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VOL 111 1. NO. 80
ROCK ISIiAD, ILL., FllIDAY, JJLZi UAKY :s2, 1504.
PEICE TWO CENTS.
Important Statements by
Designer of the
LAW COMPLIED WITH
Entrance the Largest of
any Theatre in
Chicago, .'an. 22. Harry J. Powers,
one of the resident owners and asso
ciate managers of the Iroquois thea
tre, took the stani as a witness he
fore the coroner's jury today. Fpon
request of the coroner. AVill .1. Davis,
the other- resident owner of the Iro
quois, retired from the room during
the examination of powers.
I'owers said he was a stockholder,
director, treasurer and associate man
ager of the Iroquois, theatre. In a
general way lie was identified witli
the preparation of plans for the thea
1 re. He approved tliem. as did Klaw A
I'rla nger. of .New York, interested
stockholders. Concerning details as
to opening the theatre, lie referred
his interrogator to Will .1. I)ais.
Other I.ookel After OetalU.
I'imi'i .-aid the rca-on the Iroiiois
had no tire apparatus was because 1 1 1 -house
fireman. Sailer, hail not ordered
if. It was Sailer's business to provide
such tiling-. I ow er also placed l e-
; i tii I ity on the Fnlbr Const ruc
tion company. which, he said, w.i-siippo.-ed
to construct the lutilrli nir ac
cording to law. He declared the busi
ness manager, Nornan. the stage car
penter. ( iiinniins. ami hicf Fshcr
Diiscnberry were entru-ted with look
ing after details.
Architect on stand.
Chicago, .Ian. 22. Benjamin II.
Marshall, fircl-.itcct of the Iroquois the
li t ' i. was the principal witness of the
lilt i.i the i 1 1 1 1 1 ( 1 on the victims of
the Iroquois theater tire. Attorney
Ilyties. tires n of counsel representing
Will .1. Davis and Harry I'owrs. arose
in MarhaH's behalf at :.l.iouri:iiieiit
and uiuior.tx ed that the aichitect re
quested permission to lead the jurors
Through the floater ruins, explaining
every detail of construction and an
swering any and all questions on the
fJcL-i;e. Marshall joined in presenting
tie advantages of the plan. While
no answer is given ly the jury, it is
pronablc thry will make another tour
of the ruins.
I jiriirtt' Fntrance In tlie Wortil.
Marshall said he was superintending
the construe! ion of a theater in I.os
Angeles two years ago when he re
ceived a telegram from Mcrs Davis
jinn Powers to (imic to Chicago ami
prepare pi. ins for the projected Iro
quois theater. In the original plan a
forty-foot foyer was designed fur the
Ibindolph street entrance, Objection
was encountered from the building de
partment because of the effect it would
have on the east wall. Accordingly
arrangements were made for sixty-foot
frontage on Randolph street, giving
the theater the largest entrance of any
play house In the world in proportion
to its- seating rapacity.
Plan tVrrn OMIrlitll.T AroTel.
It was the aim. witness Raid. o
make it the tinest theater possible, and
when his plans were completed they
were taken east for the approval of
theater experts. The plans were taken
to the New York offices of Klaw Ar
F.rlanger. whose approbation had to be
secured. Kadi feature ns planned was
submitted to Deputy Building Com
missioner Timothy 0"Shea. then in of
fice. Finally the contract for con
struction was awarded the iborge A.
Fuller Construction company. No fig
ure was specified for the cost, the firm
to receive a fiercentage of the amount
necessarily expended. The ist;in:'te
given the build ng d pattuient. witness
said, was from $27r..isi t, $.-,CH.n.in.
Til IT FATA I. I.IKKKII 1IOOK
Marshall Kav It Wit Nut for tlm l'ultir
Inectel lv William.
