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Companion, J. C. Yates, New York IMman And Amateur
Astronomer, Sought Better View Of Halley's Comet
From Point High In Clouds And Professes ToJIave
Attained Desired End-Disaster Was Due To Ripping
Of Balloon's Gas Bag
Horse Cave, Ky., May 12. A. Hol
land Forbes, wh6 won the Lahm cup
it the St, Louis balloon races In
1909, and James H. Yates, amateur
astronomer and wealthy clubman of
New York, wero- found In tho log
cabin of Joseph Bastln, a Green
county farmer. They were sadly bat
tored, wrenched and bruised, but not
crioualy Injured as a result of their
sudden .descent from tho .clouds.
Mr. -Forbes said he wanted to
break tho record held by Count Dela
vaux, who covered a dlstanco of 1,393
miles In 1909 and that of Colonel
Schrelck, who In 1S99 remained in
the air 72 hours.
His companion had another pur
rose. Mr. Yates is wealthy, and has
a liking for astronomy. Tho ascent
from Qulncy was his initial experi
ence in aeronautics. Ho had with
him a telescope and photographic ap
paratus, and his chief desire was to
learn something new about Halley's
comet. While he docs not claim to
have learned any of tho family secrets
of tho wande. r, Mr. Yates believes
he secured some remarkable pictures
taken at a height of about 18,000
Forbes Tells Story.
After describing the ascent from
Quincy, 111., Monday evening, and tho
ttgzag aerial path pursued by tho
balloon, In which tho Mississippi and
Missouri rivers were crossed, until
an easterly current was struck, which
carried them to the spot whoro they
made a sudden landing, Mr. Forbes
told tho following story of tho acci
dent: "In descending we had very little
sand left, and as tho gas contracted
the balloon bag became extremely
flabby. Everything, however, went
well until we wero a few hundred'
feet above tho ground, when the ap
pendix line broke loose from tho ring
supporting the basket. There was so
little gas In tho bag at tho tlmo that
tho rigging collapsed and, wltn tho
basket attached, naturally dropped.
This caused tho .rip cord, which is
attached to thq ring, to rip open tho
balloon at the height of 300 feet from
the ground. I can not describe tho
sensation of that 300 feet to tho
ground. It carao so suddenly.
T havo a faint recollection of see
ing men below mo in a plowod field
and subconsciously trying, it seemed,
to tilt up the basket that Mr. Yatos
end I might spring free from tho rig
ging when" close to the ground. Be
cause the bnsket did not tilt as it
would have dono under ordinary cir
cumstances, was the cause of our
Stunned For Moment.
"For a moment I was stunned by
tho Impact, when I awakened and
Pittsburg, May 12. That John O.
A. Lelshman, American ambassador
at Itomo, with his daughter sought
tho advice of learned American coun
sel on tho matter of a titlod husband
years ago In Franco, was Bet forth
hero in a statement niod by O. F.
Bodlngton of Paris. Bodington re
cently asked that tho Pittsburg bank
PROMOTED A MARRIAGE
AND SUES FOR SERVICE
Not Seriously Hurt
saw two or three men 'coming to out
aid. They oztrlcated us and on Im
provised litters wo wero carried to
this house. I tell you wo were so
badly shaken up w ecould not move."
Yates did not have much to say
about the new experience He de
clared he was yet In a condition of
wonderment. "This 13 not going to
bo my last ride, however," he of
Armed. "I cortalnly got a flno view
of the comet about 2:45 o'clock."
NOW BELIEVES IN DREAMS
Wife of Aeronaut Saw' Accident In
Bridgeport, Conn., "May 12. Mrs.
Julia Livingstone Forbes, wife of A.
Holland Forbes, the aeronaut, told a
remarkable story of receiving a pre
monition of her husband' sdlsaster in
Kentucky. "I experienced the most
horrible nightmare," said Mrs.
Forbes. "I eould see my husband
and Mr. Yates in tho car of their bal
loon as if they were in great distress.
They called for assistance, and 1
seemed to be powerless to help them.
I felt that they wero adrift without
food or drink, unable to reach tlit
ground or to get help from any
source;. They seemed to rise tnrough
the clouds out of sight, then to reap
pear, and their cries were borne to
my ear3 with tho most frightful
realism. Then they seemed to drop
suddenly. v I 'could see their balloou
burst and their dash towards ' tho
earth. They wero Just about to strike
when I awoke. My screams aroused
tho household, and though my maid
rushed Into my bedroom, I could not
be made to believe for several min
utes that It was. all an nwful dream."
Mrs. Forbes sent a sorvant for a
morning paper, and when she read
the headlines that made hor dream a
reality she swooned. Later sho re
ceived a telegram from her husband
stating that ho had landed In Ken
tucky and would be homo Tuesday.
