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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 188.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO, CENTS.
A WALLOP AT
Head of Lumber Manu
NO APOLOGY TO MAKE
.Attacks Taft in Connection
With Tariff Agitation and
Chicago, Hay 24. Edward nines,
named before the Helm committee In
connection with the collection of the
3100.000 fund to elect United States
Senator Lorimer. today took occasion
before reading his . annual address to
the National Lumber Manufacturers'
association, of which he la its presi
dent, to defend his actions. and to ay
SO APOLOfir TO MAKE.
Hlnes said he had no apology to offer
for bis acta, personally or as an officer
of the association, and he defied his
opponents, and prophesied, he would
bare his traduce rs before a tribunal
that "was not a grotesque travesty on
law and Justice.' Hlnes said:
WllTTt IHTESTHj A.TIOX.
"I shall not only welcome, but shall
Insist upon and secure the fullest in
vestigation as to my actions in these
matters where sanrtlnn of th lmt i
-will bring out the truth and expose
Plunging into his annual address,
lUnes attacked President Taft's reci
procity plan, saying:
DECTjORJES TARIFF" AGITATION.
"A year ago at the New Orleans
meeting I congratulated you upon what
I thought was a satisfactory ending of
the tariff campaign, yet now we find
ourselves again in a renewed campaign
of the same sort; again lumber is ask-
ed largely to bear the burden of what I
Following an all night session the
board of governors of the National
Lumber Manufacturers' association
adopted a resolution expressing confi
dence in President Hines, which were
adopted by the association immediately
following the president's address.
LYNCHES NEGRO SLAYER
Mob Take Man Who Killed Tennes
see Judge From Officer.
Nashville. May 24. After he had
killed Judge David F. Barry of the
Sumner county bench and the Barry
cook, near Gallatin yesterday, James
Sweat, a negro, was taken by a mob
from officers who had captured him
Plot Again Chinewe Court Nipped
by Wholesale Arrest.
Victoria. B. C. May 24. News was
brought by the Tamha Maru yesterday
of the discovery of a plot at Pekin to
assassinate the Chinese court. Seventy
Chinese were arrested at a theatre in
Peking while making preparations for
"Fainting Bertha" Would Die.
Lincoln. Neb.. .May 2b. "Faint
ing" Bertha Liebecke. formerly of
Chicago. Kankakee and Joliet. yes
terday attempted suicide by turning !
on the gas in her cell in the county
Jail, after she had been sentenced to
three years in the Nebraska peniten
tiary for shoplifting. She was dis
covered before beine overcome
was taken to the penitentiary.
Chicago. May 24. President Di-!ano
c the Wabash railroad system today,
speaking before the Chicago Traffic
chit, advecated the initiation ut
newspapers bv the inrrsta: com
metce commission as &erui-publ:c wi'.
. i as
C. DARROW TAKES CHARGE j
-Vtomey Arrive ot Ia Angeles to
liefrnd Alleged lijrnamitcrs.
?r.n Francisco. Cal., May 2t.
Clarence S. Harrow of Chicago re-t-.ined
by the international organiza
tion cf structural iron workers to
dt-teni McXar.iara brctneis arrived
r?re last right and v.ent ino itu-
r:edis?e conference with th- local
tcr le-cers. Harrow
c:s the dynamiting cases or to cut
;:ne the plans cf defeie.
Taft Returns Heme.
Wcshiartcn. Mav 2i President
Taft ret-rzei lrz New Ycrk toiay.
Forecast TIM 7 P. Wl. Tomorrow for
Rock J Bland, Davenport, Molba
Fair and -warmer toaiight and Thurs
day. Temperature at 7 a. m. 63. Hlgbeet
yesterday 72. lowest hist night 58.
Velocity of wind at f a. m- 2 miles
RelatiTe tumidity at 7 p. m. 63,
at 7 a. m. 68.
Stage of -water 3.2, a rise of .2 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIEK, Local Foreeaater.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:14. rises 431; moon fixes
2:53 a. m.; planet Mercury aeen ris
ing Just before the sun.
FATE IS IN DOUBT
Presbyterian Judicial Commis
sion Considers .Evidence
in Grant Case.