Marshall accepted responsibility for
placing the two gates across the stair-
Ministers Send Delegates
to Central Labor Organization
.l..liet. 1M.. Jan. 22. The Central
Trades and I-abor council has invited
the Ministerial ass, elation to send to
the trades council two fraternal dele
gates. These delegates will have all
ihe rights of nivmlvr- excepting the
right to vote. l:'v. Charles Stc!!e. a
I'ilterian minister i f St. Louis,
who was a trachirist ar.d still holds
membership in the machinists union,
suggested ihe plan during a visit here.
Succeeded in Making $20,000
Out of a Salary of
COUNSEL PROTESTS STATEMENT
Bank Officials Testify as to Deposit
of Defendant in
Washington. Jan. 22. An interest
ing incident in the trial of August
W. Maelfen. the llroff brothers and the
Lorenzes oti an indictment charging
conspiracy to defraud the government
in connection with the sale of letter
1k. fasteners came Just before tLe
usual hour for adjournment. Through
out the day bank officials had been
on the stand testifying1 concerning vari
ous checks and drafts which passed
between D. I!, tlroff ami Martha .1.
Irenz. and tleorge K. Ix)ienz and
Then Taggart. assistant district at
torney, offered in evidence the tran
script of Mat-hen's entire dealings -with
the Union National bank, of Westmin
ster, Md. Taking up the document
Holmes Conrad, special counsel for
the government, remarked that in look
ing It over it appeared that by strict,
economy Machen, on a salary of $3.r)0
a year, had managed to make $20,000
a year. This brought forth a storm of
protest from counsel for the defense,
but adjournment intervem d.
ways leading to the gallery. It was
done, he asserted, to comply with the
law and give the gallery a separate
stairway. Concerning the blind ."fair
way from tlie gallery, where a heavy
locked door shut off scape for scores,
witness said it was not intended for
the use of the public. "Yet It invited
them and they couldn't turn bac k. Six
ty were found dead there." commeur
ed t he deputy.
Architect Marshall was questioned
closely concerning the inspection by
Commissioner Williams and said that
with the owners of tlie theater ami
the head of the building department
he had gone over the structure from
basement to top loft. In the testimony
of i'.tiilding Commissioner Williams,
given a couple of days ago. that of
ficial testified that his iast visit to the
theater was two weeks before the open
ing, while- Marshall said it was three
or four tiiivs beioi-i the opening. Put
he said that this was only from
memory, as be made no note r,f it.
lie declared that the audience ought
to have got out of the theater in two
and a half or three minutes. He said
the exit area from the upper balcony
was 1 m j.cr ent. greater than the
law required, while from the tirst floor
the exit area was l.M per cent, great
er than necessary. lie ilefendeil tlie
stairway plan of the theater by saying
that the two iron gates were tlie very
things that made the stairways con
form to the law. instead of being in
violation of the building ordinances.
In other words, he said the gates
made two separate stairways, one h ad
ing from the upper balcony and the
other from the first balcony. The west
stairway was intended for the galhny
only, while the dress-circle audience
was expected to use the east stairs.
The architect praised the stairway sys
tem, saying thai while the law re
quired tlie stairs to be four feet six
Inches wide, the Iroquois stairs wt re
eight feet six inches.
The flue or the stage was not built
in accordance with the law. and aisles
in front of the boxes on the main floor
h.-ol been closed, but he argued that
both changes were for the better. The
Iroquois gallery, in the opinion of the
architect, is one of tlie shallowest in
the country. There are only ten rows
In it. and the average gallery runs
from fifteen to eighteen. I'.ecause
Messrs. Davis and I'owers thought it
woild be a little congested ten seats
were left out In the northeast corner.
Witness told of the advantagesof scats
instead of benches in the gallery, and
that with rails the gallery could be
emptied quicker than without thein.
lie admitted that the flue over the
Ptage was not constructed according
to law. luit excused this because there
was six times more vent area over the
ta;e than the law requires.
