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SIXTIETH YEAR XO. 222.
MONDAY, JULY 3, 1911.
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HEAVY TOLL .
Nine Deaths and Number
of Prostrations Report
ed in Chicago.
ONE LOSES HIS MIND
G. A. Wright Leaps From 15th
Floor of Masonic Tempi
Washington, July 8. With the aides
practically cloudless the country over to
day, early reports to the weather bureau
Indicated that hot -weather records
might bo broken In many sections.
The day started with temperatures
2 to 16 degrees higher than yesterday
morning. In the larger cities New York
topping the list with a nse from 72 to
B8. The government forecaster hnid
no hope for relief in the next 86 hours.
The hot wave extends over the middle
Mississippi valley eastward over the
Ohio valley, south portion of the great
lake region, the middle Atlantic and
New England states.
NO RELIEF IX CHICAGO.
Chicago, July 3. Today was the hot
test of the" year and was followed by
the hottest night in 44 years. At 2 P.
m. the thermometer showed 103 on tue
street level and 99 in the tower of the
weather forecaster. Eight deaths were
reported, while there were hundreds of
Chicago, July 3. The torrid wave,
which has held the city in its grasp
since Friday, continued unabated to
day. At 8 this morning there had
been one death and six prostrations.
At 9 the temperature registered 90.
There wore seven deaths from the
heat and eight prostrations Sunday.
While crazed by heat G. A. Wright,
a clerk, committed suicide today by
Jumping from the 15th Btory of Jhe
Masonic temple. Two occupants of
the building were walking in the lobby
when the body of the victim fell be
HOTTEST IN 23 YEARS.
Kansas City, Mo., July 3. Following
the hottest night in Kansas City since
the establishment of the weather bu
reau here 23 years ago, the forecaster
predicted no abatement today for the
southwest. The motst of Kansas City
that could "slept out doors last night.
At 7 this morning the mercur was 84.
St. Joseph, Mo., reported two deaths
from tile heat last iiit;ht following the
hottest day 104 degrees.
TEX DIE I SEW VOHK.
New York. July 3.. Indications early
today were that the heat would exceed
that of yesterday, which was the ho'.
tent day here in 12 years. The hoat
caused 10 deaths and CO prostrations.
There were also nine deaths in this
neighborhood from drowning. At S
this morning the thermometer regis
At 11 the thermometer showed 07
the hottest day of the year. Pros! ra
tions increased hourly. In Brooklyn
Eugene Cortnell. crazed by hoat, ran
r.mui'k with a knife. After attempting
to slay several children he was shot
dead by a policeman."
iiosTO nws iti'-.roiti).
Boston. July 3. In the last 24 hours
four deaths, due to Seat and nervous
frost rat Ions, occurred in this city.
Milwaukee. Wis.. July 3. Two pros
trations and one death from excessive i
heat were reported hero at 10:30 to-j
TWO DKAl) IN- ST. I.OIIS. :
St. Ixmis. Mo., July 3 At 10:30 the j
temperature was U4, and rising. Two i
deaths occurred last nich' from heat.
i'iiah-.hs kou haiv.
St. Joseph. Mo.. July 3. In Catholic
an I Protestant churches Sunday pray
ers wt re offered for rain.
KOI It 1K I 1'ITTMU !:.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Juiy 2. Durit-g the
.'orttioon four persons dropped deal
from heat, one cminrtcd suicide and '
two were drowiud. Prostra'.ieus run!
ir.to scores. The iheimomoter at 1 I
this afternoon was !"'..
OXE IX I IXAII.
Cincinnati. Ohio. July C. There was!
one riea'h and three prostrations by j
hca? here today. I
CHARGE HELD EXCESSIVE:
Commerce Conmiiion Keduce Bail j
Coiisiiniinciit I""o t Dt-troit.
Wnshiutou. July C. On com
plaint cf the Detroit Traffic asso-j
ciation tho iutcrstae commerce com-j
cession decided today that the pres- j
cr.t rcrtrsicr.menr char'se of $3 a.
car exacted by railroads at Detroit.
Mich., on bituminous coal originat
ing at points in Ohio and elsewhere
sud forwarded to various Michigan
points is unreasonable. A charge of
$2 per car for reconsignment wr.s
PiCSCrihed fCT tie f'.u.'C.
Foreca Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davsnport, Moils
Unsettled and slightly cooler
weather tonight and Tuesday.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 81. Highest
yesterday 98, lowest last night 78.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 32.
at 7 a. o. 68.
Stage of water 1.8, a fall of .2
In -last 48 hoars.
J. M. SHERIEB. Local Forecaster
(Erom noon today to noon tomorrow.)
San sets 7:31. rises 4:30; moon sets
12:10 a. m.; 8 p. a, planet Mercury
In superior conjunction with the sun.
passing from west to east of that body
on the farther side.
