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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. 1N4.
MOXl)AY. MAY (), 11)07.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HERE FOR INSPECTION
OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Washington Dispatches Assert Chief Executive
Has Virtually Decided on Trip From Here
to Memphis Next October.
LETTER MADE PUBLIC
Writes to Governors of 16
States Who Originally Ex
VVaKhingttin, May 1'e. Prcsielcnt
Roetsevelt intends if possible to make
a three or four days' trip next fall down
the Mississippi river from some point;
in middle Illinois or Iowa to Memphis.
It will, if made, be with members ,n'
the inland waterways commission.
President Roosevelt will leave his sum
mer home at Oyster Hay in time to be
at Canton, Ohio, to attend the dedica
tion of the McKinley monument Sept.
:!), and the voyage down the Missis
sippi will, if nothing prevents, immedi
ately follow that event.
Hern Mrunsl.v I ruril.
The president has been strongly urged
to make the trip because of the oppor
tunity it will afford to acquaint him
self personally with the importance of
the work the inland waterways com
mission has in hand.
Recently he received an urgent invi
tat ion to do so from a number of gov
ernors in various parts of the country,
who referred to the great interest the
president has taken in the improve
ment of the Mississippi and its tribu
taries which would solve many of the
perplexing problems now attaching tj
Write to linirrnora.
Responsive to the invitations from the
governors, the president has sent each
one art identical letter as follows:
'-I have received the invitations kind
ly sent to me through the governors of
Arkansas, Florida. Illinois. Iowa, Kan
sas, Louisiana. Maine, Missouri. Ne
braska, North Dakota. Oklahoma. Ore
gon, South Dakota. Tennessee. Texas
and Wisconsin, asking me to accom
pany the inland waterways commission
for a trip on the Missis?ippi, so that I
may personally familiarize myself with
certain features of the r it nation which
the commission has been appointed '
consider. I deeply appreciate these in
vitations. I'rom Tin..- Not on Hirer.
"Let me say a special word of appre
ciation of the invitations which cam.1
from the governors of Maine. Florida
and Oregon, all of whom, although tin1
states of. which they ate governors are
not on the Mississippi, show their re
alization of the enormous importance
of improving this great national high
way because of the benefit that easy
mill r-heini I rsin snortat ion thereon will
mean to all the union, and becati-e 'SWITCHMEN ARE MODERATE
they believe that the improvement of
the Mississippi and its tributaries will! No Radical Measures P'anned by Dele-
tend to bring about the improvement:
of other navigable waters of the coun
try, as a factor in commercial and in-
dustrial development, and as allonting
one of the best possible methods t-f
regulating railway rates.
l"'ll- if Intcrt'Mtvil
"Others of the governors
who have ,
written me dwell upon the fact that
the people- of the west feed a peculiar
interest in the project eif the improve
ment net only of the Mississippi, but
of the other navigable rivers fitted to
be public highways of commerce, be
cause they think that such improve
ments will help toward the solution .f
many of the problems attaching to rail
"The basin of the Mississippi, taken
as a whole, from the gulf to the gre-.t
lakes, from the Alleghenies to
Rockies, constitutes the greatest agr.-
cultural empire that men have ever cu! -
tivated. and an equally great system of
water highways is needed to.supph'j
any inadequacy ol lami carriage lor
the.products of this region.
Three or Four Uiiyn Trip.
"L nless sometning untoreseen occurs
to make me alter my plans, i lnteiui in
accompany the members of the inland
waterways commission on a three or
four days' trip at the beginning of next
October down the Mississippi, lrotn.
some point in middle Illinois or Iowa
to Memphis. I feel that the problem, 1
before the commission concern vitally
not only the people of the Mississippi
valley, but the people of our entire
country, and anything I can do to for-
ward the rapid solution of these prob-
lems and the proper utilization of on--
sreat . waterways, I am glad indee I
Kxprrtn to Slnrt Merc
President Roosevelt will be the Hru
pre-sieh m eillieiaily hi make a totir eif
in.-pcctie u of the Mississippi. ' Tiim
1 :-iu i : i i 1 1 . the- president weiuld liav?
liked o start at Chieago, following the
route- eif i ill' de-ep waterway te the
Mississippi. The pressure of time will
make it necessary, however, lor him
in lake a steamer at Rock Islauel, 111.
or Da viiport. Ie.wa.
