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VOL. XXV.—NO. 240.
Mr. Roosevelt Says He Be
lieves in Large
TALKS TO MAINE PEOPLE
3ays Men Who Fall Should Be Helped,
but They Should Not
NATION RISES BY RAISING
STANDARD OF CITIZENSHIP
President Puts in a Word That Pos
sibly Prevents a Panic and Meets
His Old Friend and North Dakota
Rand. Employe, Bill Sewall, of Ban
ELLSWORTH, Me., Aug. 27.—The
president's second day in the Pine Tree
state was full" of interest. Starting
from the governor's residence early,
he was taken for a short drive about
Augusta and left for Bangor, where
the principal speech of the day was
delivered at the fair grounds in the
presence of an immense audience,
which listened with marked attention
to his address. The same close atten
tion was given him at Waterville,
where from far and near came hun
ireds to see and hear the first presi
ient who has visited Maine in many
years. In anticipation of his coming
a general holiday was declared and all
business was suspended.
Just before leaving Augusta the
president heard that his old guide, Bill
Sewall, of Island Falls, Me., who had
accompanied him on many hunting
expeditions and who had for a time
been employed on his ranch in North
Dakota, was at Bangor. He imme
iiately wired Congressman Powers at
Bangor to "corral" him and hold on
to him until he reached that city. That
the congressman carried out these in
structions was fully proved when he
produced the tall, raw-boned, red
whiskered hunter upon the president's
"I am glad to see you, Bill," said the
president, whereupon Bill replied "You
ain't no gladder than I be."
President Ate Muskrat.
Then it was that the president told
of the story of friendship of many years
with the old guide and hunter and
how many years ago, while on a hunt
ing trip through Maine, owing to the
shortage In the meat supply, they had
eaten muskrat together, which the
president said was the last meat he
had eaten In Maine before this trip.
The president seemed to delight in the
rural simplicity of the man and in
sisted that he should sit down to din
ner with him. Bill therefore had the
distinction that comes to but few of
dining- with the chief executive of the
nation and the governor of his state at
the same time.
"While at the fair grounds some one
suggested to Sewall, who was seated
on the platform with the president,
that he should go to Washington and
secure an appointment as postmaster,
but Bill had a'-eady received this hon
or and said to his inquisitor "I be
On the drive through Bangor the
president's carriage was stopped in
front of the portico of the orphans'
aome, where the little ones were as
sembled and they greeted him in song.
Averted a Panic, Perhaps.
Before beginning to speak at the
fair grounds, the president, noticing
the jamming and pushing of the crowd
in front of the grand stand, cautioned
the people to be careful of the women
md children and asked them to show
their capacity to manage themselves,
which immediately had the desired ef
cect. The platform from which the
president spoke was directly in front
of the grand stand, which was packed
with humanity. Behind him was an
other dense crowd. He informed his
iudiences that he did not not think
he faced both ways, but that on that
occasion he would have to. On leav
ing the platform he drove around the
race track in response to cries from
the audience that he do so.
Tonight the president dined here at
the home of Senator Hale, who ac
:ompanied the party from Bangor. At
che depot, when the train pulled in,
the president was escorted to a plat
form near by and delivered a short
address. He left at 10 o'clock for
Nashua, N. H., and other points in that
state, where he will speak tomorrow.
In his address at Waterville the
"I feel that the art of successful gov
ernment in our country is the art of
applying practically the every-day
principles of decency, morality and
common sense which must be applied
by the average citizen if he is to be a
?ood husband, a good father, a good
neighbor and a good citizen. Your
legislature only meets every other year
and only stays in session about two
months. Quite right. You do not need
too many laVs, too much legislation.
What we need i» stability of laws,
fearlessness in applying legislation to
new evils when the evils spring up,
but, above all, common sense and self
restraint in applying these remedies
and the fixed and unchanged belief
that fundamentally each man's salva
tion rests in his own hands.
"All o£ us stumble at times. There
is not a man here who does not at
times need a helping hand stretched
out toward him. Shame on the man
who, when the opportunity to help is
given, fails to stretch out the hand!
Help the man who stumbles. Help
the brother who slips. Set him upon
his feet. Try to start him along the
Continued on Fourth Page.
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DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair
today and tomorrow.
Astonishing developments grow out of
a case at Keokuk, lowa, under a law
regarding the relations of mother and
Gas in the Texas oil field proves dan
gerous to the lives of operators.
Man in New York kills a man and
woman and commits suicide. He claimed
the woman had ruined his life.
