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By George JL Knapp
F.we put aside the popular preconceptions Of Lincoln, and
look instead at the recorded facts, we shall find evidence ot
his remarkable intellect at every stage of his adult career.
In his youth, indeed! he had the misty-vagaries proper to
youth and like eo many great men, he came to maturity late.
, But from thermo'that he entered seriously on. his life
wwfiw work^ his ?.sntal. poweh were held ^ high> almost reverent
Ttjutfltitl regard by all who were close to him. In one sense, he was
-T-T? not a great lawyer. He lacked the broad cUucation, to begin
with; and he lacked even more the soldier-of-fortune conscience that-enables
-a man to fight on one side as well es on abutter, in a. bad cause as well as in
ai good one. Lincoln's intellect was too keen, too cold, too accurate, to t?r
ate quibbles or evasions; heliated crooked reasoning- quite as virulently as
crooked dealing. But when he believed in his case, he could state that case
la a way which made argument almost needless; and he had that sure and
certain mark of genius, the ability to brush aside non-essentials and seize at
?nee on the central, vital issue.
And yet in the- struggles of politics, the. work which he really loved, the
sam? qualities show out. in yet higher relief. Seldom if ever was there a
more consummate politician ?han Abraham Lincoln. The aim o:t his early
political life was to save the Union. If Lincoln ever made a wrong move to
gain his goal, history has failed to record it When he put pis famous ques
tipa to Douglas, as to the possibility of excluding slavery from the territories,
his friends thought he had thrown away his own future and that of his party.
I Jr. co In knew better. He was trying, not to keep Douglas from the Senate,
twt to keep him from the White House. He could see already that the crisil
o? the struggle would come, not> in 1858, but la 1860. He offered the gambit,
and Douglas accepted it-to And himself checkmated two moves later.-Lip
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V> & Man In a Hurry
By IV. T. Childs
MAN was in a hurry. He acted like it He squeezed and
pushed and shoved through the crowded side of the street
as if something of the'greatest Importance depended upon
his haste. It never occurred to him that he could make
more progress on. the other side of the street, which was not
so crowded, or that he would be less Impeded on another
Now and then he would be heard to say "Excuse me!"
or "I beg your pardon!" but he was not heard to make such
a remark when he roughly brushed against s o ure child. He was said to he
very polite, but his politeness seemed to be toward some certain few, not to
ward everybody. But he was in a hurry, and of course he thought his haste
excuued a multitude of his sins of omission. ,
He thought the old colored woman, whom he pushed to one side, had no
husiness on the street when people were in a hurry-when he was in a hurry.
He did not know that this old colored woman was making as much haste as
?li? possibly could, to summon a doctor to attend her sick mistress. Of
course, if he had known this, he would not have acted so selfishly.
Indeed,, it is doubtful if he saw the little girl whom he almost knocked
down. If he had, he certainly would have begged her pardon. To he sure,
lie did not know that she was a cz. s h girl in/one of the department stores and
that she was so tired that she could hardly stand upon her "feet
The blind beggar who stopped him and begged a penny got only a rebuke,
hecause ho was in a hurry. "Haven't got time!" he gruffly said to the poor
When he finally reached home, he even forgot tb greet his wife with his
customary kiss; he was in a hurry. And why was he in such a hurry? He
'had an engagement rx? attend the theatre that evening with several friends.
' It is a good thing that everybody ls not In a hurry.
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... Why Woman Lies... 1
P ty Marcel Preoost in Paris Figaro I
XCEPT when in love, man is much less given to lying than
his long-haired companion. There is good reason for this.
Primeval man, who controlled woman by the right of
the conqueror, or, at least the stronger, had no need - for
lying to make Hie as pleasant for himself as he saw tit
Woman, on ithe other hand, was a slave, using her in
telligence in slave fashion-that is, as a rank egoist. Her
* . prime object in life was to please her lord, to work as little
as possible, to avoid punishment, to fool her master and to
conceal from' him everything that might possibly result In annoyance to her
self. So the wife-slave of old developed into a most accomplished Har.
It would be foolish''to deny that woman's status has changed since then,
. at least among civilized peoples. But ther.i are still many laws on the statute
hooks compelling women to use deception and lying in self-defense.
