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January 5, 1911
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abecrlptlona for ua. Any one lending ua four
yearly eubwiiptlona ran rccleveTtie Cltuea free
Whlmttlf for one year.
Adtertlelng raleaon application.
IJUtTCCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION.
A hignwaymon ncld up threo De
troit women and robbed them. Two
nail files nml a powder-rag constituted
Aviation costumes will bo needed
next season, and every dressmaker
knows such costumes must l.avo elas
One way to conservo the pine foi
csts Is to adopt Iron or steel as the
proper material for telegraph and elec-
trio light poles.
A young couplo was married In an
auto running at 60 miles an hour. This
was marrlago In basto and no doubt
a real Joy ride.
A poets' union has been organized 1)
Now York. Only poets who can write
poetry which nobody will understand
are. to bo eligible.
Kansas City now bars fireworks
Next July It will doubtless issue a
recommendation that people buy their
Christmas presents early.
Ono of (ho dnring aviators boasted
because bo crossed tho Delaware in
on aeroplane. What would George
Washington say to that?
Evidently wo are not growing bet
tcr as fast as wo should. A new fed
eral penitentiary to cost $3,000,000.
is to be built at Atlanta.
There Is said to be a craze In Eu
ropo for things American, even Amer
ican slang. But most American slang
Is nothing to go crazy about
Whilo it is truo that an aviator has
flown from ship to shore, yet people
nro not yet clamoring to bo rescued
from shipwrecks by that method.
Prof. Knox of tho Seattle Mental In
stitnte, says that if a person will think
it strong enough, ho will livo forever
Wonder how soon he expects to die.
Pennsylvania, In conscqucnco of s
tig cabbage crop, will bo in no dan
ger of a sauer kraut famine, and re
joicing Is germano to tho occa
A Long Island Judgo has ruled that
$8,000 a year Is "plenty for tho educa
tion of an- girl of 1C." Some of the
girls win ;?gard him as a mean old
Tho Panama canal gates will weigh
C0.00O tons. It will bo some Hallow
een stunt for tho international bau
hoy to bang them on a neighbor's
A Virginia rmcn is -jpable to rcmcm
ber his own name. He ought "
valuable aa a piofesstonal Juror or s
dummy director for Borne of tho big
It has been demonstrated that small
children like rag dolls better than ex
pensive kinds of dolls. At their ten
der age the price tag has not got
A man fell three feet last week and
fcroko his neck On tho same day a
man fell a mil In an aeroplane ant)
was not Injured. Pedestrians should
When men have succeeded perfect
ly In swimming liko a fish and flying
llko a bird, thorn will remain foi
mankind to emulate tho basking It
flro of n salamander.
San Francisco points with pride to
tho fact that she has threo suburba
-with a combined population of more
than 200,000, and In that respect beats
nny other American city exropt New
Undo b'am wisely believes that the
-woman who can afford to spend thou
sands abroad for Jewelry and gowns
with which to dazzlo tho folks at
fcomo can also afford to pay the duty
From tho later returns It would
seem that the common pcoplo of Eng
land do nut scaro at "American dol
lars" much werso than tho nobility
do. They cannot tako them Quito to
enthusiastically as tho titled element,
iK-causo they get them In much small
TWO FLYERS KILLED
AVIATOR LAFFON AND A PAS9EN'
QER DIE IN MAKING FLIGHT
AT IS8Y, FRANCE.
DROP OF 250 FEET IS FATAL
Victims Are Found Lifeless In Mass
of Wreckage of Aeroplane After
Accident to Craft In Midair Thou
sands Sea Crash.
Paris. Aviator I.affon and M.
Paula, wcro killed Wednesday when
tbclr passenger-carrying monoplane
fell from a height of 250 feet soon
after they had Btartcd from Issy on
trip to Ilrusgcls and return.
This is the first serious disaster to
a passenger-carrying aeroplano In the
history of nviation.
Laffon had set out to win tho $30.
000 prlzo offered by the Automobile
club of Franco for a round trip to
tho Belgian capital within 36 hours.