National Association of Referees in
Bankruptcy meets in Chicago.
Five attaches of the Battle Creek
(Mich.) sanitarium are drowned.
Kansas City plumber attempts to have
the Master Plumbers' association driven
out of business because it is a trust.
League of Municipalities holds its an
nual convention at Grand Rapids, Mich.
President Roosevelt makes several
speeches in Maine.
Earthquakes in the Philippines kill
twenty Moros and do much damage to
Mississippi river excursion steamer J. S.
goes out of business for the season.
Wages of several classes of employes
on the great lakes are increased.
Most of the men arrested at Anoka for
gambling plead guilty and are fined or
held to the grand jury.
Strange case of forgery in connection
with the Tracy case in Washington state.
American Bar association meets at Sar
Gov. Tates, of Illinois, is sued to re
cover $12 taken from a man as a cam
Insane man at Marinette, Wis., holds
officers and citizens at bay and is re
stored to reason by a bullet wound.
President Grode, of the board of public
works, thinks city should appropriate
money with which to buy lamp posts.
Restaurant men will organize to fight
free lunches in saloons in the next legis
Employers declare that the present
trouble with waiters is not a question of
County commissioners put over lighting
and heating "bids for the new county jail.
Great Western cuts the rate to Kansas
City and Chicago.
W^ieat crop in Manitoba will reach
about 70,000,000 bushels.
Local coal dealers say that if there is
any combine it is among the producers.
Ninth ward Prohibitionists, in a set of
resolutions criticise the position of tlie
ministers of St. Paul on the saloon ques
Restaurant men decide not to sign the
scale presented by the waiters and a walk
out is expected Sept. 1.
City may be sued by parents of Ger
trude Suliivan, who died, it is claimed,
from the effects of vaccine poisoning.
Marriage feast is spoiled by the disap
pearance of the wedding cake.
An attempt to kidnap Taylor Wright is
frustrated by the police and Edward Ma
loney is arrested charged with the crime.
Council's delay to consider budget may
delay opening of the public schools.
Dr. George C. Pardee is nominated for
governor by the California Republicans,
defeating Gov. Gage.
Ramsey county primary ticket is com
pleted with 154 candidates.
One hundred and thirty-six judiciary,
legislative and congressional candidates
have filed with the secretary of state.
Judge Otis, St. Paul, is only member
of district bench in state ready to retire.
Ancient Order of Hibernians gets down
to business. Order is in a nourishing
Aid. Jones gives his reasons for declin
ing to run for mayor.
Entries of ex-Senator O'Brien, of Min
nesota, refused at Saratoga, it being
charged that stimulants were given Hans
Wagner to make him speedier.
American Association—St. Paul 0, Mil
waukee 3; Minneapolis 3, Kansas City 7;
Louisville 8, Toledo 3; Indianapolis 4, Co
National League—Cincinnati 6, New
American League—Cleveland 2, Phila
William A. Lamed, of Summit, N. J. f
defeats R. F. Doherty, of England, in
the championship tennis singles.
United States steel corporation's an
swer to the suit of Hodge and others is
Weakness rules in the grain market,
due principally to improved weather.
Reduction of Reading dividend weakens
the stock market greatly, though it closes
above the lowest.
Estate of the late Johaan Mueller, who
left Minnesota mineral lands valued at
$5,000,000, ia subject of investigation in
United States recognizes Japan's claim
to Marcus island.
Strong combine is formed by German
iron and steel workers.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Sailed.
New York Carthaginian.. .Philadelphia.
New York Liguria Oceanic
Queenstown.. .Teutonic Ultonia
Cherbourg Kaiser Wil
_ helm der Grosse
Yokohama Duke of Fife
New York Majestic.
Bremen Kaiserln Maria Theresia.
Liverpool Lancastrian. ..Belgenland
New York Washtenaw.
SHOCK OF BULLET
Sudden Change in the Condition of a
Madman After Holding Officers
Special to The Globe.
MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 27. — The
shock of a bullet restored a raving ma
niac to rationality today.
Joseph Forvillin, thirty years old,
had held a posse of officers and citizens
at bay all night. He had become sud
denly insane, raced into his father's
barn and defied the officers to take
him. He was captured after, firing
the barn, but broke away and Officer
Zimmerman shot him.
The bullet did not strike a vital spot,
but its effect was to banish every
trace of insanity. Forvillin is now
perfectly rational, but remembers only
I vaguely what happened during his es
THURSDAY MORNINS, AUGUST 28, 1902.— TEN PAGES.
SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES OC
CURS WITH DISASTROUS
TWENTY PEOPLE ARE
KILLED BY FALLING WALLS
All the Victims Are Moros, No Amer
icans Suffering—Extensive Property
Damages Sustained —Mountains and
Rivers Are Much Disturbed by the
"WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 2.—The
war department today received a ca
blegTam from Gen. Chaffee, at Manila,
reporting a series of earthquakes on
the island of Mindanao. Twenty per
sons were killed by falling walls, the
victims all being Moros. The Ameri
cans in the vicinity escaped and the
dispatch says there were no reports
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that any of the soldiers occupying
that portion of the island affected sus
tained any injuries.
The upheaval occurred in the coun
try adjacent to the Lake of Lanao, in
the Moro section of the island, near
Camp Vickers, which is now the head
quarters of the American forces sta
tioned in Mindanao. Gen. Chaffee's
cablegram says the mountains and riv
ers and other streams were consider
ably disturbed and much damage was
It is presumed here that the seismic
shocks occurred about five days ago,
though the date is not mentioned in
the dispatch. This is the first serious
earthquake reported from that coun
try during the occupation of the
Philippines. The most important pre
vious seismic disturbance in Mindanao
was the one that partly destroyed Pa
lak, Kota, Batu, and the village on
the banks of the river Mindanao in
1872. This phenomenon closely fol
lowed the eruption of the volcano of
Gen. Chaffee also cabled that the
military situation in that section re
mains quiet and unchanged. No at
tacks have been made on the Ameri
can forces at Camp Vickers since the
last report, which was cabled eight
Farm in Minnesota Containing Min
erals and Valued at Five Mil
PRAGUE, Bohemia, Aug. 27.—There
Is much local interest in the investiga
tion being made by the United States
consul, Ethelbert Watts, into the nu
merous claims for shares of the estate
of Johann Mueller, an Austrian subject,
who died in Minnesota in 1900
Mueller left a farm believed to be
worthless, but which it is now re
ported here as worth $5,000,000, in con
sequence of the discovery of minerals
on the property. Among the claimants
are an alleged deserted widow and
children of Mueller, and a certain Bo
hemian society, which alleges that
Mueller, when its secretary, thirty
years ago, embezled several thousand
gsJden. Four American lawyers are
watching the proceedings on behalf of
Cuban Surplus of Three Millions.
HAVANA, Aug. 27.—Fifteen millions
are estimated as the Cuban govern
ment's expenditure in the national
budget, which will be presented to
congress next month, and the national
income is placed at $18,000,000, the
same as during the military occupa
tion. Confidence is steadily increasing
in President Falma's ability to coDe
with the situation. .
ENHANCES HER BEAUTY
WITH GREEN PAINT
Nathan Brandt Has Original Views as
to Feminine Attrac
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, Aug. 27.—Surrounded by
a number of friends and with her face
smeared with paint, Mrs. Anna Brandt
appeared today in Justice Dooley's
court. She told the court that her
brother-in-law, Nathan Brandt, had
painted her fasee last evening because
he believed she would"*Tbe more hand
"Doesn't the paint look to be green?'"
inquired the astonished magistrate, as
he adjusted his glasses.
"Why, to be sure, it's a familiar
sign," continued his honor, looking
sternly at Brandt, who sought refuge
behind his attorney.
•'Yes, your honor, after he had paint
ed my face he stood a few feet from
me and after having a good laugh,
he said I ought to have been Irish in-
WHERE THEy WILL FINISH.
stead of Jewish," said Mrs. Brandt, as
she tried to wipe off some of the spots
of paint which she had left on her
face in order to prove her assertions
when she appeared in court.
The complainant's story was cor
roborated by witnesses. Brandt, when
called to testify, did not deny having
smeared the woman's face with the
paint, but he said it-was an accident.
The case was continued.
GERMAN IRON AND
Determined Effort to Win the Fight in
Markets the World
WASHINGTON. D. C, Aug. 27.—The
iron and steel makers of Germany now
have a combination behind their backs
which will enable them to continue
with better chances for ultimate suc
cess their stubborn and persistent
fight in the markets of Europe, South
and Central America, Africa and the
East. This fact is brought out in a
report from United States Consul Gen
eral Frank Mason, at Berlin, which
was made public at the state depart
After a full diaeussio» of the unsat
isfactory conditjbn of the home mar
kets, represent*ives of the coal and
iron industries'of Germany assembled
at Cologne decided upon a return to
the system of export bounties which
was used to such good effect in the
early years of the German Industrial
expansion. Thereupon a union was
formed between the coal and iron in
terests to provide export bounties
among all the leading syndicates in the
metal and mining industries.
