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HOCK ISLAND, LLL., SATURDAY, MAY 7, la 04 TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIANS IN RETREAT
HE SEES TROUBLE
THIBETANS BISH0P ASKS REST
FROM FENG WANG CHENG
Lansdone Expects Russia's Ag
After Fifty-Nine Years in Harness
gression to Turn to the Bal
kans After Manchuria.
Stephen M. Merrill Wants
Kuropki Sweeping Every
thing North of
MAYOR CROLIUS OF
JOLIET IS INDICTED
Charged With Conspiracy and the
PORT ARTHUR SILENT!
on Narrow Peninsula.
Joliet, II!., May ".-Major Crolitis,
three police olliccrs a nil one citizen
"ere indicted today for conspiracy
and alleged intimidation of voters.
LOOKS FOR THE JAPS TO WIN
After Which a General European War
or the Czar in Charge at
St. Petersburg. Mav 7. According
to a persistent rumor Knropatkin has
decided not to pive li.-i 1 1 1 fit Feng
Weng Cheng. The Russians have fallen
SECRETARY OF LEGATION
AT TOKIO HOME TO MARRY
Washington. Jl iv 7. Huntington
Wilson. sccietaty of the I'nitcd States
uuii ai iniiio, who w nouie on
leave, had a talk with Scretary Hay
and other officials at the state depart
ment. Wilson will le in Washington
for several days. He came to this
London, May 7. For the time be
ing high politics in Europe is con
cerned almost entirely with, the East
Asian question. Lord Lansdowne's
ominous words in the house of lords
concerning Macedonia are fundament
ally referable to the Ru uo-.Lijaiiese
war. His lordship declared that the
llalkan situation warranted the deep
est anxiety and added that Gn at Ilrit
ain was doing more than any other
Iower to hasten the enforeenueiit of re
forms. Baula'i Desire for Domination.
Diplomatists in Lnnsdowue's confi
dence know that while he eariicc-tiy
desin changes in Macedonia for hu
manitarian reasons be 1ms Ihvi moved
Brit'sh Forces Drive
TELLS OF HIS YEARS OF LABOR
To the M. E. General Conference, and
His Hearers Greet Hint with
BODY OF CORA MARSH
FOUND IN THE RIVER
BATTLE OF TWO HOURS
Natives Lost 250 Men,
country to get married and after a vis- 10 assuine the practical leadership of
it to his home in Chicago he will ro- TIie r(t"n movement from political
turn to his post.
MAJOR OEKERAL PKI.tTO.
jAieAirr chir of stafr.j
back and the Japanese have reoccii-
pd I't-ti o; Wang Cheng.
St. Petersburg. May 7. The Russian
retreat from Feng Wang Clung is con
tinued. The Japanese pressed the re
treating troops. though with few loss
es to either side.
The Japanese de-troved the railway
at Port Adams, blowing up the bridg
es. No Word fur '44 Hours.
St. Petersburg. May 7. Tin- capital
has now lieeu without news from
l'ort Arthur for almost - I hour. Im
J'ortant developments are hourly ex
jeeled from Feng Va ng I heng. News
of lieay fighting there is antieipated
shortly. A telegram from Knropatkin
lavs tJen. Kiirnki'.- iirmj i- advancing
upon the Russian position in two di
visions. The cnemv. with artillery, is
within in miles of Feng Wang Cheng.
Shan Itai Kwan. China. Mav 7. An
ollicer of a
fills is tne narrowest ioint on the
peninsula, and consequently, the min-
iVlcr says, the railroad is practically
closed and the investment of l'ort Ar
thur lias begun.
Ft. Petersburg. May 7. The minis
try of war lias received the following
telegram from Major ('omt-.il Pflug,
chief of fhe military staff: "Ac-cording
to the Information I Iiave received sev
en of tlw enemy's transports, and
afterwards a 1 tout forty, sippesired op
IMite Pltsenvrt on the evening of May
4. On the niyniiii"f Mav n tho .Tun.
amo began to land at I'ltsewo and
on the coast near Ciino Terminal
about fifteen miles southwest of Pit-
sewo) under cover of artilliry fire..
Sixty Trannporu Are OtTve',
'At thi moment about sixty trains-
pnrts were observed' inuring down up
cjt tlie whole front and our iosts re
tired from the "shore. All iiiers in
the pCKtoniw at I'ltsewo were removed
and tie Kussian iiiliabitants almii-
doned tlie to win. According to Chi
nese rejiorts by the evening of May o
nlout lO.tmo of the enemy's trooim had
landed and taken up quarter in the
Chinese villages near the points of
debarkation. The enemy sent two col
umns of about one regiment each, one
in a wi-sterly dilu tion :u d the otlur
to the southward."