Now York, May 12. The fate of
Fritz Augustus Helnzo will bo in the
hands of tho Jury tonight, in all prob
ability. Tho defenso rested rather
unexpectedly and tho trial was nd
Journed until this morning, when tho
summing up by the attorneys began.
account of Lelshman bo aTtacnod
while ho proceeded with a suit to col
lect a balanco of .?5,G00 which ho
claims is yet due him for his services
In securing for Miss Martha Lelsh
man tho titled Count do Gontaut
Blron for a husband, and other sop
President Taft and Governor Hughes
Pose For Their Picture
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, People throughout tho country nre waiting anxiously to see what stand
Governor Charles Evans Ilughes will take regarding tho Standard Oil and
tobacco trust cases nt present pending decision In tho United States supreme
court Governor, Hughes will not take his olllco until Oct 1. While a pro
test wns Mod by the Anti-trust League of tho United States with tho senato
against confirming his nomination. Governor Hughes wns given tho official
O. K. without uny protest on the uart of, the senators.
Berlin, May 12. Outwardly Roose
velt's visit to Berlin has been mark
ed by quietude and .privacy, in
strange contrast to the publicity dis
played in other cities. The fact that
King Edward is lying dead in Lon
don is responsible for this most un
accustomed calm. German organize.-,
tlons of nil sorts abandoned their
plans for deputations and receptions
on this account. Everything, in
short, Ib being placed with tho Boft
pedal, but there la a troubled under
current which Is probably stronger
and more disturbed than In any other
HELD UP BY
Deputy Sheriff Surrenders Gur.s
Same as Others.
Phoenix, Ariz., May 12. All pas
sengers, to tho number of 17, togeth
er with tho conductor nnd brakeraan,
on a Southern Pacific train wero held
up by two men who boarded tho
train' with the passengers at Marico
pa. , They went first to the smoking
car, whero ono robbor stood In th'o
door and covered " the passengers
whllo tho other went through tho
car. A deputy sheriff from Globe,
convoying two prisoners to the peni
tentiary, had his gun taken, and all
the guns of tho other passengers
wero taken, Tho robbers then went
to tho rear coach, containing mostly
women, 'and took all their money.
Tho robbers wore young men, appar
ently cowboys, and did not molest
tho express car, Tho sheriff fromi
Tucson was in Phoenix and no, .with
Columbus, O., May 12. "I don't
say that Webber Is nn Ingrato, but I
know what I think." Congressman
E. L. Taylor made this declaration
shortly after stepping off tho train
Taylor Jumped Into tho fray at
onco by dictating a 2,500-word reply to
Webber, in which ho defended his
record in congress, his attttudo to
ward Cannonlsm, his reputation as
"Santa Claus" for this district, and
his voto for .the Payne-Aldrlch tariff
MT. VERNON, 0., FRIDAY, MAY 13,
I SIM HONOR
At the review of some 12,000 pick
ed German troops the kaiser drew
attention to tho fact that this was
the first time a private citizen had
ever reviewed tho German army.
Thero Is no doubt there Is some re
resentment that ouch an exception
should have been made.
Coal Miners Walk Out.
Alliance, O., May 12. Twolvo hun
dred coal miners In the Amsterdam
and Bergholz districts walked out as
a result of the failure to get a per
manent agreement adjusted.
the sheriff from Phoenix and a large
posso with horses, left Phoenix an
hour later on a special train for the
sceno of tho robbory, which is on an
Roosevelt Accepts Honor,
Washington, May 12. Colonel
Roosevelt will bo the special repre
sentative of the United States at the
funeral of King Edward VII, which,
according to official reports, has beon
set for May 20. Official announce
ment to this effect was made at tl'e
White House. President Taft had la
tended to wait until notified officially
through tho British embassy of the
date of tho funeral, but decided to
make bis cable message to Colonel
Roosevelt and the lattcr's reply pub
lic. The messago of the president
was Bhort, but that of the former
chief executive was even more brief,
consisting of the single word, "Ac
cent." Supreme Court Has Case.
. Columbus, O., May 12. Tomorrow
the supreme court will decide whoth
er or not Senator Dick's namo Is en
titled to. n place on tho ballot at tho
primaries to bo held throughout Ohio
May 17. Tho case was carried up
from, tho circuit court of Cuyahoga
county, which had decided in the
23. tit -Genled lliat Tie Is a reac
tionary, declaring himself In har
mony with tho progressive policies of
Congressman Taylor Is being op
posed for ronomlnatlon In the
Twelfth district by Prosecuting At
torney Karl Wcbbor, who Is making
his campaign on tho allegation that
Taylor Is agalust Cnnnon In Colum
bus and for him in Washington, and
that he voted wrong on tho Payne
Aldrich tariff bill.
IN A HOT I II ill!