Thomas J. Noonan. businesg man
ager of the theater, said that the seat
ing capacity of the theater was 1,
'"2: that nil the seats were occupied
and that there were 10; siecfators
standing-, of whom eighty were admit
ted on passes.
, To ae-ept gotxl advice Is hnt to
crease one's own ability. Goethe.
at which time he sxke before the
council. The .Ministerial association
will send Kev. 1). C. Milner. of the Cen
tral I'resby terian church, and llev. A.
11. luiii-g. of the FnivcrsaMst church,
is its delegates. The Catlo iie clergy,
it is nr.tlerstooi!. willtake turns iia
atten.iirg the meetings of the assem
bly. The result of fhis'incve will be
watched with grert interest, ft is the
first time anything of the kind has
A BAD BLOW
Tornado Causes Loss
Life Near City of
Town Was Destroyed-
Number of Dead
Put at 37.
Birmingham. Ala.. .Ian. 22. A tor-
naiio struck .ortn .u mingnaiii.
Moundfillc Junction ay I Moiindville
about 2 o'clock this morning.
At the latter place, w liicli contained
.'! inhabitant-, a passenger conduc
tor on the tireat Southern railroad
reports the greater portion of the
town wrecked aniL practically the en
tire population killed.
Kailway officials think tlie conduc
tors story overdrawn. telegraphic
coiuin mi tea t ion i- cut off.
Tuscaloosa, Ala.. .Ian. 22. A negro
section hand who lias .jut arrived
from Moundxille says the place was
totally destroyed by a tornado and
manv people killed and injured. He
reports the conntrv
for several miles
Kvery doctor in
gone to tlie scene.
Keports by tele-
phone sa v t he ileal h
list so far is es-
tiioated at .;.
Newspaper Man on Scene.
Hiriiiingham. .Ian. 22. A staff co
respondent of the News wired that
the total death list af Moundx ille is
estimated at ilT seven whites ami i'.O
negroes. The devastation is complete
everv thing in town being wrecked.
WESTERN IMPLEMENT MEN
AFTER HARVESTER TRUST
Kansas City ".Ian. 22.' The Western
Retail Inipeinent and Vehicle Dealers"
Association, which closed its annual
session here, in its light on tlie harves
ter trust, so-called, adopted resolutions
pledging the members as individuals to
give their support to such manufactur
ers and joblMTS as will and do respeet
the principles of the association in their
efforts to abolish general store agen
cies. SERIOUS SMALLPOX SCARE
THREATENED IN INDIANA
IndiaiiHilis. Ii:d.. Jan. 22. The
health authoiities of Indiana fear a se
rious epidemic of smallpox. The re
ports from fifteen counties show the
cases of the disease t hiss year are dou
ble the number for the corresponding;
time last year.
SOCIALISM EOBS UP AGAIN
f. .M. W. Convention Asked to Call Con
vention Mitehell Speak In
Indianapolis. Jan. 22. Ielegate
I low ell. of Colorado, introduced a resi
lution in the F. M . W . convention
which in a lengthy preUuible set forth
all the doctrines of the socialists and
asked the mine workers to take the
initiative toward calling a world's con
vention of trades unions to consider
plans for tlie distribution of wealth
created by labor. After an hour's heat
ed discussion it was tabled.
I'resident Mitchell took the floor and
urged the organization to confine it
self to trades unionism. He said un
der it the miners were getting high
er wages than ever lefore. lie al
lowed every man his political opinions
and the privilege of voting them, but
the organization should have nothing
todo with political tenets.
LAKE OF OIL FOUND AT GREAT
DEPTH AT FLORENCE, COL.
Fh tencr. Colo.. Jan. 22 The first
lake of oil ever discovered in Colora
do has he-ti tapped while drilling well
No. :112 at Spindle Top Heights, three
miles south of Florence. The oil Insly
was encountered at a deprh of 2.775
D0WIE AND PARTY TAKE
STEAMER FOR AUSTRALIA
San Fraucisi-o! Jan. 22. John Alex
ander Howie, with his party from the
east, lias sailed for Australia on the
To Oreanlif the Cok llesions.
rittsburg. Jar. 22. District officers
of the Fnited Mine Workers have put
into effect the order to organize the
miners in the C'onnellsvilleeokeregions.
as decided by the district convention.
