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electric wires started a blaze near
the altar. The damage is esti
mated at $20,000.
Judge Windes yesterday refus
ed 4o interfere in the presidential
preference primary ordefe'by
Judge Owens. Woman suffra
gists are jubilant, as the decision
means that theSr appeal for the
ballot will be put before the vot
ers also on primary day.
Benjamin Wendling, postmas
ter at Desplaines, 111., was sen
tenced to 13 months in Leaven
worth and a finexof $170. Wend
ling hired a clerk for $45 and cer
tified to thergovernment that he
was paying him $75.
"A representative of the state
department testified before a con
gressional committee that a clerk
in the postoffice department, get
ting $1,200 a year, was on duty
about one-third of the time. Sec
retary of State Knox using him
as a valet. The man is said to be
.with Knox dn his present trip.
One case looks, as bad jas the
other, but of course npxne will go
to Leavenworth for- the latter
A wolf was seen drifting to
ward Chicago yesterday on an ice
RESCUE 14 MORE FROM
- McCurtain, Oklahoma, March
21. Fourteen moje men were
rescued from the "blazing San
Bois mine this afternoon.
This brings the total of the
rescued to 25. There were. 116
Itiiners trapped by the explosion,
so that there still are 91 men in
the burning mine dead or alive".
Relays of rfescuers are at work,
fighting furiously to reach the
imprisoned men, and taking their
own lives in their hands.
Around the pitmouth have
gathered the wives, and mothers,
and children, and sweethearts" of
There was a wild rush toward
the fourteen men rescued 'this
afternoons Sqme of .tfye women
had their loved ones restored to
them; some wexe plunged into a
deeper, blacker despair. '
But the rescue of the fourteen
has aroused new hope in the res
cuers, and they are working
harder and taking tremendous
risks to reach the imprisoned men
The fire in the mine is believed
to be working toward, where a
huge quantity of dynamite is stor
ed. If the fire reaches the dyna
mite and explodes it, there will be
no time for rescuers to make their
The cause of the explosion has
not been ascertained. State Mine
Inspector Boyle thinks it was
caused by gas He says there was
little dust in the mine.
An inspection of the mine was
planned last Saturday. It was
postponed because fhe mine was
closed last week while repairs
were being made tothe engines
ip the boiler house.
Ferhaps this accounts for the
explosion. It may be that proper
precautions were not taken Avhile
the mine was shut down, and that
gas was allowed to accumulate.