MRS. T. P. SH0NTS
New York lawyer Ordered to Hav
Papers Served on Former Pan
ama Canal Head.
Paris, July 3. Mrs. Theodore P.
Shonts, wife of the president of the
Interborough Rapid Transit company
of New York city and of other rail
ways, has caused papers to be served
on.her husband In a separation suit,
according to G. Archibald, an attor
ney who is now In this city, and says
he has been retained by Mrs. Shonts
and is in consultation with her at
the home of her daughter, the
Dutchess du Chaulnes. Archibald
refused to discuss the details of the
disagreement of Mrs. Shonts with
her husband, but was particular to
specify that the proceeding was not
a petition for an absolute divorce,
but was merely for separate mainte
nance and freedom from marital ob
ligations. Mrs. Shonts was Harriet Amelia
Drake. She was married to Mr.
Shonts in 1882, in Centerville, Iowa.
In September, 1909, Mr. Shonts was
the defendant in a suit for aliena
tion of the affections of the wife of
Frederick Hish, the New York man
ager of a Kentucky distillery. Mr.
Shonts declared he did not know the
lady and that if Hish had found a
telegram asking Mrs. Hish to meet
the sender at Asbury Park signed
with Mr. Shonts name, it was a case
of somebody else using his name.
The case soon afterward disappear
ed from public view.
Friends of Mr. Shonts have repeat
edly said that there was soor-f rlc
tlon between him and his wife, be
cause he had little enthusiasm for
her social ambitions.
FIRED OUT OF NAVY
List Prepared by the "Plucking
IJoard" Is Approved by Presi
Cleveland, Ohio, July 3. Some-
day is a list of 14 naval officers se
lected by the "plucking board" for
compulsory resignation stamped
with the president's approval. The
list vith the president's approval
was received Sunday and mailed
back late last night.
AS A BRIBERY AID
Jury at Columbus, Ohio, Keturns a
Verdict After Having Been
Out Since Friday.
Colimbus. Ohio. Julv 3. The jur".
in the case of Rodney J. Diegle, s-r- j
geant at-arms of the state senate, wi:o
has been on trial charged with abet
ting ia the alleged bribery. State Sen
ator Andrews today returned a verdict
lindir.g him guilty. The jury has been
out since Friday afternoon.
LE GALLIENES DIVORCED
Novelist Pails to Defend Wife's Suit
in New York Court.
Now York, July 3. An interloc
utory decree of divorce was granted
to Julie Norragard Le Galliene here
today from her husband, Richard
Le ilalliene, the poet, novelist and
critic. The case was undefended.
BALKS AT ALTAR?
I-ondon, July 3. Lady Constance
Foljambe, half-sister of the earl of
Li v. rpool. controller of the king's
household, astonished society by fail
ing to appear at a fashionable church
in Icndon this afternoon at the time
appointed for her marriage to Rev. A.
11. K. Hawkins. The edifice was filled
with eociety people, who waited an
hour wondering what had occurred to
delay the ceremony. When the bride
groom sent a messenger In great hasta
to Lady Constance's residence to In
quire for her, the reply was that Lady
Constance "went out shopping this
morning and has not . yet returned
home". No explanation of the surpris
ing situation was forthcoming this ev-
BANKS IN NATION
That Number of Offices Desig
nated as Depositories Up
to 30th of June.
400 ARE IN OPERATION
Interest Continues to Grow and Re
ceipts Are Heavy, Especially
in the Far West.
Washington, July S. Postmaster
General Hitchcock announces that 1,000
postal savings depositories have been
designated during the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1911. Because of the great
foreign population, more depositories
were established in Pennsylvania than
In any other state, the total number
being 58. California has 55 and Illi
nois comes third with 50. Michigan
has 41, Wisconsin 39, Ohio 37, Indiana
36, Iowa 35, and Missouri 23.
Of the 1,000 offices that have been
designated, 400 are in actual operation,
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and the entire number will receive de
posits within a few weeks. The inter
est in the system continued to grow,
the receipts at many of the offices re
cently opened being quite heavy, par
ticularly so in the far west. At Gold
field, Nevada, a town of 5,000 inhabi
tants, in the first three weeks of op
eration deposits of over f 21, 000 were
ILLINOIS TOWNS NAMED.
Among the offices designated which
will be ready to receive deposits on
July 24 are the following: Peru, Pia
no, and Syracuse, III.; Boone and Ne
vada, Iowa; Bad Ax, Petoskey, St.
Clair, and Sturgis, Mich.; Kirksville
and Nevada. Mo.; Cambridge, Medina
and Wooster, Ohio; Delavan and Ste
vens Point. Wis.