Four organizers were sent to the field
to i-rsoually solicit the miners' in their
homes and in the mines when they
can get near them and in mass meet
ings on the outside.
SLEEPER AND LIVE
Exodus to Diner Averted Deaths In
Rear Cod Collision at
Chicago. Jan. 22. Two men w ere in
jured .seriously ana many persons
slightly hurt in a rear-end collision on
the Wabash railroad nt Western In
diana Junction. Thirty passengers had
just left the Klepeiiigav of the Chica
go bound limited train from St. Louis
to enter the dining car. This saved
them from serious injury, if not iossi
ble death. The injured are K. J. Meti-
gan. of Chicago, thrown through mir
ror and cut by falling glass, and .Tame
Crawshaw. conductor, caught in brake,
Tlie wreck Is said to have been due
to fog. The limited from St. Louis w-jis
proccding slowly toward Chicago, be
ing due at N.-02 o'clock. As It passed
Western Indiaui Junction. South Kn-
glewocd. a train in the rear, running at
a moderate rate of speed, crashed Into
it. The locomotive partly telescoped
the rear sleeper of the. limited.
NEW YORK BANKER
HAD CALL TO KILL
Locked Up for Fear He Wonld Make
Attack, on President
New- York. Jan. 22. K. A. F.rlor. a
lanker who claimed that mystic Influ
ences were at work tn Jiim tnrougn
the agency of his stoma h. bidding him
to kill the president, has been commit
ted to IJellevue hospital for examina
tion as to his sanity. Frier, who was
arrested after writing a long rambling
letter to IVdice Commissioner McAdoo,
greeted the officers as 'deliverers from
his bondage." lie said he felt the
mysterious pains even in their presence
and that the clock, was affected by Ihe
"They are after me so bad now,"
he said, "that they want me to kill
the president. I have a wonderful will
power, ami have stood them off so far,
but they are going at me through uiy
stotnach and I do not know what will
SERIOUS TIME OF IT
Five Hundred Killed and Wounded
In One Battle With Revo
lutionist?. Washington. Jan. 22. According to
a it port t abled to the state department
by Fluted States Minister Finch, at
Montevideo. Uruguay, the revolution
ary disturbance in that country is
much more serious and extensive than
was supposed here. The minister ca
bles as follows:
"There have been three battles, all
won by the government, tlie last one
beirg on the IStli. The total number
of killed and wounded was about ooo.
The government forces were estimated
at 2N.CMMI and the rc-liels at 7.000 to !.
ioo. The opinion here is that the in
surrection will Ik suppressed in a
month unless aided by neighbors. Press
and telejrraph censorship continues:
also martial Jaw."
HIMSELF TO DEATH
Smuggled Into This Country
Si. Ioi:is. Jan. 22. A lody identi
fied by Chinese letters and papers
found in tlie pocket us Ieotig Vieke,
of Toronto. Canada, was found in an
ice-stocked ref tigoratot car that had
just reached St. LouiV from Mont-
pelier. I nd.. to be Inadfd. The papers
and cards were taken U Chinese mer
chants in St. Iuis. uihJ from the parts
translated the police reached the con
clusion that Yieke hatl been living in
I'orunto and had smjiggled himself
across the line. i
His presence in the nr is accounted
for in that he attempted to steal a
rule and was ur.able oien tlie car
door after drawing itj shut. A card
in a pocket bearing the address of
Juong King. ".2 Cas- street. Joliet,
111., was signed
Yetrdy in tonrre.