Aflntilit That l'ort Arthur I "4'orkril."
Auotlier disi.iteli Kiys: "While it is
iv t othcially admittedi it is l4lieved
hen1 tilttit the entraiM-e to Port Arthur
fr sealed, at least for large waj-ships."
Ac4inling to the latest information of
the general ptaffof tlen. Ktiroki's anny
advanced some ditaiu-e along the road
to Feng-Wang-Cheng and then halted.
KXPKCTKII HAS HA PPFNKD
consideration. nndei-stiind the
deei-routed desiro of Itusshi. to t?oniin.-
ate the Pjilkaiw and looks forward to
Jajianese triumph in the Far East atul
a consequent heavy Russian recoil
Future Alternative for Kuropo.
Ix)rd IvJinsHlowne exacts that when
peaw has Uvn sigmnl and the limits
of the cznr'fi dominion phuinl t-outh
of the Anita, Muscovite impcrialistM
will undertake exploits nearer the base
of the national strength He thinks
that the ISalkan peninsula will lx the
fcene of the exploitation of these am
bitions and that Europe may be forced
to fact a geneinl wur or permit the
Russians to ot'eupy Cont-ta ntinople.
The Pritih foreign swrt'tarv is deter
mined to do his utmost to promote a
solution or the Macek;niaii question
lK fore Kussiu is prepared to make that
province the ground of an impctrialist
Luutdowne'i) Anxietj JnHtlfled,
Sofia, May 7. Ixrd Linisdowno's
anxiety about Macedonia is thorough
ly justified. There is great distress
throughout the disturbed vilayets. Tli
young and strong are em igniting. Five
thousand emigrants have left Mouastlr
alone for the Tinted States within
two months. Notwithstanding the sul
Urn's annuity fugitives sire afraid to
return to their villages. The Turkish
otlulals are not inspiring confidence.
Even the most tcinierate Macedonian
leadTs, men who wish to postj.Kne the
rising long enough to show the world
the hotM'h .-i-iiesw of refonn under the
sultan, are growing imiKitient and any
lay may detcriuiifo to appeal to the
London. May 7. An ollicial
says the llubetaii attack at li.viiiigtse
May 5 was n judM-d after two hours of
tisllting. The Thibetans lost 2."0 kill
ed or wounded and the l'.ritish two
Aa Itepurted arller.
London, May 7, : a. in. The Daily
Mail's Simla correspondent says that
SOI) Thibetans' coming from the direc
tion of Shigat.-e, attacked t lie l'.ritisli
mission at (iyangtso at dawn May 5.
The Thibetans were repulsed with
heavy loss and fled. The l'.ritisli had
only two Sepoys wounded.
Los Angeles, Cal., May 7. Very
littlo progress was made by the
Methodist general conference, but the
business is. being so shaped and sys-
lemaiizeu mat wan a few more ses
sions to clear away tlie vast quantity
of preliminary matter the work will
proeeeu smoothly and rapidly. The
various important oonmiittees held
melr first meetings at a half a dozen
different churches, and made n fair
Ftart in the bushiest before them. The
resignation of Senior P.ishop Stephen
report J VL wjis inseiiieu
me t-oiiierence, ami rererreil to the
committee on episcopacy with In
structions to reKrt to the general con
ference with appropriate resolutions
Circumstances Point to the Suicide
of Niece of Representative
Gives Deneen Victory Af
ter a Bitter
Keokuk. Iowa. Mav 7. The hodv.of
-oia .iarsii. ot Warsaw. ,. was
found today flouting in the Mississippi
opposite Canton. Mo. She disappeared
from home April ." following a period
illness. She was the daughter of
the late .ludge Marsh and
a niece of
EXPERIMENT WITH NEW
CLOTH FOR AMMUNITION BAGS
Washington. May 7. Exhaustive ex
periments are to made at the Indian
Head proving ground with smokeless
FIND EVIDENCE OF
Interstate Commerce Commission
Iieariis Big Shippers Are
HERE, BUT TOO LATE
Chicago. May 7.- Testimony tendins
to sI:o .v ti::it railroad . companies eeil-
ring i;i Cliica.go are paying lebati s to
f-:i:ppers was taken lie fore the inter
state commerce commission, in session
in this city. The form taken bv the re
bates is alleged to be excessive allow-
u.ice lor sw uci.ilig cirirges. w ilc i in
many instances amount to .'. per cent.
of the through shipping rate.
hese abow ancis ; re made to what
ire known as "industrial ra'.lroads."
