Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 27, 1914, Night Extra, Page 7, Image 9
T ATTORNEY ACCUSES "MET" RAILWAY IN $300,000 SUIT (Charges Perjury in Awarding Payment of $5000 Dam ages to Child and in Pro curing His Disbarment. NEW TOniC, Oct 27. Benjamin Oppen icim, a lawyer, announced today that ho had brought suit for $300,000 damages against the Metropolitan Streol Railway Company. Back of the announcement lies an amaz ing charge of how, for 18 years, the street railway company sought by legal tricks and the bribery of witnesses to avoid tho payment of a Judgment for $S0OO to a little girl crippled for life In a street car accident. The alleged plot reached Its climax In the company's agents procuring tho disbarment of Op pcnliclm After 17 years' struggle, Oppcnholm has obtained his reinstatement at the bar and also a court order directing the com pany to pay Harriet Nugent, his crippled client, the 000 with accumulated Interest, total of $11,000. Tho company Is now bankrupt and In the hands of a receiver, Douglas Ilobln eon, who has refused to pay tho $14,000 to Miss Nugent. Miss Isugont was struck by a street car when she was 8 years old nnd one of her legs was amputated. Sho Is an orphan and was recently found In a Brooklyn etroet delirious from hunger and ex posure. For 16 days sho had been hob bling around tho strcots In a vain hunt for work, sleeping In doorways, penniless and without food. After the vordlct In tho damage suit, It Is alleged, the company sent agents out to got the witnesses to chango tholr testimony. The mother of one girl wit ness. It Is charged, was paid $250. An other girl, who refused to be "persuaded," was dollborately ruined, Oppcnhelm al leges, through the agency ot a barber who wns paid to tako her on a trip to Philadelphia. Tho next step, according to tho lawyer, was to "get" Oppcnhelm. Through wit nesses, whom he says were paid by tho company, tho Nugent verdict wns set nsldo and Oppcnhelm disbarred. Years later an agent of tho company, named Bragg, produced papers which he had been ordered to burn, but which he hail preserved. These papers, It Is alleged by Oppenholm, proved conclusively tho plot nqalnst tho crippled girl and himself. They showed payments to witnesses. Miss Nugent Is still penniless and ap parently as far as ever from the $11,000 owing her. ATJTO PLOWS THROUGH GIRLS Ono Sister Dead, Two Others Hurt ns Result. DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 27. Whllo four sisters, returning homo from a party, stood laughing and chatting' early to day an automobile plowed through the group and sped on. A few minutes later Agnes Brown died In a hospital from a fractured skull. Two of her sisters, Florence and Jane, are In tho hospital, seriously Injured. The fourth sister, Augusta, was unhurt. Horace H. Ncwsome, general manager of the American Volturetto Company, is In a cell charged with manslaughter. DEACONS CALLED PARASITES University Head Tells Baptists Church Officers Throttle Ministers. ATIANTIC CITY, Oct. 27.-Church deacons furnish the most serious problem to be faced today, particularly In the Baptist denomination, according to Donn Shallor Matthews, of the University of Chicago, In an address before the con vention In session here. "They are moral parasites who throt tle tho work of the mlnlstor," he declared. ".Many of them," he added, "are noth ing more than moral thermos bottles or flreless cookers, because they show re ligious Are only occasionally, and then only when they And things already heated." CHILDREN'S CORNER 1 BEFORE THE SANDMAN COMRs" LATE October! All the leaves Ronel and the trees looking as lonesome as only bare trees in winter can lookl "I do hate to have my pretty leaves Bone." sighed a stately beech tree. Hate to," exclaimed a nearby ma ple, "that's mild! I feel so naked and bare I'm ashamed to exist. I begRed Jack Frost to let me keep Just a few leaves this year. But he wouldn't even listen, just whipped off every one!" "So did I," sighed the beech, "but fince that last hard storm I haven't had one not even one I" ."Why complain like that." said a Pine tree reprovingly, "You know the same thing happens every year. I should think Wd learn to expect it. ut you don't seem to, you mourn and sigh the same way every fall. I caJI "at a very silly way to act." Si lyl exclaimed the maple tree crossly, "you may think so because you don t lose