1910 No. 38
Columbus, O., May '12". Among the
names mentioned for positions on
the now state tax commission cre
ated by tho Langdon bill aro thoso of
Former Governor James E. Campbell,
John Laughllu of Paulding, who is in
tho ofllco of Secretary of State
Thompson as a Willis law tax collec
tor. Tho namo of Allen Ripley Foote,
secretary of tho state board of com
merce, Is also prominently mentioned
In connection with tho new commis
sion. Cleveland, 'Tenn.,"May I?. A trained
Hon that was being exhibited on an
open stnge hero snatched a babe
from tho arms of its mother, carried
it to tho back of the stage, dashed
It to the lloor nnd planted both his
forcpaws on the little one's body,
licking the blood from the wounds on
tho babe's head and face. The keeper
finally succeeded in getting the Hon
back into his cago and recovering
tho child, which is in a serious con?
K. OF C.
Toledo, 0'.."May 12. With the elec
tion of officers and the selection of
Sandusky as tho next meeting place
tho Btnte convention of the Knights
of Columbus adjourned. The new
officers are: State deputy, Thomas J
Duffy, East Liverpool; state secre
tary, J. P. McCarthy, Youngstown;
stato treasurer, J. D. Hymus. New
Loxington; stato advocate, W. T.
Duffy, Napoleon; state warden, Ed
ward A. Sawklns, Toledo; state chap
lain, Rev. Joseph F, Shith, Cleveland.
New York burglars took a safe out
into the street to blow and riUe It. It
must have been Wall street Detroit
Boston now leads Philadelphia as a
port, and the axis of the universe
sticks out of the gilded dome on Ben
con hill a little higher. New Xork
The ratio of population to bathtubs
In St. Louis Is 1J to 1. There's no
heaven born quality about that ratio.
It ought to diminish. It is diminish
ing. St Louis Republic.
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
EAST QUFTA'.O Cattle: Export cat
tle. J7 608 15; shipping stcera, J7 400
7 60; butcher cattle, 16 7B7 75; heifers,
;5 507 25; fat cows. U 00 0 00; bulls.
JO 25G 50; milkers and springers, $35 00
70 00. Calves S 0008 25. Sheep and
Lambs Mixed sheep, J6 757)0; weth
ers, $7 25017 35; ewes, $C 256 50; tambs,
J7 2500 25; yearlings, 7 7508 00. Hogs
Heavies, $10 00; mediums, J10 inj?10 20;
Yorkers, $10 20010 30; pigs. J10 250
10 30; roughs, to 0009 10; stags, 53 000
CHICAGO-Cattle: Beeves, $5 SO08 55;
Texas steers, 3 0000 60; western steers.
3 1007 25; stockcra and feeders, It 000
8 70; cows and holfers, $2 SO07 60.
Sheep and Lambi Native sheep, 14 350
7 80; western, Jl 6007 80;' native lambs,
J7 2509 20; western, J7 6009 25; year
lings, V 1008 23. Hogs Light, J9 400
9 75; mixed, J9 4000 80; heavy, W 400
9 75; rough, S9 4009 55; pigs, J9 1009 60.
Wheat No. 2 red, Jl 1301 1414- Corn
No. 2. 620C2'6o. Oats No. 2, 42o.
PITTSBURG Cattle: Choice, $3 lrf
8 50; prime, (8 0008 25; tidy butchers,
(7 1507 60; heifers, (4 0007 00; cows,
bulls and stags, $4 0007 00; fresh cows,
J25 00050 00. Calves Veal, Jfi 0008 75.
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers, 0 75
06 90; good mixed, J6 2506 65; lambs,
$6 0008 76; nprlng lambs, 17 00011 60.
Ilogn Heavy hogs, HO 30; mediums and
Yorkers, $10 35010 40; pigs, (10 35010 40.
CLEVELAND Cattle: Choice steers,
17 0007 60; holfere, $5 5000 50; fat cows,
16 0006 60; bulls, 6 0006 25; milkers
and springers, 130 00065 00. Calves
$S 25 down. Sheep and Lambs Mixed
sheep, (6 0006 60; ewes, $6 0006 25; best
sheep, 37 25: lambs, 35 0009 00. Hogs .
Heavies, J9 90; mediums, 39 95; Yoikers,
$9 93; pigs, 310 00; mixed, 39 95; roughs,
8 75; stngs, 38 00.
CINCINNATI Wheat: No, 2 red. 31 15"
01 18. Corn No. 2 mixed, 6514 06Co.
Oats No. 2 mixed. 41044KC. Ilyo No.
2. 82081c. Lnrd 312 95. Bulk Meats
313 37',4. Dicon 314 60. Cattle $2 750
7 75, Sheep $3 7500 15. Lambs 35 600
t 15. Hogs S 7509 80.