This vast and powerful export asso
ciation is based upon an agreement
that its members shall contribute to
pay to such members as export their
products a bonus equal to the differ
ence between the current price of the
merchandise in the German markets
and the price actually obtained for it
GLARED TO BE A TRUST
Kansas City Man Says the Combine
Ruins Hi* Business.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 27.—The
Master Plumbers' association is al
leged to be a trust, operating in viola
tion of the Missouri anti-trust law in
a petition filed here today in the cir
cuit court by W. R. Young, a local
plumber, who alleges that h-s business
has been ruined by members of the
combine, who have refused to sell him
supplies becase he was not a member
Young asks 530,000 damages.
In addition to the suit a letter has
been sent to the attorney general of
the state, urging that the state bring
proceedings to prevent Uie associiation
continuing in business in Kansas City.
THE HIGH COURT OF FORESTERS
OUSTS ITS SUPREME
BADLY PLACED LOANS
CAUSED ACTION OF LODGE
United Order of Foresters Spends Day
Investigating Charges and Votes to
Exclude Attorney by a Vote of 33
to 3—Delegates Decline to Discuss
The Hi^h Court of the United Order
of Foresters of Minnesota, at its spe
cial session yesterday at Central hall,
for the purpose of investigating the
charg-es made against S. C. Olmstead,
of St. Paul, supreme counsellor of the
order, sustained the charges by a vote
of 33 to 3 and also voted to exclude
Olmstead from the high court of this
The action was taken late last night
after a day spent in investigating the
accusations made ag-ainst Mr. ■ Olm
Following is a part of the official
statement given to the press at the
adjournment of the meeting-: "It has
been charged that Mr. Olmstead ne
gotiated loans upon certain real es
tate which could not under any cir
cumstances -be regarded just and safe.
The result of the investigation
Sustain These Charges.
By an almost unanimous vote of 33
to 3, and also vote to have him ex
cluded from the high court for conduct
unbecoming a Forester."
High Ranger L. F. Cole, of Minne
apolis* presided, and Mr. Olmstead
was present during the entire proceed
ings. There were about thirty-six
delegates present from the various
lodges in the state and at times during
the day, and especially last night, the
arguments between the opposing fac
tions waxed rather warm.
At one time there was danger of a
clash which would result in the seces
sion of the Minnesota high court from
the supreme court, but this did not
Delegates Are Silent.
' The examination of witnesses was
conducted largely by Judge James
Schoonmaker, also of St. Paul, who
was formerly chief ranger and was de
feated for supreme counsel by Mr.
Outside of the official statement
made, none of the delegates would say
anything to the press for publication
and all were inclined to keep what had
taken place a secret.
A part of the duties of Mr. Olmstead,
as supreme counsellor, are to loan a
certain proportion of the reserve fund
of the order upon securities in the
shape of real estate, and the accusa
tions made charged Mr. Olmstead with
having loaned money on property that
was not goood enough securfty and
not worth the amount cf the ioans.
The Newal! Loan.
One of the principal loans investi
gated yesterday, was what is known as
the Newall loan of $2,500 upon a house
and lot on Mendota street, it being al
leged that the property is not worth
the amount loaned upon it.
What the outcome of the action tak
en last night is hard to surmise, but
it is said by some that there may be
some more trouble when the supreme
court convenes next year. Mr. Olm
stead defended his own case and seem
to take the action of the high court
body cooly. He did not have much to
say, however, and it is not known what
he will do next. Mr. Olmstead declin
ed to discuss the matter last night.
Bishop Hamilton in Charge.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Aug. 27.—
Bishop J. W. Hamilton, of the M. E.
church, will leave tonight for the East
to be absent three months. During
this time he will have charge of the
German Methodist conferences in Min
nesota and lowa, the Swedish confer
ences in Kansas and Nebraska and the
English conferences in lowa, Oklahoma
and Indian territory.
PRICE TWO CBXT3-^SM«S-j Tl>
; (HVi, CESTS.
Strange Basis of a Suit Against Gov.
Yates, of Illinois, to Re
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, Aug. 27.—Gov. Richards
Yates was sued in Justice Underwood's
court here today for the recovery of
512 alleged to have been taken from
Henry C. Clasen, former head painter
at the Elgin insane asylum, as his por
tion of 5 per cent political assessment
referred to by Senator W. E. Mason
and other opponents of the adminis
tration as "the corruption fund."