HERESY IS THE CHARGE
Accused Minister Defends Hiroelf
by Attacking Parts of the Old
Atlantic City, N. J.. May 24. The j
Presbyterian general assembly today I
voted to meet next year at Louisville,
Atlantic City. N. J., May 24. Mem-
bcrs of the judicial commission of the
Presbyterian general assembly met in
executive session today to consider the
evidence In the trial of Dr. William
IX Grant, of Northumberland, Pa., who
is accused of heresy. The commis
sioners may agree upon a conclusion
OXB QIESTIO IPPKRMOW.
Judge Hinckley, the attorney who
is prosecuting the heresy charge, says
the main and only point at issue is tiie
question "were Grant's teachings con- I
trary to the word of God.'' Grant's de- i
fense was a sweeping denial of the !
heresy charge. j
The board of home missions and the j
committee on publication and Sabbaih
school work presented reports today.
Grant yesterday attempted to justify
mens preacnea Dy nev. unaries Little
of Wabash, Ind., moderator of last
years' assembly, and from sermons of
Rev. Dr. Jewett, the minister who was
brought from England to fill the pul
pit of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
church, New York.
According to Dr. Grant, both these
clergymen in sermons during the pre
sent session of the assembly referred
to the broader concept of theology that
was prevalent nowadays, which was
giving the people a better and clearer
understanding of tho Dlety.
"The conception of God In the ear
lier part of. the old testament." said
Dr. Grant, "was of an entirely different
being than the conception In the latter
part and in the new testament."
DOBl NOT BELIEVE.
In proof of this he adduced tho Inci
dent of the slaughter of the Shulamites
by the children of Israel, and said he
did cot believe Ood deliberately hand
ed over 10,000 people to death. "Nor."' j
eaid he, "do I thfnk any man in this I
room brieves 6uch a monstrous thing
nor that our dear Lord and Savior j
Jesus Christ believed it."
OHIO SENATE TO
TEST ITS POVER
Causes Arrest of Newspaer Man
and Attorney Who Refused to
Columbus. Ohio. May 24. Attorney i
Charles J. Pretzman, and K. E. Cook, !
editor of a Columbus newspanr r, were '
arraigned today before Just.ce Bost- j
wick on a warrant sworn out by Chair-1
man Todd of th senate committee ap- j
pointed to probe the charces of bribery i
made against members of the senate, j
They were arrested for refusal to testl-1
I fy before the committee.
MORE WORK FOR WILKIEl
Federal Sleuth to Have Charge of U. '
S. Customs Investigations. j
Washington, May 24. President'
Taft today appointed John E. VIlkie '
supervising agent of the d'-Msion of.
! special rgents of the treasury depart-,
'men:. Wiikie will continue to serve i
chief of the secret service
he has been chief
... - - ,
ears. As supervising agent he will i
N0RRIS AGAIN IS HEARD
Concludes Arguments in Favor of!
Canadian Reciprocity Rill. j
Washington, May 2 4.- John Nor-j
r s, repres-t rring the American News-1
paper Publishers' association 'vasj
la-iaa'n r'or tne enaJ nnance com -
recibrocity bill today. Wh?u Norrls j
c. ;-c!ud:. Alccso AIdri? of Hekit,
Vvic, rr.-r-jfaeti-rcr cf rarer r..a-
chines speke :n oppesitien if tie;
t;'.l. The committee aijcursffd until!
tc zcrrow. '
PUT IN FRONT
Takes Precedence Over All
Other Matters Before U.
ALL DEMAND A REHEARING
LaFollette Contfnma Hia Speech Ad
vocating Giving Matter to Spe
cial Cora mitt ee.
Washington, May 24. The Lortmer
case has again taken, precedence In the
senate over matters of pending legis
lation. The senate membership ap
pears to be almost unanimously deter
mined that a new Inquiry into Lari
mer's election Is Imperative.
La Toilette promised today to con
tinue for several hours his discussion
of the Lorlmer matter in general and
his advocacy of his resolution putting
the new inquiry into the hands of five
LA FOILETTE STILL TALKS.
Washington, May 24. The Lori-
mer case again was to the fore in
the senate yesterday. A resolution
of inquiry offered by Senator Martin,
the democratic leader, intended as
a substitute for the LaFollette and
Dillingham resolutions and the con
tinuation of Senator LaFollette's
speech furnished the features. Mr.
LaFollette was still speaking when
the senate adjourned. He gave
notice that he would continue to
morrow, when he hoped to conclude
his plea for a reinvestigation of the
bribery charges brought in connec
tion with the election of the Illinois
MORE TO BE I.EARVKU.