"J If man did not use his physical and legal muscles against, woman, woman
would be more honest! She might even In time forget how to He. Most of
the Hes women tell ought to Ue credited in the Book" of Judgment to man's
It goes without saying that long-continued experience-i. e., the heredity
ct lying, so to speak-has made woman an expert prevaricator. Man is a
robust Har only. Listen to the nuin Har's statements in any court of Justice.
For the most part they are ridiculous, utterly absurd. And woree still, when a
man liar is found out-as he must be found out-he utterly goes to pieces.
Of course, men encourage woman's lying. The man who is caupht In a
lie loses caste, is kicked out of his club, whUe few, If any, men find serious
fault with woman's"flbs.
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ll Jl Little* Sermon 1
By Jindrew Carnegie
MAN "has tb give an account of every word he speaks. Ev
; esy boy weaves a web, No false thread can be eradicated,
not"-'one, because the \ web moves on. Every act you do
. leaves its imprint on .your character, which is your web. You
would,'-be better men if you made no false threads in your
There, is a ji:dge, not on high, nor below, but in your
own self-your conscience. You can't deceive the Juage
within you. You can't chest yourself. No fooling that
court. When-you lay yourself down at night and say to that judge, "Today I
have been kind to all and have done nothing wrong," and that Judge is satis
fied, then you have no judge to fear above or below, or on this earth.
That's my sermon today. I'll be thankful if one clay some of you men re
call me and. say, T one day heard Mr. Carnegie deliver a sermon that was
worth a hundred sermons I heard elsewhere." If you don't live this wond'
well,, I wouldn't give three cents for your chances in the next"
The Crimean Crime.
Kinglake'wit? all for war. "He used
to say," -says ' Mme. Novikoff, "that
peace wduld Emasculate the world.
"Brides,"' he continued, population
wh<5n .too domiu is not at its best" He
did not like .Bright. ?Mme. Novikoff
toidi Kinglake, one day that Bright had
' made a curious remark about the Cri
meitn statue.- In Pall Mal. "The in
scription," he had said, "should be al
tered. The 'a' should be put before
ithe word 'crine/ and not at the end."
Survival of the Unfit.
"Professor, what do you suppose is
the origin of that tiresome slang
phrase, 'C, you!'"
"It sounds as iS it might be a con
traction of the even more tiresome 'I.
O. U.'"-Chicago Tribune.
There is a telephone line over the
Alps, but the record elevation In this
respect belongs to the. United States,
ther^ being a Une at Camp Bird,
Colo? which'-ii? 18,000 feet above the
ARE GRANTED NEW TRIAL
Supreme Court Reverses Verdict in
the Cases Against the Murderers
of Captain Quentin Bankin on
Jackson, Tenn., Special.-The
cases of th? eight night riders, 6 of
whom were under the death sentence
charged with the murder of Captain
Quentin Rankin, at Walnut Log, on
Reel Foot late, October 19 last, were
reversed hy the State Supreme
Court Saturday and were remanded
for hew trials.
The six men, who were under the
death sentence are Garrot Johnson,
alleged leader of the night riders'or
ganization in Obion county; Arthur
Cloar, Fred Pinion, Sam Applewhite,
Tid Burton and Roy Ransom. The
other two, Bud Morris and Bob Huff
man, were convicted of murder in the
The opinion in the case was deliv
ered by Speeial Justice Henry Craft,
of Memphis, appointed .in the stead
of Justice M. M. Neil.
In reversing the case, he assigned
two principal reasons. The first was
that the grand jury which found the
indictments against the alleged night
riders, was not seelcted in a proper
manner. The grand jury was select
ed out of a panel named by Judge J.
E. Jones, the trial judge, whereas the
law provides the panel must be chos
en by at least three members of the
county court. The second error on
which the reversal was based is that
the State did not allow the defend
ants a sufficient number of chal
lenges. The eight were tried on one
indictment and trial court upheld the
State's contention that the eight de
fendants were only entitled to the
legal number of challenges, twonty
four, which would apply if one man
was on trial.
When Justice Craft concluded his
opinion a storm of applause broke
out in the court room, but was quick
ly stopped by the marshal and his
deputies. The prisoners will be tak
en back to Union City and an effort
will be made to secure their release
on bail pending a second trial on
Those most . active in the prosecu
tion of the alleged riders of Reel
Foot lake consider the situation now
such as .may again assume a serious
phase. That it will be difficult to
secure a jury to again hear the cases
is conceded and as yet no decision has
been reached by the representatives
of the State as to their future plans.