These roads are owned by the big ship
pers, and. it is alleged, are paid I in
performing services iu aid of their ow n
business. . W. Jones, general traf
lle manager of the Intern it ional Har
vester company, testified regarding the
position of industrial corporations on
tin? ndvisabilit vof owing railroad lines
The largest so-cabed "industrial rail
road" investigated by the commission
is the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern liail-
nirBiWft In lie Who Look tor Nothing
It Saves IlapKlnt HM'nt.
St. Petersburg, May 7. 2:'20 a. m.-
Ncw York. May 7. IU (I. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly I'eview of Trade says
orjN-do boat who arrived Jajm nes' trop swarming across the pomewhat lietter retail distribution has
Inn V Co. Say a Large Portion of MUTILATED BODY OF A BOY
t lie (spring Trade is
Troy. N. Y.. May 7. Clement liob-
ertllyearsof age, son of n Watcrford,
Saratoga county, .s;i looukeener. was
from l in Kow todav, after confirm
ing announcements ,, the lauding of
Japanese troo nil Liao Tung jM-nin-
su!a, says the Japanese arc rapidly en
trenching themsehes and hate mount
ed rapid-tire guns.
It is belieed here two other divis
ions of Japanese troops will land near
New Chwang and attempt later to ef
fect a junction with the army from
Not M Japanese Yeanvl I.ot.
Tokio, May 7. Admiral To,. re
ports tlie entrance to Port Arthur is
blocked completely to all tessels ex
cept small iHiats. lie adds tlie Japau-c-e
hae not lost a single scl. al
though the attack resulted in consid
erable lo-s of life.
No Mr much to l'ort Arthur.
St. Petersburg. May 7. I lie tele
graph ofliee refuses to accept mes
sages for Port Arthur.
Admit I'liM-e la Cut Oft.
St. Petetvtrrg. May 7.- A dispatch
from the teat of wur sas that Port
Art'hitr is -r e-tT from all communiea
tion by land, the Japanese having dis
embarked in its rear, occupied the niil
roid alki cut the K lepra J h. Vice A?
irlral SkrjdlofT. who Is cn route to
Tort Arthur to take command of the
naval forces in the Far East, will
unable to reach his dstit it ion.
Are at Narrowest Tolot
t as4k)iigtom. May 7. The state de
partment has received a cablegram
from Fitted States Minister Irkoui.
ot Tokio. continuing the press rciHrt
of the lainling of the J.-tpaucts in the
IJao-Tung peninsula, alut forty miles
Above Port Arthur. The lx-ation cs
given n tlw J.nmnese disp;itcli. how
ever, is rot Fitscwo, but Kinchau. j
narrow neck of the Liao- Tung -renin- followed improvement in temperature.
suIh. the railroad immI telegraph com- but it came too late to recover any
iniinJcation cut. ami the Kussian t'ib- large part of the tardy season's Injury
raltar isolated and left to its own re
oure all this the Russians sjhuii to
accept with gri'at e-toicisin. These
events have ben anticipated since the
outbreak of the w-.tr and the autluri-ti-s.
in a sense, npjtear to le relieve!
now that the blow has fallen. They
flsw.nrt that the fortress k Impregnnble
and amply provisioned to stand a siege
for a year, and that It an hold out
until the time com to relieve It.
Aeconlimg to oflicial information tha
landing of troops from sixty transmits
Ng:iu siuiultaneously at Pitsewo and
Cape T-rminal on the morning of
Jdriy .". Ten thot-s;ind min wie put
ashore Thui;,l:iy and the disenibarka-
to spring trade, (juiet conditions are
noted In practically a!! lines of wear
ing apparel, with the exception of spe
cialties, such as tan shoes, that cannot
be delivered with sufficient rapidity.
Operations for future requirements are
carrUil on with caution, and this dls
losition to avoid excessive commit
ments will do much to retrace the num
ber of failures.
The percentage of idle factories has
Increased. especially in textile and foot
wear, and a change in style has ren
dered unavailable much silk machin
ery. Structural work is Increasing, but
dealers had accumulated Iapge supplies
of building materials, and prices lack
found dead in a ,hid half u mile from
Lis home with his head crushed and a
stone near him covered with blood.