Mr. LaFollette reviewed the recent
proceedings of the Illinois legislat
ure relative to the Lorimer case. He
said he was convinced that there was
still more testimony to be adduced.
"The people." he said, "rejected
onr former verdict as if by one voice.
Nothing ever is settled until it is set
tled right: It is God's eternal Justice,
pulling to make things plumb." He
was pure that public opinion had
been right In this case, and declaring
that he wanted the senate to view it
self In the mirror of such opinion
he held aloft a huge collection of
newspaper clippings condemning the
senate's trdgci''ion ip J.to.aSG-
.'The Lorimer situation in the een
at was further complicated late in
the day by the introduction of the
third resolution calling for an inves
tigation of the charges of bribery
Sn connection with Mr. Lorlmer's
election. The resolution, offered on
behalf of the democratic minority by
Senator Martin, goes further than
the LaFollette and Dillingham reso
lutions In that it provides specific
ally for an Inquiry Into the "Jack
pot" fund In the Illinois legislature
and Its connection with Lorimer.
The Martin resolution would
leave with the committee cn privi
leges and elections tho prosecution
of the inquiry. It delegates to It
all the powers of the court. The
committee is authorized to hold its
sessions at whatever place it deems
Senator LaFollette, who up to
yesterday had hoped for democratic
support for h'a resolution, was not
In the chamber when Senator Martin
offered his substitute. The LaFol
lette resolution would leave to a
committee of five new members of
the senate tho task of conducting
HITS ROCK; KEEPS AFLOAT
Steamer Ivernia Makes Irt Wirh
23 Feet of Water in Hold.
Queenstown, May 24. The Cunard
line steamer, Ivernia, which left Bos
ton May 1G with 775 passengers fori
Queenetown, Liverpool, struck a rock
today during a fog as it was approach-
1 . V- I . -T" Y- .. ,t 1 1 .J n
lug i-'ia puri.. l uv voioci bucuui du hi j
the limner harbor with 25 feet of water j
in the fore compartment. No one on '
board the steamer was hurt. !
The great hole in the fore part of
the liner and the narrow margin of
free board above the water sufficient
ly Indicated what a narrow escape
the v-unard steamer had had from
disaster. The watertight compart
ments, however, stood the strain
well and the water was confined to
the forward hold. The captain
brought his damaged vessel safely
Into the inner harbor, where it an
chored. The passengers were quick
BLACK HAND IN THE WEST
Los Ajigeles Batcher's Home Damag
ed by Bomb After Threat.
Los Angeles. Cal.. May 24. A
bomb, made of a quart bottle filled
with gunpowder and slugs, exploded
at midnight last night In the door
way of a house on Fast Ninth street,
occupied by nine persons families
of F. Alio! and bis son-ia-law, Cow
der. The bomb went off 'with ter
rific force, setting the house afire.
Alio!, who is a butcher, had received
threatening letters in Italian, de
man ding money.
B. of R. T. Pick Frisco.
Harrisburg. Pa.. May 24. The Broth
erhood of Railroad Trsinmen today de
cided cn San Francisco as the place
fcr the next convention to be held in
Carnegie Peace Trustees
Tell What They Have
Dr. Butler Discusses Forming
of International Court of
Mohonk Lake. X. Y., May 24. At
the opening today of the 17th annual
meeting of the Lake Mohonk confer
ence on international arbitration Pres
ident Nicholas Murray Butler, of Col
umbia university, presiding officer of
the conference, for the first time made
public the plans of the Carnegie en.
dowment for international peace.
or itbrsatioa l import.
. His announcement, containing the
scheme of operation and the names of
appointees, together with an outline of
the work, was the first the trustees of
the fund -had made and is considered
of international importance. Dr. But
ler predicted, "with authority," the es
tablishment of an International court
of arbitral justice before the tim of
the third Hague peace conference.
Enrrmox first aim.
"It has been determined by the trus
tees of the endowment to organize the
undertaking committed to their charge
as a great institution for research and
public education and to carry on its
work in three parts or divisions. A
division of international law, a di
vision of economics and history, and
a division of intercourse and educa
tion. HASTEN BSD OF WAR.