An immediate trial of other pending
cases O?A similar nature, however, is
not looked for.
Bolled Whole Family.
Aberdeen, S. D., Special.-J. W.
Christie, a farmer living near hera,
his wife, his daughter Mildred, aged
18 years, and a boy named Roymaine,
were murdered Saturday. Mr. Chris
tie was milking a cow in his barn
yard when the unknown person or
persons shot him dead.
The murderers hurried to the honse
and fining Mrs. Christie and her
daughter and the Roymaine, boy, who
was visiting at the house, they be
gan firing upon them. The first shots
took effect and the two women and
the boy fell ' dead.
. It is supposed the men who com
mitted the crime were acquainted to
some extent with the Christie family
and their habits, for few people
knew that Christie kept large sums
of money in his house. It is believed
he had several thousand dollars in
his home at the time of the murden
The1 entire countryside is wrought
up. Bands of farmers were immedi
ately organized and search for the
murderers wai; begun. The farmers
threaten the murderers with lynch
ing if they are caught. 1
Mr. Christie was one of the most
prosperous farmers in the Northwest.
Continued Eaith Shocks Keep Messi
Messina, By Cable.-Seven earth
shocks of Saturday and Sunday
which have kept the populace in a
state of alarm. A fire broke out in
the wreckage, and while the troops
were trying to extinguish the flames
another Are started at Milazzo, a
short distance away.
A Woman's Heroism.
Mobile, Ala., Sp?cial.-W. L. Sam
son, bridge-keeper'for the Louisville
& Nashville at Bayou Sara, Ala.,
early Thursday night was in his loft
near the bridge when lightning killed
him and threw his body into the
water in front of his wife and little
child. Mrs. Samson remained at. the
bridge all Thursday night and the
greater part of Friday alone with her
child, seeing that trains could safely
pass the structure. As it was not a
stopping point she couid not get as
sistance until Saturday when she
succeeded in flagging a train.
Boll Weevil Reaches Mississippi.
New Orleans, Special.-A report
that the boll weevil in its flight east
ward has reached Pike county, Mis
sissippi, and that several specimens
were found near Magnolia, that
State, is contained in The Picayune's
weekly summary of cotton crop con
ditions in Mississippi and Louisiana.
The pest appears to have gained an
early start this season in the infested
territory and planters are abandon
ing weevil ridden cotton.
Condition of Cotton Crop.
Washington, Special.-The condi
ion of the cotton crop by States for
June 25. 1909, June 25, 1908, and the
ten year average respectively follows :
Virginia, 76, 92 and 84; North
Carolina, 75. 89 and 84; South Caro
lina, 77, 84,'81; Georgia, 79, 83, 81;
Florida, 88. 84, 85; Alabama, 64, 82
and 80; Mississippi, 61, 84, 86; Loui
siana. 62, SO. 81: Texas, 79, 80, 80;
Arkansas, 76, 85 and 81; Tennessee,
80, 89, 84, Missouri, S3, 87, 84;
Oklahoma, 84, 04, 82.
Items ef Interest Gathered
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO BA?
Livo Items Covering Events of More
'or Less Interest at Soma find
The first bole of cotton for the sea
son was gold at Houston, Texas, or
Monday. It brought $425. ?
Georgia's new governor, Joseph
Brown, has installed a long handled
gourd in the capitol out of which tc
drink his iee water.
. Little Lucretia Norris was bom
six years ago in Omaha, Keb., , with a
deformed jaw. Some days ago thc
surgeons took away the bad part of
her jaw bone and inserted a chicken
bone in its place. The operation is
said to be a complete sucoess.
Jfoseph M. Brown was inaugurated
governor of Georgia last Saturday
and governor Hoke Smith retired ap
parently not in happy frame of mind.
"Wheatland," the home of Pres
ident James Buchanan at Lancaster,
Pa., was destroyed by lightning last
The steamship Cartigo was 150
miles from New Orleans and by wire
less called to the surgeons on shore
for a prescription for a case of blood
poison. It was promptly dispatched
and when the ship arrived Friday the
patient was improving.
