to elec
The national convention of republi
can leagues today elected the follow
President J. Hampton Moore. Phil
adelphia. Vice president Sid R. Redding. Ar
kansas. Secretary E. W. Weeks. Iowa.
Treasurer W. G. Porter. North Da
kota. A WISCONSIN BANK ROBBED
Seven Men Ecaped in a Wagon Loss
Janesville. Wis., Oct. C The bank
I at Montieel'.o was robbed during the
night. The loss is not known
J robbers escaped in a wagon.
Filipinos Call Mass Gath
ering to Discuss
SANDICO A SPEAKER
Object to Give Support to Com
mittee Working for Self
Government. Manila, Oct. 0. A mass meeting of
Filipinos is to be held Sunday for the
purpose of giving sincere support and
sympathy to the American committee
on Philippine independence in its ef
forts to attain the end desired.
Snuilieo to Spciik.
Fiery orators will speak the prin
cipal one being Sandico. former mem
ber of Aguinaldo's cabinet and who
in lfy signed an order for the mas
sacre of all foreigners in Manila.
The government will not interfere.
NOT CASE OF MURDER
Brother of Palatine Girl Confesses He
Found Body Hanging in
Chicago. Oct. G. Instead of being
murdered, as was at first supposed,
it is learned today suicide was the
cause of the death of Minnie Harmen
ing, of Palatine, 111., whose dead body
was found in a barn. Her brother
John confessed today he discovered
her handing from a rafter. He cur
the body down and hid the rope, not
wanting the parents to know the girl
committed suieid. On the supposi
tion that the girl had been murdered
the residents of the neighborhood had
instituted a hunt to locate the sup
posed paries guilty of the crime.
MOLTEN IRON IN POOL:
ONE DYING. 7 BURNED
Splash of White Hot Metal Deals
Death in a Casting Room at
Connellsville, pa., Oct. C Chris
Schemont is dying at the Cottage State
hospital here. William Butler and
John Peterson are perhaps fatally in
jured at their homes in Scottdale and
five others are badly burned as the re
suit of an explosion in the Scottdale
plant of the 1'nited States Pipe Foun
dry last night. The bottom fell from
a cupola whic h was being cleaned and
a mass of molten metal struck a pool
of water. Hot iron flew over the cast
ing room, burning everybody in the
place. All the seriously injured will
be brought to the hospital here.
THREE MORE ARE SENTENCED
Chicago Judge Gives Life Term to
Men Convicted of Holdup.
Chicago, Oct. (J. For the second
time within a week a jury yesterday
imposed life sentences for highway
robbery. Under the law providing
that such punishment may be meted
out when the offender is armed, three
robbers were doomed to spend the rest
of their days in Joliet unless liber
ated by the prison hoard. In the prev
ious case two hold-up men were given
life imprisonment. Those convicted
yesterday were Charles Phelogn, 22
years old; Truman H. Wilkinson. "4
years old. and William Irwin, 2D years
' STAND PAT" GONE TO SEED
Amish Colony Will Net Have Children
Taught Earth is Round.
Hiram. O.. Oct. C. The members of
an Amish colony have decided to move
from this place, because they will not
have- their children taught ihat lb"
earth is round.
WHOLE CREW OF ENGINE KILLED
Machine Becomes Unmanageable and
Explodes After a Collision.
Port Henry, N. Y.. Oct. C. A locomo
tive of the Lake Champlain and Mor
iah railroad became untnanagebaie
yesterday at Mineviile and ran under
a pithead. The steam dome was
knocked off. the boiler exploded, and
Engineer Frank Twilliger and Fire
man A. J. Hestlin. both of Mineviile
were scalds to death.
Loses Money Sewed to Skirt.
Goshen. Ind.. Oct. Mrs. Hannah
Oresso of Milford. Ind.. ho earried
f0o jn an oilcloth bag sewed to fce-r
skirt, lost iL
Ijocal Man Nominated for Congress
by Democrats of Fourteenth
CONVENTION AT BUSHNELL
J. P. Sexton, Chairman of Congres
sional Committee and J. W.