TRAINS MEET; TWO
KILLED, 17 INJURED
Kxpess Sideswipes Local at Luca
ton. Pa., and Two Coaclies
of .Batter Derailed.
Philadelphia, Pa., July S. Two
passengers. Thomas Ogden, Lind
wold, N. J.. and Forest Henry, Ber
lin, N. J., were killed and 17 others
injured when an express train on the
Pennsylvania for Atlantic City side
swiped the Atco local northbound, at
Lucaston, this morning. Two
coaches of the local train were de
railed and the killed and injured
were in these cars. The express train
was not damaged. Eye witnesses say
if the accident had occurred a second
later both trains would have been
wrecked with a terrible loss of life.
CHAMP CLARK PRAISES HOUSE
MEMBERS FOR THEIR WORK
(Special Correspondence of The Argrus. )
Washington, July 1. "The young
members cf the house are working
like veterans. The present house i3
one that no democrat, or any other
American citizen, for that matter, need
apologize for. I believe that the coun
try thoroughly appreciates this, too."
Thus declared Speaker Champ Clark.
He was hard at work In his private of
fice at the time. Bitting behind a desk
piled high with correspondence, reports
of lures Heating committees, and an
President Calls Upon
Country for Sane Fourth
POINTS LIFE LOSSES
"Terrible Consequences of Past
Ought to Make Us Blush,"
Says National Head.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 3. Arriving
here at 7:55 today on his way to In
dianapolis President Taft from the
rear platform of his car addressed
ONCE AGAIN CELEBRATION
2,000 persons on the observation of a
sane Fourth of July.
The president made a strong plea
for the pr-servation of life by elimin
ation of the old-time methods of cele
brating the Fourth. The smallness of
the crowd that heard him was due to
the public's ignorance of the fact that
he was to speak. In spite of the in
tense heat the president will make sev
eral rear platform speeches on the way
CHILDREN AS VICTIMS.
In his speech the president said:
"Statistics show a terrible loss to chil
dren in life and limb because of the
insane and foolish observance of our
national holiday. When we think of
the way the Fourth of July has been
observed in the past and of the terri
ble consequences, it ought to make us
blush that wc have not taken means to
stop it. I am reminded of a mother
who had five children and said: 'With
the plague of their living and fear of
their dying, I shall go crazy.
Dl'TV TO MOTHERS.
"It is our duty to rid the mothers of
our country of all future anxiety by
the passing of ordinances forbidding
cannon crackers, toy pistols and all
tjther menaces to childhood."
DISTILLERY IS DESTROYED
Dalmore Concern, Glasgow, Burns
With a Boss of '$.00.000.
' Glasgow, Scotland, July 3. The Dal
mores' distillery was burned today,
causing a loss of 500,000. A remark
able (spectacle was furnished by a
stream of burning whiskey running
from the flame-swept building into the
assortment of books that would serve
an ordinary man as an entire library.
"The members of the house are
fightmg a good fight," said the speaker.
"We are fulfilling as rapidly and lit
erally as possible every promise made
to the people.
"We promised In the Denver plat
form to reform the rules of the house,
and we have done It. This is an ac
"Our opponents declared that only
under the old rules could the business
of the house be transacted. It was pre
AT THE CAPITAL
Lozimer Investigation Commit
tee Chary of Efficacy of
HEARINGS RESUME 13TH
Large X umber of Additional Wit
nesses Summoned to Appear
Washington, July 3. Practically all
the most Important features of the so
called new evidence developed by the
Helm committee at Springfield have
been gone over by the senate com
mittee which is investigating the cir
cumstances of the election of Senator
Lo rimer. When the public hearings
are resumed on July 13 the committee
will be ready to go back over some of
the ground covered hy the previous
senate committee, and also open up
new lines of inquiry
The principal evidence dug up by the
Helm committee, and which has now
been reviewed !n large part by the
Dillingham committee, has to do with
the sources of the alleged corruption
fund used in the election of Senator
Lorimer. The evidence heard by the
former senate committee, which rec
ommended the exoneration of Senator
Lorimer, dealt entirely with persons
alleged to have profited by the dis
tribution of the corruption fund.
CENTERS AROUND IIINES.
All the testimony heard by the Dil
lingham committee up to date has
evolved around Edward Hines, the
Chicago lumberman accused by Clar
ence S. Funk, general manager of Uv3
International Harvester company, -:f
having asked him to contribute $10,rJ0
to the $100,000 fund used in Lorimer's
One line of inquiry has centered ta
the Funk story. Another has had to
do with boasts said to have besn
made by Mr. Hines regarding his par
in the election of Senator Lorimer. A
third has grown out ,f long distance
telephone conversations held by Mr.