your leaves. I've no ticed before that other people's trou bles are the easiest to bear. If you lost yours you might call it silly if you wished I don't." And the kindly old elm in the centre p the forest spoke to the quarreling trees. "Chiidrenl children!" he said, "don't luarrel like that. It is useless. Sea Jons come and seasons go. Your leaves fall and come again. Why worry and fret?" "Oh. that's all very well for you to fay. declared the beech tree only half pacified, "but I hate Jack Frost tor taking my leaves." Jack Frost doesn't take your ijves,' end Beech," answered the 0'd elm tree kindly. "Nature lakes jour leaves because she needs them o enrich the earth. Jack Frost is only her servant. At her command he Joosens them Then the winds carry nem to the ground and Nature makes them into rich food for you and all to eat. ,.The, trees fell to pondering on what Je elm tree said. And as they tnousht and wondered the quarreling ,5edfor not even trees can think Ai?uarel at the sam t'me. ,. the. autumn day the leafless tmf! ?ond"ed and thought. Almig wwd guaset, the iecch tree sat J, EVENIN U. S. HEEDS JAPAN REQUEST ABOUT GRIER AT HONOLULU Will Order German Warship Out If Found Seaworthy. WASHINGTON, Oct. 27. Ambassador Chlnda, of Japan, has delivered a note from his Government to the State Depart ment, It was learned today, requesting that tho German cruiser Geler bo ex pelled from the port of Honolulu, whero sho recently put In for repairs. Steps to comply with the Japanese re quest were taken by Government officials today. Honolulu port authorities wero ordered to report whether the Geler Is now Beaworthy. If so, an order will be made, officials asserted, that the Geler depart Immediately. Japan pointed out In her note, Stato Department, officials explained, thnt tho Gtlcr put liito Honolulu for repairs, that these have been completed, nnd under In ternational law the Geler Is not entitled to remntn longer at Honolulu. It Is also reported thnt Jnpan strongly represented that the Geler should not re ceive a full cargo of coal at most, merely replenishment of such coal userl while lying at anchor In tho harbor. VANDAL AT PRINCETON Pago In Register Bearing Signature of Taft Stolen. TRENTON, Oct. 27. A leaf from the visitors' register In the Cleveland mem orial tower of tho Princeton University Graduate School bearing the name of sovcral prominent men has been stolen. Tho rrngo benm tho names of cx-Prcsl-dent Taft, members of his family nnd other notable visitors, who had signed tho book on October 22 last, when the memorial tower was dedicated. President Hlbbcn hnn offered a reward of $100 for the recovery of tho page. LIQUOR COST FORTY MEN JOBS Discharged by tho Reading Railway Shops for Drunkenness. READING, Pa., Oct. 27. Despite every effort to keep the facts from the public. It came out yesterday that 40 employes of tho Reading Rnllway shops, In this city, were dismissed by tho company for drunkenness. Tho specific cause of tho dismissal Is misbehavior and vandalism on tho special train provided for tho em ployes of tho Rending division which left Philadelphia lust Friday after tho reception given to Vlco President A. T. Dice. It Is alleged tho seats were cut, whisky flasks thrown through the car windows and the car generally damaged. A gen eral order has gone out thnt hercaftor nny employes of tho company caught In an Intoxicated condition, on or off duty, will be summarily dismissed. SCHOOL APPEAL DISMISSED County Superlntendant Declared Bids Were Received Illegally. TRENTON. N. J., Oct. 27. Stato Com missioner of Education Kcndill today dis missed tho appeal of Joseph Arnold, county superintendent of .schoolB, who nl logtd that bids were Illegally received for tho furnishings of the William M. Lannlng School In Ewlng Township by the School Board there. The superintendent contended that a committee of the board had rocclved the bids under Illegal procedure, being with out power to award tho contracts. LOCAL OPTION RALLY Legislative Candidates Speak at Ger mantown Meeting. Oermantown "local optlonlsts" speak with elation today over the success of a rally held last night In Tracy Hall, under the auspices of the Independent Associa tion. Speakers urged tho support of can didates favoring local option. Speakers were James Slmlngton, Demo cratic and Washington party candidate for tho Legislature; William Hall, Demo cratic legislative candidate; William Han cock, Washington and Democratic party legislative candidate, and tho Rev. Dr. Homer T. Tope, superintendent of tho Philadelphia district of the Anti-Saloon Leaguo of Pennsylvania. BOY STUDENT KILLS HIMSELF Overstudy Leads Him to Send Bullet Into His Head. YORK, Pa., Oct. 27. Harry Kinard. 