Co-defendants with the governor are
A. L. French, president of the state
railroad and warehouse commission;
James Neville, member of the same
commission; Charles M. Tinney, in
charge of the Republican press bu
reau; Dr. F. M. Whitman, superin
tendent of the Elgin asylum, and W. C.
Thirers, chief clerk of the institution.
Clasen says the money is that which
was collected from him against his will
prior to Oct. 10, 1901. He avers that
he was unable to pay a subsequent as
sessment promptly because his life in
surance premium called for all his
spare money. He appealed to Supt.
Whitman, he says, and was told to
borrow the money. He declined to do
so and lost his job. In consequence,
counsel for Clasen, says he can get
service on all the defendants at once
except Gov. Yates, who is still in Mich
igan. He hopes to get service on him
within ten days or as soon as he comes
One result of the suit, it is said, will
be to determine how the money was
collected, who was its custodian and
how it was disposed of. The attorney
says he has documentary evidence to
show that money was collected from
Clasen and that it was extorted from
him instead of being turned over as a
voluntary contribution to the cam
paign fund for his party.
IN TRACY CASE
Telegrapher Said to Have Personated
a Sheriff and Got $50 from a
DAVENPORT, Wash., Aug. 27.—The
matter of the distribution of the Tracy
reward is about to be settled. Sheriff
Gardner has notified the five Creston
men that if they will agree to share
the reward with Gold Finch, who gave
the information that led to the cap
ture of the fugitive, he will withdraw
his objections to the payment of the
money and aid the Creston posse to
Criminal charges arising from the
Tracy case have been preferred against
Floyd Johnson, telegrapher at Cres
ton. He has been arrested upon a
charge of forgery, the complaining
witness being Constable Straub, of
Crestcn. About the time that the Ore
gon bandit was killed near Creston a
New York newspaper telegraphed to
that place to Sheriff Gardner, asking
him to send a dispatch describing the
end of the famous hunt and draw a
sight draft upon them for $50. John
son, it is alleged, suppressed the mes
sage and sent a dispatch over the
name of Charles Straub, one of the
Creston posse of five. He then, it is
charged, forged Straub's name to a
sight draft for $50. —
STRIKERS AND TROOPS
MAY CLASH TO-DAY
Situation at Tamaqua, Pa., Very Crit
ical —Attempt to Impede Non-
TAMAQUA, Pa., Aug. ,27.—The situ
ation in the Panther creek valley to
night is serious. At 8 o'clock the
streets of Lansford and Summit Hill
were thronged with strikers. Early in
the evening two companies of the
Twelfth regiment were sent through
the valley on a trolley car. All along
the line the soldiers were hooted and
jeered and it was not deemed prudent
to take them off the cars.
While Mary Markley was carrying
supper to her brother, who is employ
ed at a colliery near Lansford, she was
set upon and severely beaten by a
crowd of women.
Late tonight the crowds on the
streets have dwindled down consider
ably and order has been partially re
stored. The civil authorities express
the belief that there will be no serious
disturbance during the night. They are
fearful, however, that a serious clash
will occur between the troops and the
strikers in the morning. The fact that
the Lehigh Coal and Navigation com
pany is hoisting coal at its No. 4 col
liery has greatly incensed the mine
workers, and they are determined not
to allow non-union men to go to work
At daybreak the Governor's troop
and the first battalion of the Twelfth
regiment will go to Lansford and Sum
SOLE AMBITION OF A CONVICT
Tom O'Brien's Chief Aim Is to Kill Depu
ty Sheriff Morgan.
BUTTE Mont. Aug. 27.-With officers
of the state penitentiary upon his trail
asssited by bloodhounds. Convict Toni
OBrien. who last Friday made a darin<»
escape from the state prison, has sent a
communication to The Miner pleading for
a public statement of his alleged crime
and vowing the death of Under Sheriff
Dave Morgan, whose alleged perjured tes
timony, the convict declares, sent him to
prison and wrecked his home. The docu
ment received by The Miner bears the
postmark of Anaconda.
The writer dates his communication
from a moutain in the surrounding hills
of Anaconda and says that he wrote his
story behind a rock, dividing his time be
tween his Winchester and his pen. The
communication is a literary freak and
there is no question as to its authenticity
as the handwriting has been fully identi
fied by the warden of the penitentiary and
others acquainted with the criminal.