His clothing had been aliuost entirely
tern from his body -and t-ome efforts
at mutilation had been made by the
The boy went out Thursday after
noon, aim was last seii mar the scene
of the murder w ith a young man who
Is now held by the coroner as a wit
earnings iu April were Tj.S per cent.
less than last year.
Commercial failures this week in the
Fnited States are 2lV, against 202 last
week. 241 the preceding week, and 175
the corresponding week last year.
Failures in Cannda number 27, against
10 last week, 12 the precediug week.
and 22 last year.
tion was proceeding yesterday at tlie , , v,.,
time that communication ceased. Ft slightly during April. Hallway
s beicil that there are over 20.000
now on land preparing for a forward
While the landing was proceedi-ag
Thursday the enemy's shh; consist
ing of the liattlcships Mikafca.Hatsuse.
Shtkishima. Yachima and Fuji, and
the cruisrs Iwate, Ideumo. Adsuiua
and Asa ma. made a demonstration off
Port Arthur to prevent the posrsiMe
egress of ISussiar toropdo loati. A
number of Japanese tor-edo Iwits
were also observed off Miado Hand, In
Accused of I'lrlns; Into a Train.
St Petersburg. May 7. A tele
gram from Major General Pflug. chief
of tl military statT to the ministry
of war, says:
"On May a piKeiigoT train from
l'ort Arthur was rird upon a mile
and a quarter outside Polandicr
aUut forty mlfcs north of l'ort Ar
thur) by li J a panes infantrymen oc
cupying the heights east of the rail
way. The train' carried many is'n-
gers, 20 sick occupying an ambulance
-arriage flying the Red Ctomf flag.
Two of the sick were wound!. The
train succeeded in reaching FoLamii-
WILL SEND PLEA FOR US
TO SAVE THE AMERICANS
Washington. May 7. The state de
partment lias received from Cairo,
Egypt, the following cablegram: "Two
thousand persons of different nation
alities, assembled In meeting, transmit
to your government the echoes of the
sufferings of the Armenians, supplicat
ing in tin- name of humanity that you
will interfere energetically to put 4.11
end to the sufferings." The message
lore no signature.
NOT ACCEPTED AS REGULAR
Indianapolis. May 7. State Chair
man O'P.ricn. of the I icniocratic party,
has ruled that the Seventh district (In
dianapolis) delegates to the state con
vention on May 12 must caucus and
select two national delegates the even
ing before the convention, at the same
time other districts meet. Tlie dele
gates wet secrety April f. and selected
two delegates, who were instructed ofr
AGAIN IN NOMINATION
Quiiicy, "m.. "May 7. ieorge W.
IYince- of Clalesburg was reuuuinnted
Friday for congress by th HcpiiLlic
ane of tie Fifteen a Illinois district.
PERU BEREAVED IN THE
DEATH OF PRESIDENT
Lima. Peru. Mav 7. President Can-
damo, who has been iM for some time.
VETERAN OF BLACK HAWK
WAR DIES IN WISCONSIN
Oshkosh. Wis'.. May 7. C.'ptaiit .'no.
HnlUni, aged .v. years, veteran of
twelve years' fighting ;in the P.Iack
bawk, Seminole and Mexican wars, is
Death of an Ajrd preacher.
Lancaster, Pa., May 7. Ilev. Eman
uel Vogel (lerhart. D. It. LL. It. pro
fessor cf theology and president of the
rheologh-al seminary of the Reformed
Church of the Fnitel State-, is dead.
He was S7 years of agn. ,1'revious to
his connection with the seminary he
was engaged in the organization of re
formed churches in Ohio, Kentucky,
Wis cousin and IniLioa.
. . BIGHOP STEPHEN M. MEP.r.lLU
commendatory or the great service
I'dshop Merrill has renden-d to the
church in his fifty-nine years as min
ister and bishop.
Nearly Sixty Years in Harness.
The hearing of P.ishop Merrill's pe
tition, which detailed at some length
his loiig service iu the interests of the
M. E. church, was the chief incident
of the morning ser1on. Pi.-hop Mer
rill's ci!tioii opmcd with the state
ment that he is iu the 70th year of
his life and fifty-ninth year of Lis min
istry. "If the general conference could)
I t in session a year hence it would
give mesi chance to round out sixty
years of service, but as it will not be
in stvsion then I must ask the confer
ence to consider the matter of my re
Ilihhop (ireeted with Enthusiasm.