17 years old, Is dead here today as a re sult of overstudy. He killed himself yesterday by sendlnir a bullnr into w head. Kinard had made arrangements to matriculate as a student In the Millers vllle Normal School today and had studied hard for the examinations. But tell us one thing more. Friend lilm. Through the summer we have played with our leaves sweet melodies for the people of earth. We have whispered in their ears the soft mes sages of the breezes. We have called the people of earth to the woods, and we have sung for them its beauties. Now our leaves are gone how may w.e,?.end tI,c wood's messages to peo ple?" "In the winter way," replied the elm tree, in the winter way. Every night at twilight, when the western sky glows red, spread your bare brown branches in beautiful patterns against the crimson sky." And the trees did as they were told; and they were happy because they had found work to do. So every evening through the long winter, when the twilight sky glows red, the trees spread their bare branches in magic patterns tracing a message from the woods to man. Tomorrow Jimmy South-Breeze Starts Bouth. Copyright, 13 ti, Claia Ingram Judson. AUCTION SA1.I29 THOMAS 13. LOVATT & SONS AUCTIONEERS. 220 SOUTH EICJHTJl ST. NOTICE OF SALE Columbia, Storage Co., Pauyunlc ave. and Greenwich st , Philadelphia To Mr. il uraarord. Edward W. Pickett, Mrs. Mary Kline, MIm Salome V. O'Urlen, administratrix eUato Mr Satomo P. Sanborn, Ml as Rosabella Stuinm. Mrs. Elizabeth Maer, Mrs. Mary Ifascmu. John W Edward. DaWd Gold oik. Mr. ElUabcth A. Trull. Miss Manila Juhnson. Mrs. Catharine Wheeler. John J Qulnn. Mrs. Mar Elder, Mrs Martha Potts Mrs. Mllian Nlessen. Mr Mary Dcuber, I-ouls ltesteln, Mrs. Susan IllUee James Kllicullen. Mrs. Celeste A Mayo. Harry A Dontn. Will iam H. Simon, Mrs. John Spatola. Rudolph Uauerlo Point Breeze Motordrome. Mrs. Mar garet McElhlnny Mrs I.oulna Phillips, Miss Mary E. Ellis. Mrs. Annie Mullen Mrs Ray mond W. Cdhoi'ne Mrs Sadie Nelson. Mrs. Edward, Qulnn Mrs Eteln Purnvll. Mrs Margaret Tamart, Frank Carroll Mrs. Sarah McDonUtle, Mrs Margaret Kaurfman, 'Arthur Welsh. Mrs. Augusta Oellermann. Elmer J. Cox, Harry C Roy Mr ilrace Oanlelson You and each of you are hereby notified that there are due to Columbia Storage Company certain vharzes (or household gwjds left jn tors e by you with said company, thai you wero duly notified ot this amount, and that If said charge were not iwtd on or before October SO, 1VU, foods would be advertised ana sota. Said time having expired and you not having paid sa'd chances, iooJs belonging: to you will be sold at our warehouse, northeast corner l'MvuDk avenue and Ureenwi h street. Phlla- ijbia on Thursday N ,fThr 12 and J9. 1 a T.TOnmattPTTTT,AT13LPHIA TUESDAY, OCTOBER "DOPEY BEMY'S" PROFITABLE TRADE HALTED BY POLICE T. ells Judge His Specialty of "Beating Up" Men In volved in Labor Troubles Netted Him $10,000 a Year. NEW YORK, Oct. W.-Incomo tax Col lectors have a now Held to Investigate among tho gangsters of Now York, If all gang leaders and gunmen aro profit ing to the extent of Benjamin Fein, l;nown as "Dopey Benny." The spe cialty of "Dopey Benny" has been "beat ing up" men Involved In labor troubles nnd ho told Judge Wudhnms his annual Income was $10,000. "Dopey Benny" said ho received from $75 to $300 for "extra work" and worked on a straight salary of $40 a week. The scalo of prices for tho "beatings" ad ministered by Benny or somo member ol his gang was determined by the risk Involved and tho extent of tho beating to be administered. Having pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted extortion, "Dopey Benny" re vealed somo of tho gang operations. He snld ho worked either for union organi zations or employers, beating up anyonn when paid for It. In his earlier opera tions Benny took part In tho assaults, but later he merely directed tho attacks, Btandlng In somo doorway nenrby to sco that his orders wore carried out. A gas pipe, wrapped In a nowspaper, was usually tho weapon used, he said. Tho arrest of "Dopey Benny" followed a domand ho mndo upon