Laffon and Paula set out shortly aft
er dawn and a big crowd cheered
them as tho propellers began to hum
and tho great aeroplane aroso.
Laffon sent the machine In an east
erly direction nnd It was apparent
ly working perfectly. Before he had
gone far tho motor began to miss fire
and' tho car wobbled through tho air
at times In an alarming manner.
Suddenly those who were watching
saw Laffon fumbling frantically with
the machinery as tho motor stopped.
A gust of wind caught tho wings and
the machine turned over while Laf
fon and Paula clung to the frame
work. Tho aeroplano swept downward
with great velocity and crashed to
the earth, pinning both men beneath
Los Angeles, Cal. Rivaling the
achievement of Chavez in hurdling the
Swiss Alps In an aeroplane. Arch
Hoxscy winged his 'flight northward
from Domlngucz field, circled , the
rock-ribbed peak of Mount Wilson,
took n look nt tho Carncglo observa
tory which Is perched on top of the
5,S00-foot peak, described a number of
graceful sweeps and circles 4,000 feet
above the crest of tho mountain and
returned to Aviation field after a flight
of two hours and thirty minutes.
According to tho statement of avia
tion officials, ho traveled 100 miles.
Tho barograph which ho carried on
his machine registered an altitude of
Los Angeles, Cal. Arch Hoxsey of
the Wright team of aviators Monday
broke tho world's record for altitude
here when ho attained a height of
11,474 feet and accomplished tho feat
In a SO-mllo galo that wrecked La
tham's monoplane and kept cautious
aviators to the ground.
London, England. No news has
come of the fate of Cecil S. Grace,
the American-born aviator who dis
appeared in the fog Thursday while
attempting a return flight from
Calais, France, to Dover. It is feared
that he fell into the North sea. A
fleet of motor cars was out to search
the cast coast of England, while war
ships scattered along tho shores l
tho North sea swept the waters with
wireless Inquiry concerning tho air
man. INDICT ROBIN FOR THEFT
Grand Jury Find Bill Against Chief
Official of Northern Bank of
New York. Tho grand Jury handed
down Thursday an Indictment against
Joseph a. Robin, whoso financial
transactions are alleged to be respon
sible for the closing of tho Northern
bank of New York and its nine
Tho state tanking department has
assumed temporary charge of the
Washington Savings bank pending In
vestigation into its condition. Robin
Is president of the savings Institution.
It is expected that the depositors of
the Northern bank will bo paid In full,
but no definite statement as to the
bank's condition is expected for a fort
night, at least, pending an examina
tion of the bank's accounts.
TRAINMEN GIVEN A RAISE
Fifty-One Railroads Give Conductors,
Baggagemen and Flagmen Ten
Per Cent. Increase.
Chicago. After a month of negoti
ation the conductors, baggagemen,
hrakemen and flagmen employed by
CI western railroads were Thursday
granted a flat increase of ten per
The Increase affects 7G.000 mem
bers of two organizations, the Broth
erhood of Railroad Trainmen and the
Order of Railway Conductors, and
will cost the roads an added expense
og $5,000,000 a year.
A part of Canada will bo affected
by the ngrcement. tho management
and employes of tho Canadian North
ern being represented at tho confer
ence. Farmer 8laln; Wife Held.
Laurens. 8. C R. A. Hamilton n
roung farmer near here, was found
lead at his home Thursday with his
lead almost completely severed from
ho body and n bloody ax at his side,
tts wife Is held by tho authorities.
Board Rule for Spokane.
Spokane, Wash. The commission
orm of city government war, adopted
n Spokane Wednesday by a majority
if 2,327. Many women wcro regis
ored, but only about two-fifths of them
15 KILLED IN BLAST
TWENTY OTHERS ARE INJURED
IN BOILER EXPLOSION AT
BODY IS HURLED 200 FEET
Accident Occurs at Ice Plant on Shore
of Lake Morewood Cutters Re
spond to Call of Firm for Workera
and Are Badly Mangled.