Itishop Merrill said he had iondorcd
the matter long, and that he had con
cluded to request that supcrannuati-d
relation be granted him to begin at
the end of the session of the pntseut
giieral conference. When the aged
bishop finished rending his most in-
teroNting documents, which des.eriled
at length his esirly struggle in the min
istry, lie was greeted with enthu.-ja.-m
by the delegates and by the crowded
gallnies. The entire audience arose
and gave the Chautauqua salute.
lii'KrosptnK of the Conlri-rnci s.
The only otlur important su.'ijoct
considere! by the general conference
was a resolution offered by lr. J. F.
Oouche, which provides for a regroiqi
ing of the boundaries of the annual
conferences. It was referred to the
committee on boundaries.
clolli. a highly inllaniniable
celluose material, with a view to the
use In the navy for ammunition bag.'.
Although bags of such material must
be handled with greater cure than
those made of muslin, it is believed the
smokeless powder cloth Is more de
sirable because it will burn rapidly ami
thoroughly, thus avertng the dancer
of any smoluerng particles being left
In the chamber of the gun.
There has not been any trouble with
the muslin bags on this score, except
that particles of the tape with which
the bags are tied havebeon found in the
bore after the gun was discharged.
Silk bags are used in the English navy,
but the muslin bags are preferable to
silk because they do not tear or wrin
IN THE PRIMARIES
Control of Organization
FIGHTS DESPERATELY TO
MARE HER DEATH SURE
Marion. Ind., May 7. Miss Blanche
Williams, 17 years old. made a sensa
tional attempt at suicide in Fansier's
drug store. She purchased carbolic
acid, and when the clerk turned to the
cash register to ring up the purchase
she lifted the bottle to her lips. The
clerk knocked the buttle from her
hand, but not until she had drank a
si;all quantity of the acid.
Four men attempted to administer
antidotes, but she fought su d"sperate
ly that they were compelled to hold
her on the floor ani pour the drugs
down her throat. She was removed to a
hospital and may die. Her father is
saui to nave objected to a young man
with whom she was keeping company
FIVE MINERS ARE
IN A FIERY TOMB
by Fire at Month of Shaft
and Alt Believed
iamokin. p.-,., .v;i v T. J-iv-f miners
e;m in' d at .i bi ik-ved I;; I d aii
: s a n.-;:lt .. a tierce the wlii. h is
Luniiiig ia the Lott ;.i; colliery of
ti.e Philad !pl:ia ami Residing t Vial and
lion ccmpj.ny. 'J key aie: John and
Mi bid Ilo.lar, Michael Shannon,
John I le! oe an,! William .ALissackie.
The lire started iu the slope, and
Massaskie, Shai.tioll and the P.ogk'US
were cut off fiom csr-apc lefrrc they
were warned. Rix-i;Ing parties were
at once set to work, and up to this
writing effort- to bring out the men
have Ik-ii i:it-nccessful. Iioboe, not
withstanding the protects of others,
went far into the workings Mid has
tot lutn heard from since, and it is
boliovi-d that he has succumbed to
kuioke and gasi.
G. 0. P POLITICS ARE WARM:
12 SHOT IN WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston. VY, Ya.. May 7. lluring
a political meeting last night .lean
Chandler was fatal! v shot bv Wilbain
Leachman at the Patrick school house.
where a meeting was held preliminary
to the republican primaries today. A
doen men hae been shot in the state
during the present contest for the re
publican nomination for jjtrnor.
Knocks a iVounn ! low 11 (or .A'tkiugr Ulna
a I'rj-l i neiit Oui's.ieiii- lie tlravvs
At:n Arl-or. Mich., May 7. Patrick
Sullivan, a tiamp. p.-.ssing along North
Stale street, untie d Mrs. Katharine
Catspari working in her flower garden
Mrs. Caspar! is tlie mother of Frances
Caspar!, one of Ann. Arbor's btt
known soprano-. The tramp asked the
lady for something to cat. "Wliv ilk n't
you work like other nun do?" ropond
ed Mrs. Caspar!.
At tliat the hobo jumped over the
feme and knocked her down with a
blow in th face. From a description
Deputy Sin riff t'aurtlett arrest1 the
brute later in the evening. Sullivan
wsi.s brought before Justice Doty and
"I had been drinking and when I
asked hir for something to eat -he
tailed nw c-jo I rdai"'l her," was the
expLii:tition Sullivan offendi
'.Ninety days in the house of correc
tion," was his honor's sentence.