While- the presieknt did not succee 1
in seem in:; the creation of a commis
sion by congress to examine ami re
port upon a broad, comprehensive
scheme of inland waterway impre;
ments, lie has not been retarded in his,
determination to do what he can to in
crease water competition with the rail
roads by appointing himself such a
commi.-.-ion. t lie members serving with
out compeiisa'ion. At Memphis tho
pie.-ideiit will addre-s I lie deep water
way cipiivi nt ion.
WAR ON UNION TIES
UP STREET RAILWAY
Three-Fourths of Employes of Companv
at Birmingham Either Quit or -Are
r.it nrlng'.iam. Ala.. May
street railway ys-.cm was demoralize!
this morning when more than three
fourths of the conductor- ami nioior
m n of tlie I'.ii niingham Railway. Light
and i'o.w r company weic either dis
missed or voluntarily I; ft the employ
of the company. The action followed
the foi initiation of a .-tree; railway etu
ployes' union a few weeks ago.
This moitiing the company dismiss
ed seveia! inni who refused to turn in
thv lr union cards. The o; lief a quit it'
ITS DEAD SHRINERS
Remains cf Two Killed in California
Interred and Others Will
Reading, Ph.. May IN. With tile mu
tilated r mains of 17 of the victims of
the fe'hi iners' wreck in California safe
ly at home. Reading today prepared to
bury its dead. Because ol the condi
tion of the bodies, two of the victims,
wete buried this afternoon. These,
were Mrs. W. W. Ilssick and 111 ear-id I
sou. The funerals of the other 15 vic
tims will take place tomorrow and
gates to Meeting.
Detroit. May II'l. Willi Inn dele-gate-prtseni
tilt' biennial convention of the
switchmen's union of North America
met here today to re-main in session
about two weeks. While I lit to is a
great deal of business io come b;''or
ele!ega'''s it is said nothing revo
lutionary in nature is anticipated.
ITALIAN TRACK MEN OUT
One Thousand Strike for More Pay on
New Yor' Line.
New Haven. Conn.. May IN. Near'v
1 .oho Italian trackmen employed by the
New York, New Haven and 'llartfo' 1
railroail went fin sltlUe loitnv on :if
coimt of )h(, ,-.,,.., ....fusing'tliedr ,.
,,,,, of , Mr;.n, Uirnntv in wages,
The Mlikc wiu (.x!onii ,mm Xew Yo,.,.
Two Thusand Strike. Tying up Lake
RiilTnln V V M:ie- !) Vemlv tvvr.
thmisan(1 hani,k.rs on (hL. llocliS
quit work today, demanding an in
crease of wages. It is saiel V.o strike
nffer-(c nil T rii wii ii-l :i I wn rrieioiuntes
hav. f ,u h()U( a(m the ,locks
Rescue 71 Miners.
Madiwinville. Ky.. May 2'. Seventy-
one men were rescued from the-Koyai
coai mines near this city Saturday, a.-
ter having been under, ground a da
and a half. An accident to the cag;
used in hoisting the cars from th-:
mines blocked the entrance-, so that it
was imixissih'.e for the workmen to get
out. A rope was lowered into the .tir
shaft and the men pulled out one b.'.
CONGER IS DEAD
Former Minister to China
Passes Away at Los An
BORN IN KNOX COUNTY, ILL.
Held Number of Positions of Honor
Being in Public Office Many
Pasadena. Cal.. May -. H. II. Cor
ger. former mini-ier to China and am
bassador to Mexico, elied Saturday ai
teriioon shortly alter t:::u o'clock a:
his home here.
Fiivin Hind Conger was a native e'
Illinois, having been horn in Knox
county, March 7. li!!. He leceived
his early education there and gradu
ated from Lombard univiisitv in 1st;
EDWIN 11. COKCEU.
eivcd m t.ie c;v:l
to Mm. and bee
w a r t r. mi t a it
:ne luevct m.i
;tv. gradual ing
School in 1
ialesliurg un' II
jor. I le ; hen ;-ta i !
from the Albaiiv Law
He practiced law in C;
1 s i ; ; . win n he movi d to
came a l.irmi r. .-toe
Iowa and b
Vlarrioi! :it t.alr-lniru.
Mr. Conger marrit d Miss Sara.!
Pike, in Gah-sburg. June HI. lsili;. jud
took up his residt nee in Hi s Moines.