Bernard J. Dobbin, while setting
a trawl got lost from his fishing ves-(
sel . by a dense fog and drifted foi
eight days with a half pint of water
and a little raw fish, when picked up
almost famished and brought into
Rockland, Maine, Monday. His ma'es
searched for him 24 hours and he
rowed his strength away trying ta
reach them. He saw a number oi
vessels pass but could not attract at
A singular test was made 'in the
Chicago Appelate court last week,
where a physician claims that he was
to give patient treatment for life and
receive $100,000 at the death of the
patient. The courts declared the
contract void in that such contracta
are fraught with the temptation for
a physician to hasten the death of the
At the mortar gun practice last
week at Fort Monroe, two companies
made 50 per cent of hits while firing
so rapidly that each gun kept two
shots in the air. at once all the time.
The Virginia Passenger and Power
Company will effect a complete-phy
sical reorganization of its railway
lines in Richmond.
There is a strange phenomenon in
New York in the case of. one Mary
Moldon, a cook. She is known as
"Typhoid Mary.,J She is, immune ?
herself, but is infested wi^h^the
germs and conveys them . to those
with whom she comes in contact. She
has to be quarantined.
Evidence has been found that Leon
Ling tried to bury Elsie Nigel 's body
under the floor of the Harlem laun
A dray was driven down Market
?treet in San Francisco, Monday
morning, hauling $10,000,000 in gold.
Mrs. Lpuis La Bartia, in New York
on Monday fired four pistol1 bullets
into the man that killed her husband
a year ago.
Nine deaths in Philadelphia and
ten in Chicago were recorded last
Monday as heat fatalities.
Washington News Notes.
Marines have been restored to all
the battleships and cruisers.
Ex.-Qov. W. M. 0. Dawson, of
West Virginia,, has been appointed a
United States commercial - agent in
Fifty babie?i and six adults have
succombed to the heat in Washington
the past week.
New restrictions are imposed on
the Civil Service law by the bill pro
viding for the Thirteenth Census,
which was sent to the President for
The income tax resolution was re-_
ported to the Senate , from the Fi
nance Committee by Senator Aldrich
At the very last moment cotton
bagging and ammonia which enters
into the Southern fertilizer business
was voted into the senate tariff bill.
The Senate.put cotton bagging and
binding twine on the free list Mon
day, and closed the discussion on the
Payne-Aldrich bill schedules.
Extensive experiments in wireless
telegraphy will be made by the At
lantic fleet during its war maneuvers
off the New England coast in July.
The Aldrich ' committee and the
Senate have made a thousand changes
in the House Tariff bill.
The thirteenth vain attempt of the
militant suffragettes to obtain access
to Premier Asquith by deputation
resulted in exciting scenes in Parli
ment Square Wednesday night, and
in the arrest of more than 10O women
ister of Great Britain and Lord
umbia, is in London for his health
aud it is rumored that he will not
return to his South American State
but he asserts to' the contra-y.
Detective Draper, of Spokane, with
a pack of bloodhounds,, has traced
the Canadian Pacific badits who held
up an express train last week at
Kamloops into an old mining tunnel
at. Red Gluch, six miles east of Ash
Croft, British Columbia. Detective
Draper has sent for help, as the two
men trapped are heavily armed, and
show a disposition to fight; They
seem to be in a hole.
At Vilna, Russia, prisoners mu
tinied and a pitched battle resulted in
the killing of four wardens and seven
convicts last week.
The Midnight Hour Wednesday
Marked the Passing of Saloons in
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-Bells in
church and town clock steeples on
.tolling the midnight hour Wednesday
i night marked the? passing of saloons
I in Tennessee, for at that hour the
Holladay State-wide prohibition law
- went into effect. This law makes it
. illegal to sell all alcoholic beverages
within four miles of any school house
in the State. Only two oases are left
in all' Tennessee. Both ar? within 12
j miles of Memphis, near the Mississip
pi State line. The nearest school
' house is six miles from both of these
I points, but steps have already been
taken by white ribbone rs to have the
j county, board bf education erect a
i school house within the distance pre
scribed by the Holladay bill, so that
there will be no mecca in the entire
State for thirsty pilgrims. Thous
ands of men are thrown out of em
ployment and barkeepers are seeking
better irrigate^ fields. The passing
of the saloon m Memphis, and in
other cities throughout the State, ac
cording to advices received Wednes
I. day night, is marked by scenes of un
Would Debar Standard Oil.