Bushnell. 111., Oct. C (Special.)
David W. Matthews, of Kook Island
county, was nominated by acclamation
for congress at the Fourteenth district
democratic convention held here to
day and F. M. Guthrie of Mercer coun
ty was nominated for member of the
state board of equalization.
There was full representation of del
egates from each of the six counties in
Hon. Jolin S. Scott of Hancock conn
ty was chairman and J. M. Colligan
of Rock Island secretary of the con
vention. The matter of the attempt of J. P.
Looney to thwart the wishes of the
democrats within the district in the
nomination of a candidate for con
gress was referred to the new congre
sional committee which is composed of
H. H. Barnes of Hancock. F. J. Grigs
by of McDonough, J. H. Harrison of
Mercer, A. A. McKinley of Henderson,
J. P. Sexton of Hock Island. J. W. Lusk
J. P. Sexton was elected chairman
and J. W. Lusk secretary of the com
mittee. MAYOR McCLELLAN
Civil Service Board Let Out in a
Body on the Charge of
New York. Oct. ',. Mayor McCle
lan removed from office the entire civil
service commission yesterday, charg
ing the members ejf the board with
willful evasion of the civil service
law. The deposed officials are: John
H. McCooey, president, a democrat;
Jerome Siegel of the Siege Cooper
company, a democrat: Joseph P. Day,
real estate dealer, a democrat; Edwin
A. Crowninshield. broker, a democrat:
Eugene F. O'Connor, lawyer, a repub
lican. Commissioner Hal Liell, a lawyer
had tendered his resignation Sept. 27,
and it had been accepted. Mayor Mc
Clellan wrote him, however, that had
ho known the charges were of such a
serious nature' lie would not have al
lowed him to resign. William P.
Schmitt, commissieitier ed' parks of the
Bronx, also was re'inoved.
Later the mayor appointed a new
board, reducing the number of commis
sioners from d to :i. Bird S. Coler,
former coinpt roller, i.s to replace John
H. McCooey as president. His two
fellew members are Alfred Talley. a
lawyer, and Ross Appleton of Brook
lyn. The mayor's act grew out of an in
vestigation and charges made by the
Civil Service Reform association that
names were illegally certified em t he
pay roll of Park Commissioner
Schmitt. Schmitt. it was alleged, held
a number of laborers on his pay rolls
without pay so as to be able to appoint
with pay an equal number of men w!ie
we re not at the top of the eligible list.
THOMAS A. EDISON VICTIM
OF X-RAY POISONING
Famous Inventor Suffering From Ef
fects of His Experiments Which
Killed His Assistant.
The Monastery. Stewartsville. N. J.,
Oct. C Thomas A. Kdison. Sr.. is suf
fering from X ray poison etf the same
genera! nature as that which recently
killed his friend and fellow work
man. Daily. The trouble in Mr. Fdi
son's case, however, is not so virulent
and the f-imous inventor i.- in no dan
ger. The trouble was contracted sev
eral years ago. and at time sores ap
pear on Mr. Fdison's hands and he- suf
fers considerably. For the past three
days the troubl has b-en worse than
usual. It is because ,f the physical
injury which followed his experiments
with the X rays that Mr. IMisori gave'
up this line of work so:nr time ago.
STOP BULL FIGHTING
Time-Honored Sport of the Country to
Be Prohibited on
Madrid. Oct. C. IJullfighting in
Spain received its deathblow yester
day when the Institute of Social Re
forms decided by a vote of 1:5 to S to!
j ratify the absol'if prohibition ef the
j ligr.Ts on Sunday. On o'hr !ay ot i
I the we'-k generally the attendance at :
'.the spectacles, except on rare occas-'
ions, is meager. The discussion of the
epic-stiein by te institute' was b.-ated
and ar rimonioiis.
