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diana. Harry Clark, Chicago, an
aeronaut, arrested, charged with
Omaha, Neb. by 3,000 majority
people of Omaha turned down 25
year franchise asked for by Omaha
Gas Co. although entire city admln
) istration, two newspapers and pub
lic utilities of city were behind it.
St. Louis. Verdict of criminal
carelessness returned against Paul
J. McNamara, whose auto knocked
Mounted Policeman Kilroy from
horse and killed him.
St. Louis. Park Commissioner
Dwight F. Davis, multi-millionaire,
aroused wrath of West End folk by
permitting negroes to play tennis in
fashionable Forest Park.
Boston. Reported .U. S. gunboat
Nashville, which took on ammuni
tion and sailed under sealed orders,
is bound for Mexico. ,
Keokuk, la. Two employes in
jured when lightning caused explo
sion or dynamite ready to blast in
new channel of river.
Glacier Park, Mont. Body oT Dr.
I. Fletcher, killed while scaling Black
foot glacier, recovered at bottom of
- 600-foot cliff.
PARALYTIC BEGGED TO BE
ALLOWED TO DIE
New York, Aug. 21. A force of
men began clearing away the debris
in the aqueduct tunnel at 149 street
and St. Nicholas avenue, where last
night 62 men were imprisoned 400
feet below the surface and in peril
of death for five hours while ,flre de
stroyed the wooden superstructure.
When the imprisoned men were res
cued the waiting crowd broke into
cheers and women sobbed.
Mrs. Sarah Harris, hopeless par
alytic, who a year ago petitioned for
the enactment of a law, permitting
physicians to destroy the lives of in
curable persons at their own request, I
lay without making any outcry nmer
room, at No. 6 St. Nicholas place,
while the heat from the 'fire in the
aqueduct cracked the walls and J
threatened to set the wood work
ablaze. She Is alive today only be
cause an attendant found her suffer
ing and caused her cot to be removed.
"Please don't take me away," the
woman begged. "This is the only
chance I've had to die. Let me stay
and my misery will be ended."
Mexican situation stands at
a deadlock .
Washington, Aug. 21. "Dead
locked" described the situation today
between the United States and Mex
ico. President WilBon is "standing
pat" on his refusal to recognize the
defacto government. Huerta steadily
refuses to accept mediation by the
United States. The administration
is awaiting further advices from
Governor Lind, while Lind is appar
ently waiting further orders from
Washington, with President Huerta
declaring it is this government's
It is learned, authoritatively that
President-Wilson and Secretary Bry
an are considering another confer
ence with the senate foreign rela
tions committee to formulate a new
course of Action.
"BIG TIM" IS WELL AGAIN
New York, Aug. 21. There was
joy in the Bowery today when the
news was shouted up and down that
"Big Tim is well again." The Bow
eryites referred to Congressman
Timothy D. ("Big Tim") Sullivan,"
who, pining to hear himself called
"Big Tim" once more, yesterday slip
ped away from two trained nurses at
the Hotel St. Denis and went on an
exploring trip tb see if Chatham
Square was still in place.
Quizzer What's the matter, old
man? You look worried. Slzzer I
have cause to. I hired a man to
trace my pedigree. Qufzzer Well,
what's the trouble? Hasn't he been
successful? izzer Successful! I
should say he has! I'm paying him