Jackson, Miss., Special.-Applica
tion was made Wednesday in /tho
Chancery Court of Clay county by
District Attorney A. L. Lamb for a
.perpetual injunction, restraining the
.Standard Oil Company from operat
! ing in the State of Mississippi and
seeking to collect penalties aggregat
ing $11,000)000 for alleged violation
cf the anti-trust law of the Comman
wealth. The injunction bill recites
in detail the history of the Standard
Oil Company and tho methods by
which it is alleged to have stifled com
petition in this State. Under the Mis
sissippi code, as amended by the Leg
islature in 1906, the State is entitled
to recover a statutory penalty of
$5,000 a day for each specific viola
tion of the anti-trust laws and the
; penalties sought to be recovered in
this case cover three years. The
hearing, it is understood, will take
place at West Point during the No
vember term of the Chancery Court.
Blow to Prohibition.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-In a
decision of the Alabama Supreme
Court Wednesday the "locker sys
tem" was upheld. The court holds
that liquor when kept in lockers by
individuals and is not ktpt for sale
is personal property; that the keep
ing in the possession by a person,
whether for himself or for another,
unless he does so for the illegal sale
of it, or for some other improper pur
pose- "an by no possibility injnre or
affect the health, moral? or safety of
Seven Thousand Go Out on Strike.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-Fifteen
. plants with a total capacity of 190"
mills, were crippled or entirely tied
up,, at midnight Wednesday by the
strike order that went into affect in.
the union sheet and tin plate mills of
the United States Steel Corporation,
according to claims and by the offi
cials of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Iron Steel and Tin Workers.
The total number of men on strike is
estimated at 7,000. The strike is the
outcome of the open shop order post
ed four weeks ago.
Young Lady Killed.
San EranciscOj Special.-Miss
Caroline Brasch, cashier for a con
tracting cdmpany, was shot and kill
ed Wednesday in the Wells-Fargo
building, presumably by one of the
concern's employes. The police say
the man shot the girl during a dis-1
pute over the deduction of $5.75 from
his time check. J. Novak, a quarry
laborer, is sought by the police as the
Calhoun's Motion Overruled.
San Francisco, Special.-A motion
to set aside the second indictment
against Patrick Calhoun, president of
the United Railroads, whose trial oh
a -charge of offering a bribe to a su
pervisor resulted in a disagreement,
was Wednesday overruled by Judge
Lawlor. Attorneys for Calhoun then
made a motion for a change of venue.
The hearing on this motion was set
for July 8.
Fought a Street Duel.
Middleboro, Ky., Special.-J. W.
Mayes, a locomotive engineer, and
Robert Culbertson, both of Norton,
Va., fought a duel in the streets of
Middleboro last Tuesday night. Anna
Hayes, over whose affections the men
were jeolons, was shot twice during
the fight and is dying. Mayes was
shot twice and cannot live. Culbert
son escaped with a serious wound in
the arm. Mayes, mortally wounded,
fled after the shooting, and when the
police and a posse ..>vertook him, is
said to have ?ttempted suicide by
jabbing his throat with a pocket
Chung Sin is Identified. >
New York, Special.-The compla
cency of Chung Sin, went all to" pieces
Wodnosday afternoon when Arthur
Logan, an expressman, walked into
the cell and bruesquely shouted:
''Hello," "You are the man, who
told me to take the trunk down stars
carefully. There was another slim
fellow with you in the room-the
same that came over to the office to
give me the order .to call for the
Bill Provides For White Firemen.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-A bill re
quiring all railroads to employ on
passenger trains one white fireman,
or assistant engineer, was introduced
in the Senate Wednesday. The bill
requires that this assistant shall be
competent to tako charge of the loco
motive in case of disability of the
engineer and authorizes railroads to
increase the passenger tariff on all
such trains so as to pay the cost of
this additional help,_?
Two Terrific Quakes Fol
Inhabitants In Panic-F
Babe And Dies WI
Messina, By Cable.-Messina ex
' perienced two terrific earthquakes ht
about 7:30 o'clock Thursday morn
ing, which were accompanied by
roaring sounds and are said to have
had a stronger and more undulatory
move ment than the earthquake of
last December which destroyed Mes
sina, Reggio and other cities, laid
waste to many villages in Calabria
and killed 200,000 people.