Washington. Jan; 2i--PIatt of 'Con
necticut concluded bis speech on Pana
ma in the senate, lie defended the
course of the president throughout the
Panama revolt. ImriOg the morning
hour Morgan spoke in? explanation of
his bill fcr the annexation of Panama
to the Fnited States. He held that
the pending treaty practically annexed
the islands. .
The army appropriation bill was un
der consideration in committee of the
whole in the house for five hours, most
of which time vras devoted to a gener
al discussion of tlie. tariff jjuestion.
OF THE IGE
Cause of Much Alarm
Along the Ohio
RAINS ARE GENERAL
Crisis in Some Places is
Expected by To
morrow. Pittsburg. Jan. 22. Keports receiv
ed iy tne vveatner luireau tixiay indi
cate a general breakup in the rivers.
Ice gorjres are letting i;o at different
jxdnts. and the water is rising at
headwaters on both rivers. The
weather is mild, and rain is reported
from all sections of western Pennsyl
vania. Ail conditions are favorable
to a great flood.
Steamers Swept Away.
Cleveland. Jan. 22 Three large
steamers were swept down the luv-
ga river this, lnoruiiiir ji nd crashed
into the Superior street viaduct. Ihe
vessels were badly damaged and the
river blockaded. The foundation of
the big bridge is probably seriously
Houseboat Carried A war.
Indianapolis. Jan. 22. Ice in White
iver carried off a hi.uebo;it occu
pied by John Schowe and wife. The
boat was demolished and ihe woman
drowned. Schowe became cr;ied bv
the c!d. A man who sought to res
cue linn was forced to tie Schowe in
a skitV. The re-eiier fell out of the
boat, but was saved. Tlie skiff was
Crisis Kxpet-ted Tonight.
Pittsburg. Jan. 22. The worst flrod
in the history of western Pennsylvania
since the establishment of the weather
bureau at this point is vxpeeted here
tonight. Never liefore have the condi
tions and the outlook been so serious
is now exist. Although Fore
caster Frank Ilidgway would not state
to what height he e.iects the rivers
to rise, he admits that the situation
is grave. l-xperieiicetl river men and
jH'ople who for years have watched
liver and weather conditions do not
hesitated to state that a stage of thirty-
five feet would be reached, which is
3.7 feet higher than the Hood of 1S.SI.
Getting Ready for tlie Flood.
Hooding the warnings given out by
the weather bureau and from past ex
perience business men, officials and
manufacturing plants, and citiens
whose homes line the banks of the
Monoiigahela and Allegheny rivers,
have begun to meet the impending dan
ger, width it is asserted at the weath
er bureau nothing could stop. The riv
er interests are also preparing and re
moving such property as would b'Mlam
aged by water and ice. The expected
cold wave, which was headed in this
direction from the northwest, has been
side-tracked from the storm renter,
moving northward and eastward.
AValtaxh I on tlie. Rain page.
Iifayette. Intl.. Jau. 22. Tlie Wa
bash river at this point has reached
a dangerous stage, the heavy rains
have swollen the stream until it has
overflowed the banks, and all bottom
lands are inundated. A sixteen foot
risA has been registered, the river com
ing up at the rate of two feet an
hour. Farmers living in the lowlands
have abandoned their homes and
sought refuge on the high grounds.
A houseboat valued at $.".'. which
was anchored about two miles above
the city, was torn to pieces ami went
tlown. At Fulton island, about six
miles below the city, an ice gorge has
formed and the water rose at this
point over four feet in twenty min
utes. Ohio Town Are Too Wet.
Bueyrus. O., Jan. 22. The San
dusky river in this city and the Scioto,
south of here, are at record-breaking
stages. An ice gorge at Salion has
broken the natural gas main and cut
off the gas supply.
Fremont. ).. Jan. 22. The lower
portions of Fremont are under water,
the result of a freshet iu the San
dusky r'.ver and the forming of an ice
gorge below the city. Many houses
are surrounded by water and the oc
cupants are moving out.
Damage y l&iing Water.