WAR OVER PACKERS
Systematic Attempt Ittiiie Made to
Tear Down Doituel I Organi
zation nt CliloxtT'i
BY AMERICAN LABOR UNION
Eastern Rival of American Federa
tion of Labor Invades t'.ic West
Chicago. Oct. 0. Working on the
discontent among steei. yards union
men, following the f.'.il.ire ot t.- re
cent strike1, the America:i l.al.or union,
the eastern rival of the American Fed
eration of Labor, has set about io ele
stroy President Doniu-lly's organiza
tion anil build a new union.
Theuisanus of circulars, printed in
three languages. yet-i!ay were dis
tributed among the' stockyards work
ers. Announcements of meetings
also were published in the newspa
pers. All packing house employes
were urged te attend.
WiinlN ii -)-t-rmiiM'l In Ion."
"Come iut and h lp form a solid,
determined union, industrially organ
ized." was the invitation to the mem
bers of the Hutcher Workmen's union
and of all the allied packing trades.
Competent speakers, it was announced,
would explain the new plan ef organ
ization. The first massmeeting is scheduled
for tonight at Haney's hall, 4723 Hab
sted stree-t. It will be followed hy
three other meetings in the stockyards
district this week.
The circular drew a parallel be
tween the American Federal ion of La
bor and the' American Labor union.
They pointed out that the stockyards
strike bad Ihh-ii lost, although backed
by S.unu unionists in the American
federation. They also declatvd mem
bers of stockyards organization affi
liated with the American Labor union
we're1 the only ones who received strike
benefits during the strike.
Iloiine-llv ( nlU II Uouri'llnMe.
The activity of the eastern organ
izers caused a tstir among the packing
house employes, and, although they re
fused tc admit It. occasioned jome
concern to the leaders. President Don
nelly left for Milwaukee, but before
he went hei said:
"This effort of the American Labor
union te stir up trouble at this time
is regre-t table. It is damaging to the
cause' of organized labor. I am not
afraid that it will result in any serious
defection from our ranks."
Notwithstanding Donnelly's state
ment it was admitted that the' sausage
makers" local had deserted the old er
ganization, given up its charter from
the American Federation ef Labor,
and had sought a new one from the
American Labor union.
The American Labor union has been
the strong rival of the Am'-rican Fed
eration of Labor, especially in the east,
for five years. In the' west it has been
less influential. Its principal activity
was the direction of the- strike of the
Western Fe'deration of Miners in
Colorado last spring.
PETER SELLS. SHOWMAN. DIES
Expires in Columbus After Illness of
Columbus. ().. Oct. C Peter Sells,
the v.-teran showman and erne eif t ho
owners of Forcpaugh and Sells' circus,
died yesterday from the e-lTects of a
stroke of apoplexy. He was taken ill
three weeks ago. and complications
which followed eause-d his death. Mr.
Sells was the eldest of five brothers,
who built up one of the most promi
I'cnt circuses in the country. Their
show recently was merged with the
DESPERATE ACTTO SAVESELF
Florida Murderer on Way to Scaffold
Throws Explosive Into Crowd.
Tampa. Fla., Oct. C John Duncas,
a safe-blower and murderer, made an
atte-mpf to escape from an eifficer who
was taking him to Uirmingham to be
hanged, by throwing a bottle of ex
plosive in a crowd. Ne one was hurt.
DUST CLOUD COVERS ST.VINCENT
Local Volcano Quiet and Phenome
non is Laid to Mont Pelee.
Kingston. Island of St. Vincent. Oct.
0. A dust cloud, accompanied by in
lense heat, overshadowed the- island
for an entire day on Oct. 2. Showers
of fine dust fe ll and it was the- ge ri'-ral
impression 'hat the Soiifriere volca
no on this island was active. On in
vestigation it was found that Soiifriere
showed no siirns of an eruption, nnd
the dust is now supposed to have
come from Mont Pele-e. I.-larid e,f Mar
tiniejue. which destroyed St. Pierre in
May Cut Auto Record.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 0 Smeared with
mud and complaining of poor roads,
Walter Duffie drove infej Buffalo a' H
o'clock yesterday morning in an auto-ii:o'iU-
tha i ti'-ing drive n from Chi
cago te New York against the record
of 72 hours. D iffie arrived here a lit
tle mere than one hejur ahead c,f the
r c.ird ami says h'' will reach N'-w
York close? te the ;u hour mark.