S. Salmonowltz, organizer for tho Butchers Union, for employment nt ?600 during tho strike. Sulmonowitz said his strike was to be conducted legitimately and refused, Bennv then threatened to sco that Sal monowltz was killed If employment waa refused. The labor organizer consulted tho police and "Dopey Benny" accepted marked $30 bills from Salmonowltz. SHOWS FIELD FOR CHURCHES Pastor Urges Protestants to Develop Central Part of City. Declaring the removal of many of tho old Protestant churches from tho central part of tho city, ea3t of Broad street, was leaving a fertile field for Christian work without the proper facilities, tho Rev. Dr. Edward Yates Hill, pastor of tho First Presbyterian Church, has urged that the Protestant denominations get to gether to provide moro churches and mis sions for work there. Tho appeal was made before the Pres byterian Soclul Union at Its October ban quet In tho Bellcvue-Stratford last night. SUFFRAGISTS ELATED Leaders Pleased With Results of Lnst Week's Campaign. Philadelphia suffragists aro delighted with the results of tho whlilwlnd cam paign ot lnst week. Leaders In tho vari ous districts are proud of their strenu ous efforts to make Philadelphia tho best organized city In the State. Over three-fourths of the legislative districts of tho city are now thoroughly organized, with leader, vice leader and so on, and with many legislative can didates pledged to support the causo If they are elooted to the Legislature. Tho establishment of local district headquar ters for the distribution of literature on woman suffrage will soon follow the campaign Just paBt. PROBING PRISON "JOY RIDES" Convicted Bank Wrecker Takes Jaunts With Sing Sing Officials. NEW YORK. Oct. 27. With ono Sing Sing official In Jail for contempt and another threatened with a similar fate, tho Kings County Grand Jury met to day to continue Its probe Into tho al leged "Joy rides" of David A. Sullivan, convicted wrecker of the Union Bank of Brooklyn, now a Sing Sing convict. Warden McCormlck has explained the rides by asserting that tho ex-banker was learning the trade of chauffeur so that he could earn a living on his re lease. HIGHWAYMAN STABS STUDENT Son of Robert 3J. Nlles Held TJp on Way Home. NEW YORK. Oct. 27. Julian B. Nlles, senior In New York University, who was stubbed and seriously wounded late last night In a fight with a highwayman, was reported out of danger today. He le tho son of Robert V. Nlles, Repub lican nominee for Congress from the 23d New York District. Young Nlles was re turning home from a lecture when he was attacked. RESORTS LAK15WOOD, N. J. OAK COURT A modern hotel with quiet air ot domesticity and a homellks atmosphere. E. E. Sl'ANOENBEHO. Mgr. Grand Republican Rally ACADEMY of MUSIC THURSDAY, OCT. 29, P in the interest of the Entire Republican Ticket The Following Speakers Will Address the Meeting: HON. BOIES PENROSE DR.MARTIN G.BRUMBAUGH Hon. Frank B. McClain Henry Houck Gen. Thomas J. Stewart John R. K. Scott, Esq. Hon. J. Hampton Moore Hon. George S. Graham Hon. Hampton L. Carson Hon. Edwin S. Stuart Dimner Beeber, Esq. MR. WILLIAM President of the Union ACordiallnvitationExtendedtoEverybody WRITES 189 WORDS A MINUTE FOR AN HOUR ON TYPEWRITER Englishman Wins International Con test for Professionals. NI3W YORK, Oct. 27. With a record of lf3 words a mlntito for nn hour, Emll Trefzcr, of England, has won tho Inter national typewriting content for profes sional?, amateurs and novices, held at a business chow hero. Rose Ij. Fritz and Margaret G. Owens, former professional champions, were defeated. The previous record wnc 125 words a minute. Miss Beselo Friedman, writing fpr half an hour, won the amateur championship with a record of 129 words. The novlro contest went to George A. Mossflelrt. of Pntcrson, N. J., nt DS words for 15 min utes. All the winners used the same make of typewriter. VIRGINIA PHYSICIANS MEET First Convention of Medical Society to Bo Held in Washington. WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.