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JEAN JAURES, SOCIALIST, IS
SHOT TO DEATH
Paris, Aug, 1. Jean Jaures, So
cialist parliamentary leader, anti
militarist, was shot by an assassin
last night and fell dead as he was
dining in a restaurant. The man
who shot him said he was Raoul Vil
lain, son of a clerk at the court of
Rheims. He carried nothing to prove
his identify and had removed all
marks from his clothing before com
mitting the crime.
Juares was dining in the Cafe de
Croissant with four friends and had
just finished his meal and was rising
from his seat when a hand was thrust
through the open window and four
shots fired at the Socialist leader.
Three bullets missed their mark.
The fourth struck him behind the
ear. Within ten minutes he died.
The murderer was pursued and
The scene about the rafe after the
tragedy almost equalled a riot. Work
ingmen friends of Juares cried for
vengeance. Others shouted "Long
live the drmy," and cheered for war.
This is the first act" of violence
since war rumors began and France
fears that she may have internal
troubles that will imperil her chances
of victory in the great war.
RICH MEN INDICTED
W. C. Brown, former head pf the
New York Central, John Carstenson,
vice president, and Richard M. Hud
dleston, auditor, were indicted by the
federal grand jury yesterday. Three
indictments were returned against
each. Thomas J. O'Gara, former
president and now trustee of the
O'Gara Coal Co., and William Brew
erton, secretary of the coal company,
were also indicted.
The defendants were charged with
conspiracy to violate the interstate
commerce law and the Elkins act by
giving and accepting rebates on coal
shipments and practically financing
and controlling the O'Gara Coal Co.
with the funds of the railroad.
Indictments were also returned
against the O'Gara Coal Co., the Lake
Snore & Michigan Southern Railroad,
the Big Pour, and tha Chicago, In
diana & Southern.
Gee whiz, Just think of it! Some
of our very best folks are charged
with dodging their taxes.
Even Chauncey Keep, one of the
trustees of old Marshall Field's es
tate, is in the list.
Gosh, but how some folks hate to
let go of the dough once they get
their fingers on it
They want the government used to
protect their property, but don't
want to pay for tjie protection.
The Hearst papers are busy -organizing
unions for Judge Owens, even
if those papers are on the unfair list
of the Chicago Federation.
War certainly is hell
Some of the fashionables at the
Carlsbad baths had to get out of
there in such a big hurry they had
to sleep on the floors of railroad cars.
This war business seems to be
catching. Chicago Democratic party's
got it bad.
While the H.-H. bunch and the Sul
livan crowd are scrapping for Owens
and Scully, Dan Cruice may slip in
between and grab the nomination for
Dan wouldn't make a bad harmony
candidate at that for he doesn't be
long to either machine. '
WHY DO WE SAY:
Bald as a coot?
Strong as an ox?
Full as a goat?
Rude as a bear?.
Busy as a bee?
Gay as a lark?
Merry as a cricket? , ,
Bale as a ghost? '
Safe as a bank?
Warm as toast?
Sick as a dog. Columbia State,