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lias resigned as president of Maine
St. Louis. Phil Gilberto, Italian,
found not guilty on charge of white
slavery in U. S. district court, Gil
berto was charged with taking Italian
woman from St. Louis to Springfield,
111., for immoral purposes.
Litchfield, III. Pete Bioletto, pro
prietor of Grand Theater here, let
go wheel of auto to light cigar. Joe
Burba, his passenger, nearly killed.
Bioletto wasn't hurt.
Minneapolis. Con Hass, rich busi
ness man, decided to drive sand fleas
from his basement with a smudge.
Saturated his pants with gasoline to
keep fleas out of them. Now in hos
pital. Indianapolis. Joseph Monninger,
white, died in hospital from injuries
suffered in fight between two whites
and two negroes in kitchen of fash
ionable country club.
WOMAN CONFESSES'-TO TWO
Liverpool, Eng., July 10. Mrs.
Edith Rigby, wife of a prominent
physician of Preston, confessed to
two of the most recent suffraget out
rages in police court here.
Mrs. Rigby boasted she planted the
bomb which wrecked the cellar of the
stock exchange here, and. that she
set fire to the magnificent home of
Sir W. H. Lever, which was destroy
Mrs. Rigby said she had acted
without directions from the women's
political union andentirely of her
own initiative. She was remanded to
jail for sentence.
The destruction of the Lever home
wal one of the most costly exhibi
tions of the desire of suffragets for
the vote up-to-date. The house was
unoccupied, but was filled with price
less tapestries and other works of art.
On placards found near the burn
ing residence were notes addressed
to King George V. and to the owner
of the house. Those addressed to
His Majesty advised him to "wake up
the government;" those to Lever de-
clared that had he been as loyal to
the suffragets as Lancashire was to
the king, "this would never have hap
pened." o o
HIS WHOLE DERN FARM IS DYIN'
AND ITS PLAIN MURDER
Jerseyville, III., July 10. Daniel
Boomer, owner of a farm six miles
west of here, drove into town today
mad as a wet hen and demanded to
see the state's attorney.
When he got that gentleman's ear
he said that an elaborate attempt
to murder his entire farm was being
made and that he wanted the mur
derers detected and punished.
Boomer recently bought his farm,
which once was a perfectly good
farm but now apparently Is in its
death throes, at a public auction.
There was a good deal of bitterness
between the bidders and one of the
defeated parties was heard to remark
that Boomer's farm would never do
him any good.
Boomer says that shortly after he
moved on to the place he found a
black fluid oozing from the trunk of
a fruit tree. Investigation showed a
hole in the trunk, through which the
fluid had been poured; the hole was
plugged with mud. Further search
showed that forty fruit trees, many
shade trees and grape vines had been'
treated similarly. They all died. Half
a dozen plum trees had been cut
Two or three days later Boomer's
horses and cattle began developing
violent signs of having something on
their stomachs that didn't agree with
their stomachs. Several of them died.
"Everything's dying," spluttered
Boomer today. "M'trees are dying;
m'corn's dying; m'oats .ls dying;
m'horses are dying; m'cattle are dy
ing; and they're all beln murdered,
and I want the murders pinched an'
The state's attorney has promised
to see what he can do about it