He set veil as : 'a e in asiiic,' of low.i
fioni Js- to l"v"i inclusive, and w::
idecled ;i member of eoiigiess in lvv"i.
serving till ltil. when he was
pointe.I mini.-ter to I'.i.i.il. hohling tli
olficc till 1 -!::. He was again ap
pointed iu;iii.-ter Mra.i! in 107. IK
was transfei i( d to China in lM'S.
In I't-Mn MrKP.
It was whi!. in Pekin that Minister
Conger ;uni his family wete involve 1
j in the Boxer .--iege. notiimg bein;
I heard concerning their fate for tw.i
weeks. The coinage and wNdoin of
Minister Conger during those eia.-o
probably saved the lives of those b -sieged
in the legation.
In VMo, Mr. Conge r was appointed
minster io Mexico, from which posi
tion he resigned in Angus' cf the same
year. He took up his residence in Los
MAYOR SCHMI1Z PUT ON TRIAL
Hearing Delayed One Day at Request
of the Prosecution.
San Fiancisei). May IN. Mayor
Schmitz iippeared for trial today in
.Itidg" Dunne's court on live grand jury
chiirge s of extortion from local keepers
of French restaurants. I'y request of
the- prose'Ciii ion the- hearing was delay'
e'el one elay in euebT that counter aflida
vits may be' preiareel agtiinst Schmitz
on the motion for a change of the trial
JUDGE SCORES SCHOOL FURNITURE
TRUST AND IMPOSES HEAVY FINES
Chicago, May .Judge handis
oelay fined F. A. Holbroeik. the Am
erican Seating company, and A. ".I
Andrews company, $5,imtl and each id
nine tit her furniture! companies $r.im
to $2.im(! for violation of the anti-trust,
laws in forming a conspiracy in re
straint of trade.
Judge Landis preceded the delivery
WOMAN KEPT SECRET OF WHEREABOUTS
OF $4,000,000 OF
New York. May
wlio can keep a
The wonui. i
secret has been
found. The secret is one of millions-
$4,fmi'.imn. to be precise. It cejncerns
the present where abotits of Kruger's
She is Mme. Marie von Veltheim
wife ejr maybe the widow of Ludwij;
von Veltheim. the man who buried
crafty oid Ooom Paul's millions when
he fled- from the Transvaal j'tst'before
Lord Roberts occupied Pretoria.
Mine, von Veltheim had a duplica'e
chart on which were marked the spelt .
where the gold was buried. It wps
. . ...... I : . 1 . . 1. f
not sunk at sea in the wreck of the
Police Head and Two
GIRL IS IN THE PLOT
Frustration of Plot to Kill Em
peror is Formally
Odessa. May -". The supei inlendeiH
of police of Odessa and two chief de
tectives wire killed and seven other
persons sciioitsly injured by the explo
sion of an infernal machine in the ci'ii
tial police bureau this morning.
II. v two Vim :im f.irl.
Odessa. May IN. -The machine was
di posited in the bureau just before it
was exploded by iwo men and a git'.
The police pursued, wounded and cap
tured the men. The uirl escaped. The
leader of the trio mined out io be :
le :". ori.- t named Tci:t i i kofi'.
Wen- llill.il. Ilai.-ii.
The two detectives killed were bit
terly hated by I he t erroi i.-ts. one for
part icipat ion in inciting an out break in
1 ;"." here, and the' ether who was nick
named "the hangman." because he had
Limit. Tlu-n- iin I'liil.
I'etclsburg. May n. Before- to--essiou
o:' tile lower house ol par-
! day Y.
' :l..me lit .
I'rom which all ladlcal reptv
sinialixes were- conspicuously absent.
Premier Stulypin made formal .m
uuuuceiiK'nt of the discovery of a plot
to kill ihi' emperor, Cram! Duke' Nicho
las, and hinisell. A le solution express
ing the gr.at joy ol ihe house' at his
majesty's escape from danger and deen
esi indignation at tlu criminal con
spiracy so foiiunaiely ftustrateel was
AIR THEIR VIEWS
Members of National Manufac
turers' Association Have
Voted on Tariff.
RESULT TO BE ANNOUNCED
Committee Will Report at Annual
Meeting Which Opens in New
New York, May IN. Whether
not they favor revision ef, the tariff, to
what extent, ami in what manner is ex
pected to be announced by the Nation
al Association of Manufacturers which
conveiii'd h 'li' today.
t uniiiiilli'f Will lti-iiirt.