I.og:i nsport. Intl.. Jau. 22. Ice has
begun moving out of the Wabash riv
er, doing much damage to propel ty.
The gorge broke near t lie Market street
bridge and water overflowed Kel Riv
er avenue, filling th collars and base
ments of the residences along this
street. Itiverside Purk was converted
into a iakeatid many families left th ir
homes, fearing their houses would le
BAept away. Water backing up has
caused the city electric light plant to,'
BROUGHT IN DEAD
So Says Mrs. Bechtel of the Foul
Murder of Her Daugh
DISPUTES WITNESS ECKSTEIN
Dramatic Denial of Any Knowledge
of the Way Mabel Met
Allento-xn. Ta., Jan. 22. Mrs. Cath
erine Bechtel. on trial here as an ac
cessory after the fact to the murder
of her daughter Mabel, went on tlie
witness stand in her own defense. Mrs.
Bechtel stated that she was in L Uth
yeiy and the mother of twelve chil
dren. In answer to questions by At
torney Seliaatlt. Mrs. Bechtel said she
had warned her daughter Mabelagaitst
associating with Weisenberg. but that
the girl only laughed at her. She de
clared she had heard Weisenberg say
that for he could have both Mabel
and Alois Kekstein brained.
Dramatic Question and Reply.
She said that Tom chewed tobacco
in bod until he fell asleep and the
saliva would run out of his month
and stain the bed clothing. "It is
charged," said Schaadt. "that on that
Sunday night Tom struck Mabel in
anger and killed her. Now you are
an old woman, and have not much
longer to live: as you must some day
answer to your Creator so tell us now,
tlitl anything like that occur in your
house?" The tears welled in the gray
haired woman's eyes, her hands were
clasped as if iu prayer before her
breast, ard with her head toward
heaven she fervently replied: ' I swear
by my tJod that Mabel was not killed
or struck by Tom in my home."
taut Time She Saw- Slabel Alive.
An impassive silence followed and
then her attorney led her up to the
movements of the family tm Monday
morning. Tom left the house to go to
work at o'clock. Mabel came down
stairs, she said, at 7:.'o. and helped
herself to breakfast. The sobbing moth
er then said: "She came out in the
kitchen and said she was going out
driving. T asked her. 'Willi whom.
Weisenberg?" and when she answered
yes. I exclaimed: 'Oh. Mabel." iu a re
buking tone. Mabel put her hands
over her eyes and began to cry. I
asked her why she cried, and she an
swered: I am crying now. may be
you'll cry later." "
"What happened next?"
"After a while she went upstairs, re
dressed hcrself.and then left the house.
That was the last time I saw her
riM)IX(i OF .MABEL'S COKPSK
Saw the Cab in tlie Alley and Two Men
The witness told of Kckstein's call
on Monday evening, and of the con
versation that ensued. She contradict
ed some of his statements made earlier
in the trial. She added that Kekstein
often quarreled with Mabel and sev
eral times had struck her. Then Mrs.
I '.cch I el tol I of hearing dogs bark in
the yard at midnight on Monthly. Tom
was asleep, she said, and had one dog
with him in his led room. Another
dog was in the cellar. Arising she went
to the rear window and saw a cab in
the ullev. Sil
saw two men carry
something into Miller's yard next door.
The witness fold of liuding Mabel's
body Tuesday morning in the area
way under the house win n she went
to get the washing machine.
This recital and what followed were
identical with the statements told by
her before the trial and as given by
other witnesses. Two aprons placed
in evidence lielongoil to the witness,
who accounted for the blood-sta'tis by
saying .that in handling meats she
wiiied her hands on the aprons.
Schaadt asked: "Is It true that you
wanted Mabel to go with other men?"
"Never in my life." was tlie answer.
"Did you say to Kekstein that you
wanted Mabel to go with men and
bring In money?"