CHICAGO MAKES READY TO
LAY 130 MILES OF PA VINO
Chicago, May 7. The "Kilgallcn"
street paing cases hae been dispos-
I of. The board of Ioc;;l improve
ments voter lay ordered that regular
steps be taken for beginning of the
work, involving more than b;) miles
of streets and 10 cosf i;i:;.2:. A
technicality caused a delay in the
courts, affecting one carsj ordinary
lal. Part of the work of paving an:
pipe laying will lie none this year,
most next vear, and the remainder the
vear following at the latest.
Chicago. May 7. The Cook county
republican convention met today, ef
fected a permanent organization and
adjourned until Monday.
Chicago, Mav 7. Returns from tho
republican primaries in Cook county
give Deneen '.j delegates to the stiHe
convention and Low den PC; unin-
st ructcd. 10. Dcneen's managers claim
this as a big victorv.
Was Hitter Fight
The hitler fight between Charles S.
Deneen and Frank O. Lovvdcn for the
control of the Cook county delegation
to the republican state convention, to
be held in Springfield next Thursday,
ended yesterday with a ictory for
The battle of the ballots was under
conditions which intensified the acri
mony manifest throughout the entire
Coutrol of County Suugrht.
The control of the delegation to the
state convention was but .1 small part
of what the contestants wire lighting
What occasioned the most bitterness
was the outcome i f the primaries with
regard to the control of the county.
The machinery of the republican par
ty in Cook county has been for many
year in the control of William Lori
mer. and the forces that allied them
selves with Deneen did so with the in
tention of wresting Cook county from
Lorimer. The ictory of Deneen is
greater from that standpoint.
torlmrr llolils Own lllstrlct.
The one thing the Deneen forces re
gref is the victory of Lorimer over
I'ernard A. Eckhart. who fought him
for the congressional nomination in
the Sixth district. On the face of the
returns it appears that Lorimer will
he renominated for congressman by a
SETTLES OLD FEUD
S. Li. Nixon Kills Two Enemies
IiOng Standing Family
Austin, Texas, May 7. At lading, 60
miles southeast of here, today, S. L.
-Nixon, member of the state democrat
ic executive committee and a wealthy
planter, shot and killed R. V. Malonc,
and Col. Yeasy. two prominent citizens
if Liiling. The shooting is said to
have grown out of an old family feud.
CHANGE THE NAME
Committee of Episcopalians Ileporta
Against Action at
Roston, Mav 7. The committee of
1.1 appointed by the convention of the
Episcopal church to consider the ad
visability of changing the legal name
f the denomination today reported
tiiat iu their opinion any change at
this time would be inexpedient.
Head Man Was W m. foil 00 k.
Pay City, Mich.," May 7. It proves
that the man whose remains were :n-
tirred In the potters field at l'ort Hu
ron, after lying all winter tu a ditch
in the tumn-l yards wa William I'ol-
ock ai:d that he worked around Kagi-
ikiw vsilicy sawmills for many yesirst
He kpt hoc.se at l.'JiiS Taylor str-et.
in this city. On Dec. i) last his wife
reiort-d toChkf Murphy that her hus
band he.! started for home In Novem
ber from the Canadian lumber cain'is
where he bail !ecii employtd all sum
mer,' tut that up to that timo had not
been heurd from.
'Flood Situation Improve.
Kansas City, May 7. The flood situ
ation here has greatly improved,- al
though a steady rain continues to falL
Mo further damage is expected.
CANNON REPORTS BOOM
LOST WITH HIS TRUNKS
Chicago, May 7. The Cannon vice
presidential boom la lost. "Fncle Joe",
himself is authority for thi-t. Likewise,
two of the upcuker's trunks are 011 tho
missing list Speaker Cannon, before
leaving Chicago for his home in Dan
ville, discovered that his two trunks
were gone. Search of the Auditorium
baggag. room, inquiries at the station
Hiid the transfer office failed to give u
clew as to their whereabouts.
As he was hurrying to tlie station he
was Hsked for an expression on the po
litical situation. ".Not a word." answer
ed the speaker with emphasis. Then lie
added: "I've lost my two trunks. That
vice presidential boom is in one of
them." Speaker Cannon Indulged In a
few adjectives, then smiled at the
thought of the less of the vice presi
dential boom, and proceeded on bis