The question will come up in a rc
peu't of the" tariff committee of t Ii as
sociation whie h has take n a poll of the
tj.""'! members of I he association on
(1 ues i ions of 1 1 vision, and l he' re suit of the
lions o fre iiou. ami the result of ih-
poll has ne- r in -it made' public. Th j
con ve nt iem will continue Tuesday an 1
of sentence by a scathing denuncia
tion of the- methods adopted by the
church and school furniture- trust ele
claring the punishment fixed by law 's
inadequate to lit the- clime. The com
parative poverty of the- smaller firm---furnished
the court's reason for not
fining them the maximum. The elo-fe-ndants
all pleael guilty.
KRUGER S WEALTH
Zululanel, as some would have it. No.'
was it taken to Kurope. as others in
sisted. Neither was it let down be
neath the waters of the ocean in iron
It was carefully buried in the dea.'.
of night in (he mountains of the Trans
vaal, just before Kruger escaped to
Europe. It was not put in one spot
Kruger didn't want to leave all his
eggs in one basket. The gold was
carefully divided into feuir parts. Ia
all there was about $.").iiim.uoo. so each
part was from $1.0flil.(mi) to $1.500.ono.
Of this one part has
been .found by
TEN ARE RELEASED
Large Part of Peremptory Chal
lenges Used in the Hay
NEW VENIRE IS NECESSARY
State's Lawyers Exonerates News
paper Men Who Published Or
Hoisc, Idaho. May I'U. Court opened
at In in Haywood's trial. The defense
pioceeded with Ihe examination of T.
De Cleroq in the fifth chair.
I li'iMlilni'i- Ih m:tll.
The re was a scant attendance o!"
spectators ami the Haywooel family
was abse nt. Tin- prisoner sat close to
the counsel anil frequently consiiltei
with the in.
Afier a long examination Ue'Clero'i
declared his mind was pretty well
madi up. He' was excused.
lie-en ge Fenve il. a rane he r and a na
tive of Kansas, finally proved accept
able to both sides ami took iiis p!ao
as juieir No. T,. He is about (N years
May Munition More.
The defense exercised its fifth per
emptory challenge e;n Joseph Chinn.
Te'ii peremptory challenges have ue-v
been used and T- taie-snien remain t )
be examined. It now seems certa'.'i
another special venire of -r" to Km
talesmen will be- issued early this
I'r I I'rom llliiiu)-.
Iioi-e. Iilahei. May ei. 1'rose-cut ing
Attorney Koedse h ha.- enmplete-d his in
vesligatiem of the' circumstances untie"
whieh Harry Ore-hard, the principal
wiini'.-s for the- stale' in the' Steiinen
lu rg inut ile r case, was intervii we el. an I
presinieel the- ceuirt wliii a I. port ex
on rating fioni t t - e h.o -je .if improper
motive--, all p r.-on- e-onle e-'e el wiih th-'
ineideiit. lb- found tin- ..nly moti"
the m-w-pape-r m n bad i. i!!t- r i. wiug
Ore-hard a- to .ib'am n ' - of him. b.'-cau-e-
id' the nixsie-n - .! .:inding his
wheie abo'ii- and . "iniili iti In an
lioiitiein the- repel; Inc.!-- Wood saiel
it calle d for no ae iioii ami d.ie e te d thai
i; be tile 1
I me la-r-llilor t lllllflllM.
I'll io adjournmint Smureiay after
noon the slate had columned five yf
It.- te ii e'halli !ige and 'I lcf-jry four.
Tin' speeial venire' ot Km talesiiien th.n
ii po:;,,! io ihe eourt last Monday was
at the tlose' of Satuielay's ses.-ion re
elui i'.l to 2H. and it i- preeiicteil aiieithe'.'
sj e-eial e lliii- will be failed abeiui
Tui'silay in onli r to complete the jury.
Again Made President of Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen.
Atlan'a. (ia . May H". (irand Master
I'. H. Moirissey 4 if the lireit herhoeid of
Itailway Trainmen was reelected. He
has alivaeiy tilh-d tiie eifltce 12 years.
Other ollieers elei'te'il were: AY. C.
I.e-e-. a.-sistant grand master; T. R.
Dodge Val Fif.patrie k. W. T. Newman
and .lames Muriluck. vice grand mas
ter's; A. p. Whitney of Eagle Grove.