Although the shocks Thursday hod
no such terrible consequences the
25,000 residents of this city were
thrown into a state of terror. : They
I ran into the streets panic striken and
Thursday night nearly the entire pop
ulation was encamped in the open.
The broken walls of the old ruins
were thrown to the ground and Mes
sina was for a few minutes smother
ed in a cloud of dust.
The casualties were few and the
only persons killed, so far as is
known, were a youu^ woman and
her infant. The woman had come
here only a few days ago and had
settled in rooms, which the great
earthquake had left relatively un
damaged. She was standing at the
ORVILLE WRIGHT MAKES Tl
Washington, Special.-Calm, confi
dent and nerveless, Orville Wright
late Thursday encircled the Ft. Meyer
drill grounds time after time in his
aeroplane in three successful flights
while a crowd of thousands cheered
him for the success that attended his
persistency and pluck. While the ma
chine oscillated at certain points in
its flights and dipped and rose sud
denly at other points, it was evident
from the regularity with which these
things, happened that they were due
to the condition of the atmosphere
and not to any fault of the machine.
For the first flight the machine got
away with a fine start. Down the
field the aeroplane sailed, curved
gracefully and came back up the east,
side of the field along the edge pf
Arlington Cemetery. The machine
seemed to be behaving beautifully.
The first round was made in fifty sec
onds. Five times the machines skirt
ed the field, attaining a height which
varied from 15 to 30 feet.
On the sixth round Mr. Wright
came to e?rth within a few hundred
feet of the starting point, completing
the flight in exactly five minutes. The
landing was perfect, the machine
swooping down in successive glides
until Orville pulled the string which
stops his motor and the aeroplane
glided smoothly over the grass on its
skids until it eame-to a stop. The ma
ohine was returned to the starting ap
paratus and again was placed in posi
tion, and another flight was essayed.
COMMISSION DECIDES ADV
Washington, Special.-The Inter
state Commerce Commission has de
cided adversely in the matter of the
complaints filed before them by five
bishops of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, who claimed that
they had been the victims of discrim
ination while passengers on Southern
railroads. The complaints were di
rected against the Pullman Company
and the Richmond, Fredericksburg
STRANGE FREAK OF L?GH?
Cumberland, Md., Special.-Light
ning struck the house of Johnson
Collins, last Wednesday, four miles
east of Flintstone, while Mr. and
Mrs. Collins, their six cbihlren and
Mrs. Johnson, a neighbor, were in
the kitchen. Mrs. Collins was. putting
pies in the bake oven. When Mr.
Collins recovered from the shock he
found his wife and the youngest
MAY BE THE BODY OF I
New York, Special-Although com
plete identification was impossible as
yet, there appears to be a strong
probability that the body of a China
mau, which was found floating in the
Hudson river in the upper part of Hie
eily Thursday evening, was that of
Leon Ling or William L. Leon, the
murdarer of Elsie Sigel. The man's
height, weight and general appear
ance tallies with that of Leon Ling,
but as thc body was nude, except for
a silk undershirt, and had been in the
water for more than a week, a thor
ough examination will be necessary.
Coroner McDonald, who was the first
POLITICAL PRISONERS M
Seattle, Wash.-A cable dispatch
from Nome, Alaska, describes a
bloody outbreak of Russian political
prisoners in the Yakutsk District,
Siberia and the flight of the muti
neers across the wilderness toward
Bering Straits in an effort to reach
Alaska. The dispatch says:
Advices from Vladmir Station oi
the Northern Siberia Company,
across Behring Strait, are to the ef
fect that a band of prisoners in the
UNWRITTEN LAW HAS BE
Chicago, Special-The "unwrit
ten law," was sustained Wednesday
by a jury in Judge Kiersten's courl
which freed Michael Pacellano, charg
ed with the murder of Frank Serene
as a result it is alleged, of the lat
ter's betrayal of Pacellano's sister.