Catholics Want It impended Meeting Held By London
Council Of Protestant Ihurjhes To Discuss Situation,
Which Is Considered I'pen Declaration Of War On
Attempts To Tamper With King's Obligation Papal
Adherents Slate Their Case
London, Hay 12. Although tho
controversy over the wording of the
accession declaration is increasing
with each hour, Its maximum tem
perature has not yet heen reach
ed. The Protestant societies, the
number of which is surprising, are
hastily buckling on their armor,
eager for tho clamor and dust of the
polemic lists. The "giant pope" is
still to a large proportion of tho pro
fessing Christians forming the soci
eties what ho was to Bunyan. The
London council of United Protestant
societies, representing 51 of these as
sociations, held a special meeting, to
day to 'consider the position," which
is a euphemism for declaring war on
all attempts to tamper with the dec
laration. That there is a considerable strain
of political bias in a section of the
hostile throng is shown by a letter
sent to the press by the chairman of
the Church Association, a society
embracing the evangelical branch of
tho established church, In which con
servatism is almost a matter of re
ligious conviction. The chairman, as
suming that John Redmond was tho
author of the letter to tho prime mln
ister requesting that the popery
clause of the declaration be amend
ed, makes a severe attack on the
Irish leader for his alleged contempt
for the constitution and hatred of tho
free Institutions of the country.
Refers to Scottish Declaration.
The secretary of- the same body
seems to be impressed by the mild
ness of the terms of the declaration.
He says that In the Scottish corona
tion oath, in which the sovereign
swears to maintain the Presbyterian
confession of faith in Scotland, the
affirmations concerning the pope and
Romanism are much stronger than
the English declaration. King George
has already taken this oath, adds the
secretary. The Scots are canny and
Insist upon the king taking their oath
even before he meets the privy coun
cil. The Church Association has al
ready sent Mr. Asquith and every
member of both houses of parliament
a copy of a resolution prepared by
Columbus, O., 'May 12. The Red
Men of Ohio closed their great coun
cil session with tho Installation of
tho following new officers: Great sa
chem, L. E. WHUs. Greenville; great
senior sagamore, Max Levy, Cincin
nati; great junior sagamore, J. Guy
O'Donnell Covington; past great Bn
chem and great prophet, S. B. Eplor,
Toledo. Lima gets tho next conven
tion. The Degree of Pocahontas, the
woman's nuxlllary, was not author
ized to organlzo unaer a national
THIS AND THAT
John H, Cathcart, mining engineer,
was drowned near Helena, Mont.,
Whllo engaged In stretching wires
across a river.
Rajah, ono of the largest elephants
in captivity, went on a rampago at
Berkeley, Cal and seriously Injured
Its keeper, Tony Lustano, beforo It
PRICE TWO CENTS
the association, denouncing The pro
posal to repress the declaration and,
demanding that the government
"promptly reject Mr. Redmond's In
The Catholic Union intends to use
all its influence to get the declara
tion reasonably amended. It holds
that it would suffice if the kins were
to swear to protect tho rights and
liberties of tho English church with
out reiterating the old-world theolog
ical argument. Moreover, said the
union's secretary, the declaration is
harsh in its terms, that it practically-assumes-
that tho king is not a gen
tleman and his word of honor is not
to be regarded. -
The government has not yet taken
any step in the matter, and pending
some definite pronouncement nothing
can be said of the prospect of re
vising the declaration before Kina
George Is rerrulred to make it.
Cheyenne, Wyo 'May "12. Earner
Oldfield, driving a 200-borsepower
Benz, broke the world's record for a
half mil,e and one mile over the cir
cular speedway at Frontier park.
Oldfield covered the half mile In 17
seconds and the mile In 3G seconds.
PASSENGERS LOSE LIVES?
Mississippi River Steamer Hits Snag
St. Louis, May 12. The big stem
wheel steamer City of Saltlllo, with
27 passengers l and a large freight
cargo, struck a rock and sank near
the Missouri bank of tho Mississippi,
at Glen Park, Mo. Owing to the high
stage of tho river the boat filled rap
idly and went to the bottom. It 13
believed that some of tho passengers
wore drowned In their staterooms.
Cincinnati, O., "May 12. Tho bien
nial convention of tho American Fed
eration of Women's Clubs opened In
this city before a crowd of delegates
and guests that numbered CI030 to
5,000 persons. Rev. Charles Fred
crick Goss of Cincinnati was tho
principal spuaker of tho evening, al
though Governor Judson Harmon of
Ohio was present for a few momenta
and spoko bilcfly.
San Francisco, May 12. Tho Pap-
ko-Thomas fight lias been shifted
from Colma to this city, and tho date
postponed to Thursday night, May ID.
Missouri rats havo developed a
taste for silver, sovoral dollars hav
ing been received by the Interna!
revenue collector ut St. Louis which
had been lost In a farmer's corncrlb
nnd which had been partly devoured
by rodents. N
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