-Tho first an nual convention of tho Mcdlcnl Society of Virginia ever held outsldo tho bounda ries of that State opened in Washington today. Brigadier General William C. Gorgas, Surgeon General V. S. A., welcomed the physlclnns on behalf of President Wilson. Richard Byrd, Speaker of the Vlr? nla House; Dr. Stewnrt McGulre. of Rich mond, nnd Dr. William C. White, super intendent of tho Government Hospital for tho Insane In this city, also addressed tho convention. A program of sight seeing nnd speeches has been arranged for tho sessions tomorrow, Thursday und Friday. SCHOOL PRINCIPAL UPHELD State Commissioner ICendnll Rules Boys' Dismissal Was Legal. TRENTON, Oct. 27. Stato Commis sioner of Education Kendall today dis missed tho appeal of Charles Laehdcr nnd E. K. Edlck, of Maiuisquan, who contended thnt tho principal of tho high school In that town had no right to sus pend their sons from tho Institution. A baseball team from tho school played In Trenton, nnd several of the pliyors did not reach homo until eatly In the morning. Because of "dlrobedlcncc of school orders," tho principal disbanded the team. Tho boys wero to havo plavcd a gnmo at I-nkowood and they formed n new club. Tlmy wore warned that If they went to I.akewood they would be suspended. When they played tho gamo tho order ngalnit them was Issued. TRADE IN SOUTH GOOD No Business Depression There, Snya President of Commerce Chamber. MEMPHIS. Tcnn., Oct. 27. Contrary to tho Impression prex'alllng In many sec tions of the country, there Is no Indica tion of a prostration of business or panicky conditions In the South, accord ing to John II. Fahey, of Boston, presi dent of the Chamber ot Commerce of the United States. Mr. Fahey nnd other members of that organization aro hero on tho last leg of their tour through tho South, leaving to night for Birmingham. WOMAN CHASES ROBBERS CHICAGO. Oct. 27.-Hor husband shot down by rol icra, Mrs. Joseph Klamut, 2. and tho mother of seven children, early today poized a revolver nnd pur sued three hold-up men two blocks, firing as she ran. A cash box In Klaraut's cafe wns untouched. MODKKN DANCING CHAS. J. DOLL'S Corner 38th and Market Streets Beginners' and Dancers' Class in Modern Dances Tuesday & Friday, Si Per Month Polite Assemblies, Mon. and Sat. PRIZE MASQUERADE BALL Saturday Evening, Oct. 3 1st BRANCH ACADEMY 22 South 40th MISS MARGUERITE C. WALZ Studio of Modern Dances 1604 WALNl'T STREET. Mrs Elizabeth W. Reed, Chaperons. Bprnce aan. IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO DANCB better than tho average person consult Arm-Brust, Chestnut St.. 1113 BALL ltOOM SPECIALIST Etrlclly prlvats lessons In up-to-the.mlnuts dances. Classes taught anywhere. THE C. ELWOOD PAtlPDNTER SCHOOL, llil Chestnut st . and bmnchen, prlate and class Instruction dall Vox Trot. Lulu Tado Oncstsp. Ta Tap, Hesitation, Roull Iloull. ' THE MODERN DANCES Private Lessons c Classes Taucht Anywhem. Studio 1,S Manhelm Rt Ih . otn, 1300. MISS SLOANE and MR. imUST Hallowe'en Double Event Next Friday nnd Saturday Night .MAhK HALL And Special lUent for Next Slonday Nlcht. Million Dollar Pier Instructor;.1 Dunso. Ex hibition demonstrations Prize One-Sten and Hroltntlon Waltz Contest. Dance de Danseland inn time I.orKi" Attendance nf the Itest S0T1I AND M(INT!OMi;ilY AVKNUF, mPTElL PErMNBS AT LAN IIC CITT N.J. IN AUTUMN Provides n charm of comfort and ease amidst characteristic environ ment that has established 1c as an Ideal seashore home Dire, tly on the ocean front. Capacity 600. 1VAI.TEK j. ni'znv T. TILDEN, League, Will Preside FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY FRENCH SURRENDERED METZ Germans Took 50 Generals and 173,000 Men as Pris oners and Received 1341 Guns After Long Siege. Forty-four years ago today Marshal Bazalno surrendered tho fortress of Metz and the French army of tho niilno to Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia, after a slciro that had lasted from Au pust10, 1S70. Thrco marshals of France, CO generals. C0O0 other officers, 173,000 men, including 20,000 sick and wounded. Ml field pieces and 800 fortress guns were sur rendered to the Hermans, toixether with a (treat riuautlty of munitions of war. flaunt with starvation and Illness, the defenders marched sullenly out and laid down tholr arms after articles of capitulation had been signed. "Tho Drnma of Motz," as It Is termed by Haron von der Qolz, began on Au gust U, 1S70, with the Pattle of Colombey, when the French wero forced to retire Store Opens 8:30 A. M. 7Mmm whi? The Grand ore of Just opened up: a group of bleached doialbSesati!ni damaisk tablecloths from Scotland, with matching nap kins, in many floral desigms. (First Floor, Chestnut) There's a poem in bronze in the statuette both pose $46.50. look Second Floor, Central, where