Iowa, fifth vice graml master; A. IS.
King, grand secretary -treasurer. D. L.
Cease ed' Phillipsburg. N. .!.. was re
appointee! by Crane! Master Morrissey
editor of the official organ.
REQUIRES MILLION A YEAR
Baptist. Home Mission Society Told
Fact at Annual Meeting.
Washington. May 2i. In the annua!
aehlress before tin- American Baptist
Home Mission soe-iety which met here
today. Dr. H. 1.. Morehouse, cones
ponding secretary, saiel the demands
upon the society called for the expen
diture of neit less than $1.mo.uim an
nually and urge-el a unite-el effort to se
cure that amount. The meeting wa.
presieled over by Hon. V. S. Shallen
berger, former second assistant post
master general who urged continued ef
fort in behalf of home mission work.
The treasurer's report showed over
fsn.mm hael been collected during the
WELLMAN TO START IN JULY
Airship America, With Gas Apparatus,
Is Shipped to Tromso.
Paris, May 20 The Chicago Kecon'.
Herald airship America, with a hydro
gen gas apparatus constructed in Pa:'is
to supplement the plant already at
Spitzbergen has be-eu shipped t.i
Tromso. Waller We Uman and Engi
neer Vaniman will levve Paris tomor
row fer Norway ami the entire expedi
tionary party, numbering forty, will
assemble at Tromso May M and sail
north June 1. .lune will be spent in
preparing the airship am! its trials wi'l
orcAr in July. "Wellman hopes to be
gin the journey towards the pole the
middle of July.
New Telegraphers' Order.
Minneapolis, Minn, i'.ay Jn. Dissal
fsficil members of Order of Ra-'.-road
Telegraphers which is holding its
annual convention in Minneapolis held
a session Saturday and organized th-
Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Dis
patchers. Agents and Signal Men. The
new organization is a protest against
ALPHONSE AND GASTON
the action tf the regular-members t.'
reinstate I. Iv. Marr. who was expelled
from the order for alleged irregularity.
TAKEN BACK TO
Harry Kelly, Rock Island Boy, Who
Escaped From Scott County In
stitution, is Rearrested.
Harry Kelly, a Hock Island lad who
manageil tei escape from the Scott
county jail in Davenport yesterday, was
arrested yesterday noein by Sergeant
Hill ami an oflicer of 17ie Hock Island
police department at his mother's honi ?
near Thirteenth avenue on Twenty
ninth street. He was turned over to
the Davenport authorities, ami leturned
to jail to serve out the remainder of a
sentence for larceny. The- police em
this side have for several days ke'pt a
watch on the home of the boy's moth
er in anticipation of the boy's appear
SHOT HIS HAT OFF
Testifies Policeman From Brownsville,
Texas Before Inquiring
Washington. May un. Macedtmi j
Kamires. a poiieenian. who claims to
have seen many ineidents connected
with the Brownsville. Te-xas. affray in
August !a.-t. was on ihe stand today
be -fore thej senate committee' on mili
tary affairs. He- te.-titied he saw ile
um soliiicrs shooting a' i.ieute-uani
Dominguex. iinel also that he- himse-i,"
had a narrow t scape. He claims their
haia were shot off their heads.
DISMISS THE OLD
Secretary of Interior Approves of Order
for WeetlMtfr-Ottt-in Land
Washington. May ii".- The secretary
of the interior unlay approved ed' the
tveommendations of Ceimmis.-ioner
Ballinger of the general land office lor
the improvement of ellieiency of hi ol
iice by the dismissal tif oiei ami in
efficient clerks and the employment i.e
their place-s ef clerks who are able te)
meet the eletnaUels eif the office. The
change will he inaugurated immeel;
BUSSE MOVES TO
SAVE SUPT. C00LEY
Removes Eight Members of Chicago
School Board as Means of
Chicago. May U". Mayor Busse to
elay made public the fact that he had
removed eight members of the school
board who hail refuse-d to resign as
requested. Busse's action is said to be'
for the purpose of assuring the reten
tion of 10. 0. Coedey as superintendent
A NEW LODGE
B. Ward Officiates at Masonic Cere
monies at Silvis Tonight.
District Deputy C.tand Master C. B.