"Otherwise stated, thse three divi
sions will represent the juristic, eco.
nomlc and educational aspects of in
ternational war by the erection of an
international judicial system compe
tent tpjhear jyid dterininequestipus
, ... FACULTY OF. PTACEV
It can hardly be doubted t'abt the
men at the head of these'rfhre divi
sions of work of the endowment, with
their immediate associates and col
leagues in this and other countries,
will speedily come -to form a veritalbe
faculty of peace, and that the world
will look to them more and more for
instruction and inspiration alike. Tho
conception itself and admirable plana
made fop its development and applica
tion open a new era in the history ol
Vive Voce Vo'e Disposes of Measure
A fleeting Arizona and New
Mexico. Washington, May 24. The joint res
olution admitting Arizona and New
Mexico to immediate statehood, but
withholding approval of the constitu
tion of both states until the people
bave voted on certain proposed amend
ments to them, passed the bouse of rep
resentatives yesterday afternoon by a
viva voce vote. No roll call was de
manded on the final vote. On a pre
ceding motion to recommit the resolu
tion, made by Republican Leader Mann,
31 republicans voted with the demo
crats, defeating the motion, 214 to 57.
The resolution requires Arizona to
vote on an amendment removing the
recall provision as it applies to judges
and requires New Mexico to vote on an
amendment making its constitution
more easily amendable in the future.
Neither state Is required to adopt the
amendments proposed by congress, and
the constitution of the new states will
6tand finally approved when the re
spective votes have been taken.
Kfforts were made by the republicans
to force Arizona to vote out of its con
stitution the recall of Judgea and to
give immediate and unqualified ap
proval to the New Mexican constitu
tion. Both provisions were rejected
STOlSOi! GROOMED FOR THE
VICE PRESIDENTIAL RAGE?
Washington, May 24 One ' of the
moat interesting bits of political gossip
Washington has heard in a long while
was current today to the effect that the
entrance of Henry L. Stimson of New
York into President Taft's cabinet may
mean he will he Taft's running mate In
the campaign of 112.
EXPECTS TO USD.
President Taft, it is said, fully ex-
! pecu to be renominated and little con
j Eideratlcn is given here to reports to
' the contrary. Friends and advisors of
CUT IN PRICE OF
Small Red-action to Be Ar
ranged for at Meeting of
PRICE OF STOCK DOWN
U. S. Steel Share Drop Full Point
on Rumors of a Redaction in
New York, May 24. A cut In the
price cf ateel bars la Imminent, ac
cording to reports current today in the
financial district. It is understood a
meeting will bei held at vhich the con
feree -will include the United State
corporation, and a number of so-called
"Independents", "among them the Re
public Iron & Steel Co., Cambria Steel
company, Jones & Laughlin Co., and
the Pennsylvania Steel company. The
prevailing price for steel bars is $1.40
per hundred pounds at Pittsburg, and
a cut of five or ten cents per hundred
pounds is demanded by the Jobbers.
New York, May 24. Persistent re
ports of an approaching reduction hi
the prices of steel and iron products
were directly responsible for further
unsettlement in the stock market this
morning. United States Steel lost a
full point in the first hour on sales that
aggregated nearly one-third the total
Premier Laurier of Canada
Scouts the Idea of Annex-
ation to U.' S.
TALKS AT LONDON DINNER
Refers to Mutual Confidence and En
dorses Principles of Monroe
London. May fl. The dinner of
the Pilgrims' society last night hi
honor of the colonial premiers was
historic because of unexpected and
noteworthy plain speakngby STr
ada. Sir Wilfrid addressing An
audience composed" of many of the
great men of England, handled the
f annexation question without gloves.
He began by expressing amaze
ment that during his three days'
stay in England he had heard no
many people of standing voicing
doubts concerning the designs of the
United States regarding Canada. 'He
scoffed at tbe idea of the possibility
of annexation being seriously con
sidered on either side of the border.
AOMIHKS V. 9.
The Canadian premier expressed
in warm terms his admiration for
the people of the United" States, but
declared that much as he loved the
American people he loved Great
Canada, in sharing the continent
with the United States, he said, had
a double Interest in the treaty of
arbitration between the United
States and tbe United Kingdom and
he exclaimed dramatically: "I thank
God that the relations between the
tw0 peoples never was so good as
they are today."
CITES CHEAT TRACK KXAMIM.K.
The premier aroused enthusiasm
when he said that Canada and the
United States' proposed to continue
to show to the world two nations
with the Jongest boundary, extending
from ocean to ocean, living In peace
and mutual respect, without a fort
ress, a soldier, or a gun on either
side of that boundary.
