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St. Louis. Wm. Fadam, 15, news
boy, run over by auto truck of Ar
mour Packing Co. driven by Geo.
Smith. Probably fatal.
Springfield, Hl-Albert Kammerer,
local druggist, laid unconscious near
ly ten hours in, unoccupied room.
Died when taken home. Mystery.
East St. Louis. Three of the
young women who served on first
woman's jury in Southern Illinois
have received proposals of marriage.
They are Ruth Brown, Ruth Ldttle
field and Emma Mitchell. Won't an
swer because they don't know the
Washington. Shorn of Bryan pro
tectorate scheme, Nicaraguan treaty
will be favorably reported to senate.
Treaty gives to U. S. for $3,000,000
perpetual right to build the Nicarau
gua canal and 99 year lease of naval
bases on Fonesca Bay and at Great
Corn and Little Corn Islands.
Boston. Great damage done by
electrical storm today. Three
churches, school house and several
dwellings struck by lightning. Fire
and police signals put out of order,
water mains smashed and streets
strewn with tree branches.
Washington. Judge Chambers will
leave for Chicago tomorrow to take
federal action in jnatter of employes
of Chicago Belt and the Western In
diana Railways. Strike of conduc
tors and trainmen on Southern Pa
cific is also threatened. Judge Cham
bers will go to St Louis from Chicago
to mediate between employes and
managers on St. Louis & Southwest
ern and Cotton Belt Rys. Engineers
and firemen on Central Vermont
have delivered strike ultimatum.
Calumet, Mich. Following abso
lute quiet in copper country, where
15.000 miners are on strike, stens
taken today to recall state troops
from several districts. Will be held .
in reserve in central camp at Calu
met. Last night strikers, militiamen
and citizens mingled in peace at open j
air concert given by First Regt band
of Detroit. State officers of Ameri
can Federation of Labor will arrive
tonight to investigate reported dis
orders. Hearing of strikers charged
with rioting set for Aug. 8,
Washington. Senate foreign re
. lations committee will hear all Mex
ican factions next Wednesday. Amer- (
ican interests will also present argu
ment. The anti-Huertaists will asks
for strict neutrality by U. S.
Springfield, III. A. D. Gash, Chi
cago, came here to refuse job at head
of new state highway commission.
Gov. Dunne got him to change his
mind. Will take job and stick until
board gets state organized and sys
MOTHER FAINTS AND HALTS
MURDER TRIAL OF SON
The trial of Fred Davey, one of the
three youths charged with the mur
der of Bernard Gannon April 12 last,
was stopped today when Attorney
Charles Erbstein turned to the jury
"Can you picture this boy, this
slender child, hanging at the end of
a hangman's rope in the county jail,
and call that justice?"
Mrs. Mary Davey, the boy's mother,
was sitting near the rail. The attor
ney's words brought up a picture be
fore her own mind. She screamed
and fell fainting to the floor.
The courtroom was crowded with
women relatives of the prisoner.
They broke into hysterical shouts
that the bailiff found impossible to
Fred Davey, James Kinsella and 1
Edward Dougherty, the three boys
charged with the murder, are all the '
same age nineteen.
Gannon was killed at Polk and Laf
The state charges that the boys
. saw Gannon show a ten-dollar bill in
a saloon, that they followed him from
the saloon and robbed and murdered'
I him for the money.