Archbishop of Canterbury
Sees Peril in Relig
IS LEAVING THE HOME
in Address at Boston Says Eng
land and America Should
Boston, Oct. f. The archbishop of
Canterbury de-livered an address be
fore the house of deputies of the Kpis
eopal church today before a large audi
'iice. The archbishop dwelt at lengtli
npou the necessity of safeguarding t ho
people ef America and England against
the i;rave peril of already certain deca
dence in elelinite religious life In thes
liiNMitifiitioii I rnntr.
Bishop Deane. who addressed tho
conference yesterday, said the popular
classification of C hristianity under two
headings. Catholic and Protestant, wan
an error. "In classifying our own
church," he said, "we must include it
under both te'rins. since we urn both
Catholic ami Protestant: and while, iC
we believe- ibis, ti gives a position of
unimagine'd possibilities, it gives u:t
also a position f incalculable respon
sibility." In the organization meetings in tho
afternoon Bishop Lawrence, of Massa
chusetts, was chosen chairman. In tho
house of deputies Rev. Randolph 1 1. Mc
Kim. of Washington, was elected chair
man. FIGHT FIRE NEAR BIG
QUANTITY OF DYNAMITE
Train Men Put Out Flames That Had
Crept Near Carload of
Connellsville, Pa.. Oct. :. -Whilo
ether Baltimore & Ohio employes lied
in terror. Engineer Archie Mcl'heo
nd Brakeman W. O. Keiffer yester
day extinguished flames in a car con
taining 1(1. imki pounds of dynamite and
saved the large shops and rouudhouso
mid thousands of cars here from prob
able dest ruci ion. The lire' hail eaten
to within a few feel of the explosive
when it was extinguished with buckets
ON VERGE OF STARVATION
50,000 of Manchester's Poorer Classes
Face Extreme Poverty.
London. Oct. !. At a meeting f)C
th Manchester city council yesterday
it was announced that owing to thu
hard times and the depression in th
cotton Industrie's between Iujmio ami
5o,mm) people in the poorer parts et
the city were on the verge of starva
tion. Similar conditions prevail In.
Lemdon and other large cities whero
the coming winter is expected to bo
one of the hardest in many years for
the poorer classes.
HAD TO SAY LINES 23 TIMES
Then Margaret Ellsworth Resigns
From "Under Southern Skies."
Omaha. Ne b.. Oct. :. Margaret Ells
worth of "I'nder Southern Skie s" com
pany, a protege- of Mine. Nordifra, left
the- company yesterday because thej
manager made her repeat he r lines 23
times, and the-n, s-he says shook her
4 GREAT-GRANDMOTHERS ALIVE
Baby in Ohio Also Has Three Grand
parents to Amuse.
Columbus. O. Oct. 0. The baby ,
daughter ef Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mc-Danie-l
Landon is probably ori" fn a
million children, for she is surround
c by four irr'-at grandmothers and
three grandparents. The- gnat-grand-mothe-rs
are Mrs. Angelina SchafT of
West Eighth avenue Mrs. Cat he rino
Myers eif Ni l onville. Mrs. Landon of
Marion and Mr. M Danie-ls of Patas
kala. Sunday Grvnes May Lose Gift.
Topeka. Kans., Oct. fi. The. Rev.
Dr. Sheldon has demanded the return
of a gift made by him to the Topekat
ball club because the team plays Sun
Train Goes Through Trestle.
Atlanta. Oct. 0. It i reported that
a passenger train on the Augusta
Southern railroad went through a
t re -tb- over Jones creek near Gibsoix
and several were killed. ,
Lady Curzon's Condition. ""
Iondon. Oct. 0. Lady Curzon pass
ed a quiet night; her condition 1.1