Ward of this city will conduct the
ceremonies this evening at SilvLi.
where a new Masonic lodge is to be
instituted. The new organization be
gins its career with a good member
ship, and has bright prospects of be
coming a strong bulge. This makes
the 10th A. F. & A. M. lodge in Hock
Islaud county. The ceremonies, which
begin at S o'clock, will tie attendee! by
a number of the niembee". ef the order
from Rock Island. Medine. and olh.r
PAT CROWE PLACED ON TRIAL
Being Heard for Alleged Robbery of
Street Cars in 1905.
Council Bluffs, Iowa. May 20. Pa
Crowe, the kidnaper, was today placer.
on trial on the charge of holding n.i
ane! robbing two stree-t cats m Jiuy.
Kuroki at Yale.
' Xew Haven, May 20 General Kuro
ki and party arrived here this morn
ing from I"ew York to visit Yale uni
versity. The party was greeted most
cordially by the faculty and students.
Eddy Case Postponed.
Concord, N. H May 20. The heat
ing of the Mary Baker C. Eddy cas?.
ordered for today, aeijourned to tomo'
. row on account of the indisposition of
the presiding justice, Chamberlain.
Seek to Dodge Burn
WEEK WILL BE BUSY
Nothing Definite on the Uniting
of the Church
Columbus, Ohio. May 20. The lent
peranee epiesiion continues let be the
chief teipic of discus.-ion today among
the l.mm commissioners of the Presby
terian gene-ral assembly ami the out
come of the fight is still a matter t-f
speculation. A sensation was cic-atee:
as ihe commissione rs gathered for the:
session toelay by the authoritative au
nounci'inent that Dr. Henry K. Dusker,
chairman of the? standing committee;
on tempt ranee will today return tho
overture em te mpeiani-e relorreei to his
committee Saturday by the committee
on bills ami ove-rt ute-s.
I ilill llit l.-:i,ma.
The overture in question condemns
the organization eif the church feder
ation of temperance and re remimends
thai tin- eiiure-h give hearty supKJit to
th' anti-saloon league.
Doske r annouiice'd it is the- business of
ihe- eivertuii' eeimmittee tee handle tile?
temperance' overture, and he mined the?
overture' back let this committee. The
action of Doske'i- is being criticised '
many commissioners, ami the feeding
oil the- te mpe'iane" question se'elUS to
!e becoming rather bitter among soru-2
of the commissioners. The w hole queo
tiem is scheduleei te) come up next Fri
day. Hiimv M f i t Ik-ii.I.
The- g-rie-ral asse mbly was called to
order tit ! for ihe commencement of a
ousy week's woik, consielerlng the re
pents ed' spe-cial standing committees
and boarels. work which it is now
thought may take all week. On the
pmgiam for .Monday me.st important
was that tif the committee en aelniinis-tiative-
agi'ticies. to whom we-re refer
reel tit the last assembly overtures of
1 1 4 synoels ami presbyteries, asking
that consideration be" given tei the ad
visability of consoijelating the church
sk to ltr t iiiitiniM'il,
On this topic the committee simplv
iv ports progress, asks u be- continue!,
ami advises against commencing evm
soiieiating any two or more- boarels,
thinking if action is taken ir should bo
taken in regard tei all the hoards H
once-. The board of misiems for freed-
men made its report toelay.
ROCK ISLAND ROAD
PAYS REBATE FINE
Assessed $20,000 on Plea of Guilty of
Extending Favors to a
New York. May 2u The Chicago,
Rock Islam! & Pacific Railroad com
pany ilmmgh its attorney toelay plead
ed guilty to an indictment charging the?
railroad hael grunted rebates on ship
ments of coffee made by a Toledo firm
A fine of $2u. imo was imposed ami
ABE HUMMEL BEGINS
TO SERVE SENTENCE
Well Known Criminal Lawyer Goes to
Blackwell's Island to Pay Pen
alty for Conspiracy.
May 2i. Abraham P.
widely known criminal
began the service of a
in the Black well Island
Sentence was imposed
upon conviction twei years ago for con
spiracy growing out of Hummel's con
nection with ihe Dodge-Morse divorce
GOVERNOR APPROVES LAW
Board of Equalization to Meet in Au
gust and Adjourn in December.
Springfield. 111., May 21. Governor
Deneen has signed house bill Xo. 134,
tequiring the state board of equaliza
tion to convene the first Tuesday after
Aug. 10 each year and to take final
adjournment by the first Monday in the
following December. The act also re
quires county boards of review com
plete their work by the first Monday in