Lord Roberts presided at the din
ner and welcomed the premiers. Sir
Edward Grey, the foreign secretary,
proposed "Anglo-American arbitra
tion." without adding anything sig
nificant to his former utterances on
"There is no conflict of national
policies between us and the United
States," be said. "We bave confi
dence in each other's good will."
ENDORSE MOWROB DOCTHI F"..
Defining the Monroe doctrine as
meaning that no European nation
American continent he added: "Our
policy is in full accord with that
the president look with much favor
upon S'imson. They appear to be anx
ious to get a strong man with the pro
gressive element, and prefer one from
a pivotal state like New York.
Other vice presidential possibilities
discussed by political leaders Include
Senator Cummins of Iowa and Senator
Borah of Idaho. The Roosevelt influ
ence behind Stimson In the New York
gubernatorial campaign last fall un
doubtedly Is one cf the elemecta belEg
considered at this time.
SHOW HAS WRECK
Twenty-eight Cars Loaded With Peo
ple and Animals Figure in an
Lowell. Mass., May 24 A section
of the Buffalo Bill Wild West train
consisting of 28 passenger and ani
mal cars, and carrying 400 people
and a large number of :inimais, was
wrecked outside this city today by
a "split" switch. The wrecked cars
contained elephants, horses, burros
and buffalo, and their keepers. Four
persons were injured.
CAN PROTECT THE
JEWS IN RUSSIA
No On t breaks Yet and Will Probably
lie None if Clovernment Is
Berlin, May 24. Rrrmors of expect
ed massacres in Russia, and particu
larly at Kishinev, In con-sequence of
the spreading of the reactionary story
of a ritualistic murder at Kiev, are
causing much anxiety in Jewish circles
here. Telegrams received by the Jew
ish Aid society of this city from var
ious points in Russia say that no anti
Semite outbreak as yet have occur
red, though Jew baiters are doing their
utmost to provoke disorders.
Everything depends. It is said, on the
attitude of the Russian government
and the municipal authorities. If the
officials re mam firm, it is declared, the
massacres will not happen.
THE CHURCH BILL
Publishers of DfcHy Newspapers in
Illinois As Deneen to Veto
Chicago, May 24. Merrfbers of
the Illinois Dafly Newspaper associa
tion, comprising many of fh most
Important newspapers in the state
outside of Chicago, unanimously
adopted resolutions yesterday asking
Governor Deneen to veto tho Church
bill which prohibits the publishing
of details of criminal events under
penalty of fine and Imprisonment.
Tbe bill has passed both honeea
The bill was explained by er-Sen-fttbr
-Thorn a Reeg," of EprrngOwld,
who declared the effect of tho bin
wonld be to deprive the pnbRc cf
much Important information.
"Under this measure a pobllfrtier
could be put in ja!l If be printed par
ticulars of an attempted assasaina
tion of a president " said the resolu
tion. "Nothing but a mere mention
of the explosion of tbe Times build
lng at Los Angele9 wonld bave been
possible, and as a crfn.e has been
charged In the Lorimer senatorial
election proceedings, newspapers
would be gagged on that subiect."
Washington, May 24, The Portu
guese government sent four vessels
and two additional regiments to the
northern part of Portugal In anticipa
tion of possible monarchists uprising,
according to state department advices
today from Lisbon.
HEARST FAVORS CLARK
Good Work Entitled Illm to Consid
eration for Presidency.
New York, May 24. William Ran
dolph Hearst sailed for Europe today
with his wife. Asked at the pier who
he thought the democratic candidate
for president would be, he said : "I
think Champ Clark has done such good
work in the house of representatives
and is so largely responsible for demo
cratic succees that he is very conspic
uous for 1912."
BODY FOUND NEAR TRACKS
Stranger Killed in Railroad Yards
at Fulton Body Mutilated.
Fulton, May 24. The remains of a
man, supposed to be M. J. Mclaughlin
of St. Paul, were found yenterday in
the Fulton yards of the Northwestern.
The body was badly mutilated, the
head, one arm and one leg being se
vered from the body and scattered
along the track fora considerable dis
tance. The only mark of identifica
tion was a card issued by the Switch
men's union of St. Paul to M. J. Mc
Laughlin. AUTO DRIVERS ON STRIKE
Two Thouwwid Men Quit Work and
Paris, May 24. The strike of
2.200 chauffeurs went into effect yes
terday. The strikers yesterday af
ternoon attacked nonunionit chauf
feurs at various points of tbe city,
cut the tires of machines and threat
ened paseengers. The police were
called to disperse the strikers.