"Never in my life, and she did not
either: there was never such a thing
Iteplving to another question as to
whether she knew hov Mabel had
come to her death Mrs. Bechtel said:
t;otl knows that I don't. If I did
know it I would not be here now. I
would have said it long ago. If it was
from the youngest to the oldest of my
children 1 would not save tine of them,
and T would not lie saved myself. I
have often implored and prayed that
1t might be revealed liefore I die. As
it is now many people stare at us
innocent people, so that I don't tare to
Hides in America to Avoid Call
to Govern Turbulent Koreans
Washington. Jan. 22. Prince Kus
wlia. of Korea, who has leen .-ejected
by one set of intriguers at Seoul to
mount th throne from which they
plan to depose the present emperor
if war conies. i keeping his where
abouts in this country a secret. The
reason for this action cannot be
learned at the Korean legation. The
prince has. been actpiiring an eiJuca
1on in this country for over a year.
x-A; in not the heir apparent, for the
Defalcation of $170,
000 Too Much
AT CLEVELAND OHIO
Doors are Closed and
a Receiver is Ap
pointed. ( Ie cia ii(
it s donrs t
. Jan. 22. -The Produce
I'.aiiking coiupanv closed
dav. ' The insolvent-V court
has appointed the Cleveland Trust
ecinpaiiv as receiver. I he .isseis mui
liabilities ;i re I ..".U.I.I Mil.
Kmnoi's ale i'l circulation that tint
failure of the bank was caused by a
heavv defalcation. It is said an ar
rest will follow slu itlv.
Statement tilven Out.
Attorney Andrew Sipiire. on behalf
of the bank, mauf the following
stalenient tlu afternoon:
"There i a defalcation of $170,000,
which is mure than tlie paid iu capi
tal and surplus unbilled."
TRAFFIC TIED UP BY
FOG ICE AND STORM
Power I'n I Vessels Can
New York. Jan. 22.- I'i g blanketed
New York ba and harbor today.
Long Island sound was impassible ex
cept to the ino-t powerful sten uieis.
iik! scores of coastwise vessels and
tugs were Iroeu f;lt in the .ce. which
tilled both rivers and harbor. The ice
pack ill Newark harbor plaeed t he
three cities and all town - mi the Pas
saic river below Passaic Tails in dan
ger b flood, while i I f the worst
storms of Ihe winter i- -1 i 1 1 unspent.
Sleet rendered walking- dangerous for
man or horse. Manv eases of seri
ous j n ju r v a re I eport cd.
LOST NATION, IOWA,
SUFFERS A BLAZE
Several Buildings Destroyed
Total Doss is Placetl at
Clinton. Iowa. Jan. 22. Fire at l.oif.
Nation, a small town iu this count v,
today dest roved property valued at
$.HUMIU. McNeil's drug store. Willard's
general stole, the lleii'lersoii ollice
building and the l.o-t Nation liotet
EMPLOYES OF ROAD
Japanese Notify (iuvcrnmcnl Tlit
Uves Must be Pro
' tec ted.
I.omli ti. J;iu. ;'. Seoul ii'i-patcli
sav .1 alia uee raiba ne-n Juive been
ittaeked l.v Ki iimh- iri several points
ilong the Seoiil-l-'iisan railwav. and
that the Korean authorities have been
in. titled that 1 1 1 1 1 --s they prevent a
eiirienee of the til-order- the neces-
arv steps to do o will be taken by
go on the street."
This ended her direct examination.
and Assistant District Attorney I.utz,
In the absence of District Attorney
IJehtt-nwalner. began the cross-exam
ination, but Mrs. P.echtel's story di-l
crown prince live.- in -cinil. Minimi
Che. the Korean minister, was asked
where the prince wa.-. and replied
that the prince de-iied to conceal hi
whereabout-. The prin -e is not in.
Washington, nor ha- he been for
many week-. He wa- in New York
for a lime pursuing hi- studies under
private tutors after an effort to adapt
himself to American wavs at th
Ohio State universitv at Delaware,