Victrola hath charm. The idea in underwear for extrasized women now is to use flat trimming the flatter the better. In night gowns, busts run from 42 to 50 inches; high and low necks ; $B to $5. (Third Floor, Central) Anything more lustrous than the ornate cut-glass from Berlin in rich metal mountings would be hard to lay eyes on. (Fourth Floor, Central) The Houseware Section says with resonant firmness: 11 Every aluminum thing we sell is guaranteed 99 per cent, pure," (Subway Floor, Central) Witte's water colors are on demonstration in the Photo Section. (Main Floor, Juniper) lars All paper festoons for Hallowe'en should proof, such as Commercial Stationery has. (Subicay Gallery, Juniper) A solid mahogany serving tray in 1Tirini 1 ? Sirnrmise tnirnm. n -. i I ,rS -5. All .. an, .aoy iint-ii.o lUJ5, WUUIU JJICaaC U1C (Subway Floor, Central) Among the new sticks for walkers is a hickory cane grown in Mississippi Valley. (Main Floor, Chestnut) Prices on imitation Venice Laces have been so low ered that they can be had now at 50c a yard up to six times that. (Main Floor, Grand Court) JOHM WAMAMA PHILADELPHIA &7. 1914 k.i.i4 v. iina nt rVirfR of Mctz. delay ing Bazalno's contemplated retret to Verdun. On August 16 came the Battle of Vlonvlllo-Mars la Tour, when the army of tho Hhlne was again checked. Two days later the Battle of Gravelott, or St. Prlvat, as It Is sometimes called, wns fought. Bazalne was defeated, cut off from his communications with Paris and definitely forced back Into the forti fications of Metz. The Investment was at once begun. The Germans had their First Army, the Third Division of the reserves and tho Pocond, Third, Ninth and Tenth Army Corps. CinCtE DRAWN TIGHT. Day by day tho clrclo of steel that surrounded the ill-fated French army and Its forttcss drew lighter. On Au gust 28, preparations were made In Metz to sally forth In an effort to Join Mac Mahon's army of Chalons, which they had found out by signals, had started forward from that place. On August 31 tho French crossed the Moselle, and tho battle of Nolssovlllo began. All day tho French fought, nnd all through the night. It was only in the afternoon of September 1 that Bazalne abandoned tho attempt nnd recalled his forces to their camps behind the fortifications of Metz. Then camn the news of the disaster of Sedan, with tho surrender of the Em peror and of MacMahon. Hope of de UVeranro disappeared and tho army of the Ithlne dug itself In doepcr. September 2 the French, driven by hunger, made n sortlo. Whllo the troops fought trains of wagons camo out of tho town and filled up from tho fields with fodder, corn, potatoes and greens. Again and again tho defenders made WANAMAKER'S Organ Plays Tomorrow at the liimoir Notes of tine amaimaJicer and expression glow (Fourth Floor, Central) and listen : nearly everyone does on wafers melt in most (Subway Floor, Chestnut) 7 these sorties, more or less successful, Although not able to entirely break through. On October 7 a furlou fight resulted In the gain of tho chateau of Ladonchamps by the French. IIOBBES FURNISH FOOD. But the struggle could not continue. Metz was not prepared for a. siege. There wero no provisions for tho huge army that had been bottled up there. The horses of the army lasted for a while, until the surviving animals themselves starred to death. On October 2.5 General Chnrngnr nler arrived at Cornay with an offer ot surrender. For a. while he tried ta save tho fortress. Its commander, General Cof flnloros do Nordeck, requested that it fate be considered separately from that of the army. But the Germans refused to consider anything but the surrender of both. The valiant garrison stood to arms once more on October 2. but no effort was mode to fight. The next evening the protocol of capitulation was signed. Tho city and the sneampment were an Inferno. Dead nnd dying nnlmals wore scattered through the mud by the thousands! the ground of the camps had been turned by tho excessive rains Into great swamps In whose slime the bodies of men nnd horses were mingled. "It was a hell on earth that theso brave defenders had quitted," says Baron von der Goltz In his story of the fall of Metz. "Indeed, ono could not but respect an enemy who, under such circumstances, had held out so long." Store Closes 5:30 P. M. 9, 11 and 5:15 a nspira with meanang; and other music mouths; 25c a be fire a new i COmlOg ide; $5. rf '