Plttsfield, Mass. Tho lives of 15
workmen wcro obliterated Thursday
and 20 men wcro injured by tho ex
plosion of a boiler at tho plant of tho
Morcwood Lake Ico company two
miles south of this city.
Almost tho cntlro force of Ico har
vesters. Including many Italians and
foreigners who reported for work In
answer to tho company's advertise
ment for men, were sitting around the
boiler warming themselves when the
Nine of tho victims have been iden
tified ns follows: William Dunn, en
gineer at tho plant, thirty-five years
old; Edgar Allen, nn employe, twenty
eight years old; John Raymond, car
penter; Leo Fernandez, employe; Mar
tin Smith, employe: Wyatt Moore, em
ploye; George Ward, fireman; William
Pepoon, Elmer Eldredge, laborers.
It is believed that most of tho uni
dentified dead wcro foreigners. The
Injured were taken to tho House of
Mercy In ambulances summoned from
Plttsfield. Some of them cannot re
cover. The boiler was used In furnishing
power to haul tho cakes of Ico up tho
Inclines Into tho storago house, and is
said by tho officials to have been In
perfect condition Wednesday, when It
was tested. Tho boiler bouse was
wrecked by tho terrific biast, which
hurled debris and human bodies
through the air. Ono body was blown
200 feet, wbllo tho cylinder of the
boiler was found In a tree, a hundred
feet away. The victims wore all hor
ribly mangled and identification Is
TOO MANY HALF-BAKED LAWS
Illinois Attorney General Says Assem
bly Pata Meaningless Acta That
Cause Endless Trouble.
Springfield, 111. Illinois Is not
hampered with old laws, but half
baked and meaningless acts, passed
"y the general assembly cause endless
trouble. This Information Is contained
In the biennial report of Attorney
General Stead, which was submitted
to Governor Dencen,
The report also contains sugges
tions and recommendations which will
bo sent to tho general assembly next
"Laws arc enacted, repealed, amend
ed and reconstructed In bewildering
profusion," tho report says.
"Schemes to regulate and In many
nstances revolutionize the courts, pro
fessions, different occupations and
various departments of state govern-
nent, are worked out over night.
rushed Into type under title of an en-
tctlng clause and Introduced as bills
Iho next morning. From these and
perhaps other causes has resulted a
jonglomerate mass of legislation
which Is Inconsistent, amblglous, often
meaningless and sometimes vicious."
Johnson to Fight In Paris.
Paris. it waB announced Thursday
hat Jack Johnson, the heavyweight
ihnmplon, has accepted tho offer made
tome time ago of $25,000 to comu to
?arls In April and fight the winner of
ho match betveen Joe Jcanettc and
Gen, Smith Seriously III.
Chlcuiro. den. John Curson Smith.
'nrtnnr lieutenant coventor and trnan.
irer of Illinois and perhaps tho most
ildoly-known American Mason In the
a HI Ill
tofiu, itf cnucaiiy ;i
VESUVIUS AND QUAKE ALARM
VIOLENT SHOCKS AND POPENING
OF CRATER CAUSE PANIC.
Timid Peaianta Flee From Vlllagea
and Tourlitn Fear aa Lava
Naples. Earthquake shocks fol
lowed tho opening fo Ml. Vesuvius'
crater, spread alarm among hundreds
of Americans and other tourists
spending the winter In southern Italy.
Tho earthquako shocks wcro from east
to west and aro thought to bo a con
tinuation of those which rocked the
southwestern part of Oreeco twenty
hours earlier. Through the night Ve
suvius boomed and great Jets of steam
and molten lavn spurted from the cup
ilke crater. Temporary altars havo
been set up by tho timid peasants,
who havo left their villages.
Catania. Flames and smoke con
tlnuo to pour forth from Mount Etna,
but as no lava Is being emitted there
Is no fear of n disaster, and the peo
ple aro enjoying tho siectucle
BEN PITMAN PASSES AWAY
Father of Shorthand In America Dies
at Cincinnati After a Pro
Cincinnati. Ron Pitman, broth
er of Sir Isaac Pitman and
known throughout tho world as tho
founder nnd Inventor of the system
of phonography which bears his
name, Is dead at his residence. Mr.