NYE JURY IS COMPLETED
Taking of Testimony in Ohio P.ribery
Trial la Begun.
Co'.umbus, Ohio, May 24. The Jury
In the t-ial of Representative Nye, in
dicted fcr soliciting a bribe, was com
pleted this morning and the taking of
teEtlmony was begun.
Fresh Outbreaks Near
Mexico City Embar
DIAZ KEEPS OFFICE
Announces, However, That Ho
Will Present Resignation
v - -
Mexico City, May SM. Tt was of.
fk-tally annovrurcd President Tis and
Vice President Corrall will not re
sign today hut bjrlr resignation will
be tendered to the deputies tomor
row. If ADERO CWCERTAf.
Juarez. Mexico. May 24. Wheth
er Madero will proceed to Mexico
City so long as railroad traffic near
there is being impaired was consid
ered at the insurrecto leaders' head
quarters today. News from Mexico
City that tbe rnsurrectos are still de
stroying railroad and telegraphin
communicatiou visibly caused much
Suggestions that the insurrectos
near Mexico City have not been in
formed of the signing of tbe peace
agreement is not regarded as fully
explaining tbe situation. It is con
sidered unfortunate that Madero.
avowed leader of the insurrectos.
should have to prepare for his arm
ed protection to go to tbe capital.
REBELS STl I.I. ACTTVE.
Mexico City, May 24. Notwithstand
ing tbe official signing of the peace
pact, the capital Is more nearly isola
ted than tt has been since the inaugur
ation f hostilities. Ignorant, appar
ently, that their commanded-in-chlef
has brought tbe war to a close, one
smaU.Jand.of rebels, under the Issdoa .
ship of Candido Navarro, Monday nighl
cut the National railroad at a porn I
near San Felipe, and another band
stopped all traffic over the Mexican
railroad by ripping out tbe rails and
burning a bridge near Huainantia.
The only line being operated out ol
the city is the Interoconnlca. a narrow
guage railroad extending to Vera Cruz.
RETORT, CHIEF mimORT.
This revival of rebfl activities was
not regarded as meaning necessarily
that the InsnrrectoB will rtsfuse to
abide by f be terms of the peace treaty.
Navarro Is reported, however, to bav
said that he would not consent to
peace at this time, and from Cu;rna
vaca comes the disquieting rumor thai
the Flgoeroa's men win not agree tc
stop fighting aniens the cabinet chosen
is acceptable to them.
to mrrsTioATR itntDRR.
Washington, May 24. Tho murder o
Samuel Ifidy, an American citizen, si
Los Plat an os, Colombia. Mexico, will
be Investigated by Correal Miller al
Tamplco under instructions from th
state department today.
COSTLY FOR FAT TOURISTS
PasKirnjrer by Automotrita Stage I'aj
Parrs by Weight.
Santa Juonica, Cal., May 24. Tout
Ista who us th automobile stage ol
the Topango Development companj
this summer to visit resorts sear San
ta Monica, will be required to pay b;
weight for their Tides. Tbe eomparj
has decided that the man who vvU'ii
200 pounds most pay twice as mucJ
at least as tbe maid who weighs a heir
120. Tbe charge for each pound hat
not been fixed.
UP 16,500 FEET
l A RUNAWAY
Ingolstadt, Bavaria, May 24. An of
fleer of tbe garrison here had a thrill
lng ride today when a military cajMv
balloon broke loose from its anr-hor
age. Tbe officer was a novice at bal
loon in g and was unable to manipulate
the gas valve. Finally, when tbe bal
loon reached a height of 1 6.600 feet
the officer cllmbi to the fop of the gal
bag and succeeded in wrenching opei
Tbe balloon began a headlong descent
near Munich, which Is 50 miles dlstan
from here. As the balloon was near
ing the ground, the occupant Jumpoi
Into a tree and was only slightly In
Jurcd. Relieved of the man's weight
the balloon again ascended and wai
later found near Innsbraeck.
German Aviator Killed.
Strassberg, Germany, May 24.
During an aeroplane comnetitiol
here yesterday afternoon, Avlatot
Laemmlin fell 200 feet and waa In
stantly killed. ,