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Hfe MAY BE AIDE TO SECRETARY
' If he is made assistant secretary of
war, as rumor says he may, he will
bring wide experience to the office.
He is a veteran of the Spanish-American
war, served in the regular army
from 1893 until 1889, he has been an
officer in the national guards of Ten
nessee and professor of military
science and tactics at the "University
of Tennessee. His home is Knox
ville, Tenn., where he has extensive
TO CONTEND LORIMER WAS A
FIGUREHEAD IN BANK
That Wm. Lorimer will contend he
had nothing to do with the operation
of the La Salle Street Trust & Sav
ings bank was indicated by his coun
sel, Albert Fink, before Judge Dever,
where trial of the "blond boss" is
now being held. C. B. Munday was
the whole works, Fink says. Lorimer
was the figurehead.
Tribune todav printed answer to
Fink's claim yesterday that J. B. For
gan, who bosses the First National
bank, crushed the La Salle Street
bank. David R. Forgan, brother of
I the accused banker, said that Fink's
charges were lies.
Fink had declared that by the re
fusal of the clearing house ass'n to
let in the Lorimer bank and with the
aid of newspaper stories in the trust
press which hurt the reputation of
the bank a run was started which
ended in failure.
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New Richland, Minn. Trainman
killed, several believed injured, in a
rear-end smashup on Minn. & St. L.
Tulsa, Okla. Thousands of bar
rels of oil in tanks destroyed in fire
near Drum Right, which burned 24
derricks and spread to 12 wells. To
tal loss estimated at $1,000,000.
Washington. Resolution author
izing president to issue call for 50,000
volunteers for Mexican service intro
duced in senate today by Sen. Sher
man, Illinois. Did not ask for imme-
Oshkosh, Wis. Three buildings of
state normal school located here
were burned. Loss about $200,000.
New York. E. H. Southern will
say farewell to American stage by
playing "If I Were King" for two
weeks, beginning May 1. Proceeds
will go to Actors' Fund of America.
Utica, Kan. Prairie fires burned
Washington. When Gus Sillas
spoke Blurringly of Pres. Wilson in a
boarding house at Canonsburg, Gus
Argeris shot him dead. Both men
London. Wireless dispatch from
Rome today asserted that Austrians
have abandoned Czernowitz, capital
of Bukowina, because of Russian vic
tories on Dneister.
Amsterdam. Turks have evacu
ated Armenian city of Erzingen,
where they established headquarters
after fall of Erzerum.
Elizabeth Koop, 79, mother of Geo.
Koop, prominent Socialist leader and
Speaker, and of Wm. Koop, died at
her home, 4023 N. Leamington av.