Pitman has been sick about a year
nnd nt tho tlmo of his death his
two daughters wcro with him. Mr.
Pitman was born In Trowbridge, Eng
land, July 24, 1S22, and In his earlier
days was associated with his brother
In tho development of shorthand. Ho
is undoubtedly tho father of short
band in America although his brother
Is generally accredited as the preserv
er of tho original system.
ELKINS TO SLEEP ON ROOF
West Virginia Senator Will Try Open
Air Treatment In Effort to Re
Washington. In an effort to
recover from the Illness which has
prostrated him for months. Senator
Stephen II. Elkins of West Virginia Is
to try tho open air treatment. He will
brave tho rigors of wintry nights,
sleeping out of doors In a compart
ment built on tho roof of his K street
residence. Senator Elkins has been
confined to his bed for weeks and his
lack of recovery has caused his fam
ily much concern. The outdoor bed
room Is to bo comfortably fitted and
will have rather the appearance of a
luxurious bedroom than a sleeping
YOAKUM HAS A CLOSE CALL
Head of 'Frisco System Attacked by
Javelins While on Hunting
Galveston, Tex. Col. D. F. Yoa
kum had a narrow escape from
serious, It not fatal, Injuries from wild
Javelins whilo on a hunt on King's
ranch In southwest Texas. The quick
work of two ranchmen nnd expert
hunters, who rodo to Yoakum's aid
and killed threo of tho animals as
they boro down upon tho head of the
Frisco system, saved him.
Dletz Bonds Are 8lgned.
Ia Crosse, Wis. Bonds for John F.
Dletz of Cameron Dam for $22,500 on
tho Indictments ngalnst him not pre
viously provided for were signed hero
Thursdny by a half dozen Bangor busi
ness men. The bonds were negotiated
by Myra Dletz.
R. F. Doherty, Tennis Man, Dlea.
London. Reginald F. Doherty. elder
of tho brothors of ho famous English
tennis team, died hero Thursday. Ho
had been In ill-health for some
FIRE TAKES TOLL OF LIVES
Flat Swept by Flre-Two Dead Ten
Injured, 8ome Fatally Others
St. Paul, Minn. Two tle.nl. threo
dying, nnd 1U other Injured, Is tie
loll of it blare that converted the Coti
cord Hat into a ch.iriml bowe.
Tho dead: Joaniiotto Wllfonl, 35,
liody found In ruins; Anna Enl, 25,
died at tin hospital.
Fn tally Injured: Alls Enl, younger
sister of Annn Enl, thing nt hospital;
Anna Lyehtcnhoht, foil on face Jump
ing from building. Ton others were
moro or less badly Injured.
Tho btxly of tho unidentified woman
won found In a Hat occupied by It. L
I'lerro, who Is lit the hospital. A broth
rr and sister arc reported nmotig tho
Tho loss tin tho building and con
tents Is citlmatcd at $20,000. Tho lo
callly where the flro occurred is In
habited mostly by poor people.
REBELS AT THE GATES.
Battle Imminent Fortifications Are
Raised Christmas Growing
Puerto Corlcz, Honduras. Troops
from all nvailablo jnists niv being con
centrated In Puerto Cortes to resist
invasion by revolutionary fortes from
the Hornet, the vow! of tho Itonlll-t
follower, which In exported within 21
hours to begin its attack.
Tho garrison of 300 men, which bail
been prepared for n bombardment f-r
moro than n week, .ib augmented by
r.ovcral hundred mure soldier, and ail
dltlon.il companion- fame In from
They wcro Immediately p-it to work
strengthening tho town fortWrntltitM
and the Kind-hag breastworks nlmm
the water fnint.
i-'onip declare (Jen. Loo Christmas
will bo powerful ontmtdi to win over
many new loa! troups to the must
ei tho iv hols
Oklahoma City Recognized By Su
preme Court as Capital.