O'Brien declares his sole object in es
aping from the prison is to kill Deputy
Sheriff Morgan. O'Brien was sent up for
robbery In 1901.
Peculiar Legal Entanglement
Excites People at
BABY CALLED A VAGRANT
Arrested on Complaint of Its Mother,
Who Is Made Constable and
Guards the Child
SECRETARY OF ASSOCIATED
CHARITIES GOES TO JAIL
rie Is Charged with Contempt of Court
in an Attempt to Deprive the Mother
of Her Child—Law Declared Uncon
stitutional and Gives Rise to Publio
KEOKTJK, lowa. Aug. 27.—1n a legal
fight for the possession of her eleven
months-old baby, which is seriously
ill, Mrs. Vina Kellar caused the ar
rest of the infant today on a charge oi
vagrancy, had herself appointed a spe
cial constable to take charge of the di
minutive prisoner during a continu
ance of the case, and thus won a
victory over Secretary Elmer Park,
of the Associated Charities, who was
landed in jail for nearly an hour fox
contempt of 'court in his attempt ta
deprive the mother of her child.
A construction of the new sociolog
ical statute passed by the last legis
lature has resulted. All last night and
today several courts were kept busy
and Secretary Park spent forty-five
minutes in jail, being finally released
on a writ of habeas corpus. He is now
in legal custody of the child and
the mother has actual possession, hav
ing obtained the infant by extraordi
nary means and hidden it. The doctor
says the baby probably will die.
Mother's Natural Desire.
This added to the mother's desire ta
see the baby as she hitherto had been
denied all access to it. A new law was
passed at the instance of the scien
tific sociologists last winter. It pro
vides the procedure by which children
may be taken from inc<*npetent, dis
solute or immoral parents and given
to persons or charitable societies by
courts or mayors of cities.
Judge Huges, of the superior court,
today construed the law to mean that,
if the mother is found competent by a
trial court and the child be given back,
the filing of a notice of appeal by the
Associated Charities stops the execu
tion of the order to return the child
to the mother. The effect is to keep
the child away from the acquitted
mother until a long series of appeals
through all the courts to the supreme
court are finally decided, taking gen
erally two years. The attorney for Sec
retary Park said in open court that
this was the intention of his client.
Judge Hughes is a lawyer and jurist
of the highest reputation in lowa and
Missouri, and his decision rendered in
the habeas corpus proceedings has
caused a wave of intense indignation
over the new law.
The baby involved in this, the first
case in lowa under the new law, ia
acutely sick, and the neglect of the
mother is charged under the new
statute. On trial the mother was found
not guilty of anything in purview of
the new law, which also was declared
unconstitutional. Secretary Park ap
pealed and refused to obey the order
of the court to return the baby to its
mother. He was then arrested on a
bench warrant for contempt of court
and summarily sent to jail. His law
yer then routed Judge Hughes out of
bed and filed a petition for a writ of
habeas corpus which had a hearing
In the meantime the mother of the
baby today had a neighbor file an in
formation in a justice of the peace's
court, charging the baby, eleven
months old, with vagrancy.. A big
constable arrested the baby at the hos
pital where it was being treated and
brought the infantile prisoner into
court. The vagrancy case was con
tinued to Saturday and the mother
was made a special constable and or
dered to keep the baby prisoner in
safety until the case should be called
Hides Her Infant.
The mother took the baby and hid it
somewhere in the city. County Attor
ney Marshall said tonight that the
next move would be the prosecution of
the justice and the mother's lawyers
on a charge of conspiracy in the va
Judge Hughes says it is true that
the new law makes it possible for any
body to file an information against
anybody's child, and after acquittal,
keep the child from the parents for a
long time by a series of appeals to
higher courts. If the law is held con
stitutional he says he can see no es
cape from such a possible outrage.
The law is the result of a former
law being found to be inoperative and
incapable of enforcement in some cases
here several years ago. Leading char
itable-institutions and sociologists thefi
caused the drafting of the new act,
which is the cause of the present ex
PERIL FOR OPERATORS IN
THEJTEXAS OIL FIELD
Over a Hundred Overcome Daily and
Total Blindness Threatened.
BEAUMONT, Tex., Aug. 27. —George
A. Hill, inspector of the oil field, has
given out the statement in which be
"The conditions of the oil field are
alarming in the extreme. The gas
is so dangerous to the lives of the
operators that over one hundred are
overcome daily and danger of total
blindness is greatly feared as a re
suit of constant contact."