The defendant's sister, Mrs. Jose
phine Fresso, was a bride of ' s
week, when, it is charged- Serene
persuaded her to leave her husband
lt Thursday-The 25,000
riot her Dashes For Her
Ith It In Her'Arms.
door when the shock occurred and
rushed inside to save her child. Be
fore she could escape from the room
the second shock threw down the
walls, burying both mother and child
under the debris. Soldiers and en
gineers who rashed to the rese?e
heard the voice of the mother call
ing for help and they worked heroic
ally for several hours, when they
found the dead bodies, the mother
with her child in her arms. \
The first shock was followed quick
ly by a second and the people fled
pell mell to the American quarter,
which they seemed to feel was the
safest place of refuge. So great waa
the rush to the American huts , that
the authorities were unable to check
the invasion and as a consequence
these structures, which were design
ed for the most needy of the popu
lace, were taken possession of by the
first comers. The soldiers, however,.
sooB drew a cordon around this
quarter and a guard was mounted at
the bridge leading to it. Many of the
panic stricken people were driven off
and orders were issued that no one
be permitted to occupy the American
quarter pending further instructions.
Li REE SUCCESSFUL FLIGHTS
The start was as successful as the
first. In the second flight Orville
made much wider turns and rose tc?
a greater height. Wilbur Wright
watched every detail of the flight
It was noticed that at tunes the
motor skipped, but this seemed to
have no effect on the progress of the
aeroplane. The starting rail runs
downward into a little hollow in the i
field and whenever the aeroplane
passed over this hollow it dipped no
ticeably and whenever it passed over
a vacant space between two of tho
stables, it was seen to rise as though
on billow of air, but these atmos
pheric conditions were easily over
come by the clever manipulation of A -
the levers. On his second flight, Orr
ville made nine rounds of the field in
a few seconds less than eight min
utes. ^ .
In his last attempt he remained
aloft for a few seconds more than
nine minutes and encircled the field
nine and one half times. Fer one
complete round he flew very close to
the ground, evidently preparing to
land. This he did within two hun
dred feet of the aeroplane shed. Dur
ing this las: flight bo went highei
than on his previous trials, reaching
a height of forty feet. Just before
making his landing the left wing
scraped the ground and raised a
cloud of dust, but Mr. Wright con
tinued to fly half way around the
field before descending._
?RSELY IN BISHOPS* CASE
an J Potomac, the Southern and the
Central Railway of Georgia.
The complainants wer6 Bishops
Wesley J. Gaines, H. M. Turner,
Evans Tyree, C. S. Smith and E.
The principle involved in the com
plaint was the old one of the "Jim
Crow" car, it being alleged that the
coaches furnished for the negroes are
not as good as those for white pas
sengers and that the negroes were re
fused sleeping accommodations and
food on trains.
WING IN MARYLAND TOWN
child in her arms standing under a
tree in the yard. She could uot tell
how she got there. One of her shoes
Had been torn from her foot and the
flesh was scraped from her ankle
downward almost to the bone. The
roof was torn from the house, one
side of the building demolished, the
stone chimney shattered in pieces
and dishes in the cupboard broken.
iXSIE SIGEL'S MURDERER.
to inspect the body, believes that it is
Leon's as do a number of policemen,
but until measurements and facial
characteristics are carefully gone
over the identification will remain in
If it is Leon the cause of his death
will, be another mystery although one
theory, that of suicide, would appear
reasonable. In salient features the
body bore a marked resemblance to
Leon Ling. The teeth were good, as
were Leon's, the height about 5 feet
4 inches, which was Leon's height,
and the weight 125 pounds, which
was about Leon's.
!AKE DASH F?R FREEDOM
Yakutsk district revolted and killed
the guards and started on a retreat
of 2,000 miles for East Cape, where \
they planned to take small boats and (
make the mainland of Alaska, thirty
six miles away.
Captain Kalinnikof, acting gover
nor of the district, ordered Cossacks
to overtake thc prisoners. The fu
gitives in ambush killed four Cos
sacks and wounded twelve others.
J forcing them to retreat.
EN SUSTAINED IN CHICAGO
? According to Pacellano's defense,
r Sereno took her to New York and
. placed her amid questionable sur
The brother followed and brought
> both back to Chicago,Sereno having
- promised, it is said, to marry Mrs.
Fresso after a divorce had been se
When the party left the train here,
i it is charged, Sereno declared ho
> would have no more to do with the
. girl. The shooting followed.