Guthrie. Okta. The Mipremo eourt
has rocognlr.tl Oklahoma fits its tie'
tie facto capllal by refusing to recolto
suits for filing In the otllco of the clerk
of tho court here. State Auditor
Trapp has stated that nt present ho
will not move the records fro.n his of
fice In this city.
World's Cotton Supply.
New Orleans. Secretary Hester'
statement of tho world's vMble sup
ply of cotton shows the total visible
as 5.29S.979 bales, nrlrtt
bales last week. 4,9G9,31C bales list
year, anil (1,437.375 ba'es year before
last. Of thU tho total of American
cotton Is 4.2S3.979 bales, ngalnst 4,
109,225 baleJ last week and 3,J00,3IG
blaso last year.
Fin Bug Suspected.
Annapolis, Mil. Four lives within
three weeks, all npparenlly of Ineoii
illary origin, have rntiBoil uneasiness
ntnong residents. Flro broke out In
nn unoccupied building, ileatntylug the
htriicture anil a talilo owned by
Mayor Strange. The naval academ)
lire brigade asstftPtl In subduing the
blazp. All the tires thin far have
broken out In unocruplcd buildings.
In Search of Health.
New York. foon nftor the first ef
tho year Mayor Caynor will go to the
Fouth or sotithwrnt In search of health
It has been understood that his phy
sicians have trld him to keep awit
from SL Jarnes, his country home
because tho salt air has a bad offei t
on ills throat, which was Injured when
ho was shot.
Record for Distance Flying.
Hue. France. A new world's record
for distance flying was established In
M. Maurlco Tabiiteau, who htaved
cloft 7 hour and 45 minutes, In which
time ho coverctl 3f!2.fif; miles. M.
Tnhiitenu is u competitor for the
Mlrhcllu oip, attached to which Is
Mils Macon Is Spontor.
Ditto Rock. Ark. Miss Macon,
daughter of Representative Maeoti. ol
Arkansas, has born selected iik uprm
Mir for the battleship Aikausas, which
is to bo launched nt tho yanl of thr
Now York Shipbuilding Co. at Cam
dcu, N. J., on January I
Dynamite Kills Three.
Enslcy, Ala. A dynamite explosion
In the tunnel being constnicted by the
Tonncssoo Coal, Iron and Railroad Co.
caused the death of three laborers.
Lots Is $100,000.
I'hllllpsburg, Pa. This town was
visited by fire and property valued at
$100,000 was destroyed.
Fatal Railroad Wreck.
San Antonio, Tex. Ono passenger,
.Tames A. Hall, of Kansas City, was
killed, livo persons wcro serloni-ly In
Jurcd nnd'ft scoro of others wore
builsed when a San Antonio & Aran
tiis 1'ftna passenger train was wrecked
Senator Lexow Dead.
New York.-Former State Senator
Clarcnro Lexow. who was Chairman of
the fntnous "Lexow committee," died
at his homo at Nyack, N. Y. Mr
l,ctow was f-8 years old.
CLEANEST OF ALL CITIES
Files and Other Insect Pelts Are Ab'
lent From Bad Nauhelm,
Not tho least ntnong tho ailvuntngrn
offered by Nnuhelm Is tho almost com
plete absence of tiles and other Insert
pests. There nro no fly screens In Hail
Nauhnlm. According to ft writer In the
Post Crailiiato they ore kept so clean,
that the "typhoid fly" finds comlltlotia
unfavorable for brooding and an of
fertlve campaign also Is carrlctt on be
During tho winter (Ilea sock cornern
of cellars and attics. Tho authorities
In Nauhelm havo a municipal ordi
nance which ennbloH thorn to destroy
Iho fly peat by attacking It at this
time, llovernmrnt employes nro sent
Into uvory building In tho town to
burn out nil corners In which fllcn
might take refuge. Thoso measures
aro very successful.
Tho place llkowlie affords nn Inter
esting proof that this dangerous null
sanro does not movo far from Ita
breeding grounds. In Frlodborg, nt
typical 111 paved, dirty European town,
less than two miles away, tho fly pvit
Is every where In evidence,
lteautlfiil walks In great vnrloty ira
to bo found leading In nil dlrectlonn
through the neighboring hills. From
tho mountains, too, tho Ufa. a lively;
little stream, runs down through tho
town nnd cnrrlos off the waste wnter
from tho baths. No sowngo or filUt
Is nllowod to defile It and consequent;
ly It retains all tho charm of u cluan
The town Is well fowitciI nnd Blip;
piled with excellent drinking water
from the Vogolshurg mountains. 3(1
miles away The fine, clean gravef
which Is freshly applied each ear to
tho sidewalks and pathways koeps the
place practically free of dust, ami no
hlllbonrilM or similar nuisances nro per
mitted to dolare tho bonuty of tht
streets. The general noto or strict
elennllneks Is well exemplified In tlia
TURN TOWN INTO ORCHARD
Chicago Alderman Would Have Cltlea
Plant Peach Treci Initead
of Shade Trees.
A Chicago alderman thinks It would
bo a good plan for cities to plant
fruit trees Inttend of shade trees, and'
hu wants Chicago to try tho experi
ment. Ills Idea is to havo tho fruit!
trees planted In every possible place,
as be expresses It, "Along tho streota
and parkwas. In email parks anil.
In fact, pretty nearly every spot that
Is controlled by the city"
Tho nlderman has discussed tho
proposition with tho city forester, butj
that olllclal li not wholly ennmorcd
of the scheme. Ho la afraid that tho
fruit dropping from the trees would,
mako a lot of dirt. Tho alderman be
lieves that question need not bo con
sidered. "Iiccnuio all the fruit would
bo eaten." Ho probably Is right about'
that The chances nro that it would
lie eaten before It matured and that
would bo ono kcrious objection to es
tablishing a municipal orchard. Fond
parents who liavo In mind tho dis
tressing experience of "Johnny Jonca
and his sister Sun" In eating tho
"jieach of emerald hue" would view
with alarm tho prosiect of turning
tho town Into n peach orchartl.
It is to bo doubled if tho alderman's,
well meant plan meets with any grcnt
degree of popular favor. Primarily
tho trees planted In streets and parks
should bo shado treca, Fruit trees nro
not well adapted to this purposo. In
tho first placo many varieties do not
grow to a sufficient size und In tho
next place they nre not of tho re
quired hardiness. Any ono who ha
ever seen an abandoned orchard In
the outskirts of n city or town can
Imagine tho fato of city-planted fruit
trees such as tho Chicago nlderman In
advocating. All tho police In Chicago
could not protect such trees from the
ravages of tho imnll boy, though they
gavo their cntlro tlmo to tho task to
the utter neglect of all other police
duties. Ixjulsvlllo Courier-Journal.
Uni'ghtly Spots Breed Crime.
In Hclgluin tho municipal author
ities hovo recognized that one of the
factors of contentment is q satisfied
eye. A plcusant aspect, a beautiful
sceno, will often calm a ruffled spirit.
Thoy know that the foulest crimes are
committed in dronry, unkempt quar
ters whoro surely tho oyo moets noth
ing to attract It. Charlos Dickens
choso tho most unsightly cornora at
tendon for the evil deeds of some of
his criminals, while others played
their parts mldit surroundings that
wcro bleak and forebodlug. When he
bade us laugh, howovcr, tho scenes
were pleasant, cheerful and comfort
ing. Ho knew that tho loathsomo
croaloros of naturo haunt tho dark
and slimy caves and grottos, whilo
tho noblo nnd beautiful nro found
whero nature Is at her best. It Is tuts
lesson from naturo'B book which
many European municipalities bao
learned, una now they vlo with each
other In creating thu City Iloautlful.
knowing Unit Its Influeuco upon tho
mentality of the monies g W0Bt salutary.