Hines with Senator Lorimer and Go-'r
ernor Deneen the day of Lorimer's
Edward TUden, who was named in
the Funk story as the person to whom
he was told to send the $10,000 coa-
tribution has not been drawn into the
Inquiry In any pther way. Sev8fal
different groups of witnesses
in no way connected with each
other have told stories which involved
Mr. Hines, but no fragment of evi
dence outside of the Funk story has so
far come to light which implicated Mr
TWENTY WITNESSES HEARD.
When the committee took a recess
on Saturday after holding hearings for
dicted that if the committees were
named by the house chaos would re
sult. "We have reformed and liberalized
the rules and elected committees, and
we expedite business and bring Joy to
the hearts of all lovers of the repub
lic. KEEPING PROMISES.
"We promised the people that we
would submit a proposition to amend
the constitution to permit the peoplo
(CoBtlnued on face Foura
2 KILLED, 10 HURT
IN AUTO MISHAPS
Series of Accident in Pennsylvania
Reap Harvest Among Those
Pittsburg, Pa., July S. Two kill
ed and ten persona Injured Is a day's
toll of recreation In this part of the
state. At Clintonville, in Venango
county. Earl Sisney, aged 33. was
crushed to death when an automo
bile turned over. John Hobbs had
both arms fractured, and William
Hutchinson was Injured about the
back and head.
At Angola, N. T., near the New
York and Pennsylvania state line.
Dr. Samuel M. Ziegler of Greenville.
Pr., chief surgeon of the Bessemer
and Lake Erie railroad was tour
ing to Niagara Falls when the steer
ing gear went wrong and the ma
chine went over an embankment. Dr.
Ziegler was killed, Mrs. Ziegler and
their guests, Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Sheparson, were seriously hurt.
Between Ford City and KIttannIng
In Armstrong county, an automobile
plunged . into an embankment and
threw out the occupants. The injured
are Dr. S. A. Jessop, Walter Otto,
Charles Neubert, Earl Dosch and
two weeks a total of twenty witnesses
had been examined. A large number
of others have been subpoenaed and
will be heard when the hearings are
resumed. Several witnesses came to
Washington and after remaining for a
week or more were sent back to Chi
cago to await further instruction from
A Washington paper printed a story
yesterday to the effect that one of the
reasons why the committee abandoned
its plan to go to Chicago next weeii.
was a desire that any perjury prosecu
tions resulting from the inquiry shoull
be conducted In the courts of the Dis
trict of Columbia. The theory was ad
vanced that the committee is skeptical
regarding the efficacy of Cook coun'.y
COTTON CROP IS TO
BE RECORD BREAKER
Season's Growth Will Exceed That of
1010 by One Million Bales,
Washington, July 3. The official
estimates of ...the . cotton, crop report
for 1911 Indicates it will be the larg
est in the history of the country ap
proximating, according . to present
figures made public today, 14,425,
000 bales, exceeding by almost one
million bales the record crop of
KILLS SELF ON SHIP
Thomas L. Ozborn, Illinolsan, Found
Dead in Quarters In Xew York
Washington, July 3. Lieutenant
Thomas L. Ozburn, United States
navy, committed suicide on board the
gunboat Tacoma yesterday at New
York navy yard by shooting. Oz
burn was born in Murphysboro, I1L
SHOCK CURES PARALYTIC
Lightning Said to Have Itestored Use
of Limbs to Fargo IocUr.
Fargo, N. D., July 3. One of the
most remarkable nature cures ever
recorded occurred last Satuday dur
ing the electic storm which struck
this city when Dr. C. H. Geary was
suddenly cured of paralysis by a bolt
Dr. Geary was stricken with par
alysis some time ago and it was
thought his affliction was permanent.
Last Sunday evening during an elec
tric storm a terrific bolt of lightning
struck near his residence, shocking
Dr. Geary severely. Immediately
afterward he found he had recovered
complete control of his limbs. Since
the shock Dr. Geary haa been as ac
tive as he was before he was para
lyzed. He believes firmly that the
lightning cured him.
Paris, France, July 3. Premier Cail
laux has taken over the conduct of the
foreign office pending Foreign Minis
ter De Selves' return from Holland, anj
will direct France's attitude concerning
German intervention in Morocco. It
is not unlikely that, after consulting
with Great Britain, France may send
warships to Agadlr, as the Algeclras
act authorizes policing of the Moroc
can coast by France in conjunction
with Spain. Although the German ac
tion was sudden, France had been an
ticipating a more of some sort by Ger
many because of Spain's extension of
its military operations in the north of
Morocco, a policy which France stead
ily opposed as leading to the idea that
the agreement of Algeclras was dead
and that Morocco was to be dismem
bered. The French press urges the
government to conduct the situation
with a firm hand- i
OF AIR RAGE
Andre Beaumont Proves
the Speediest Performer
in Circuit Contest
WINS $12,500 PURSE
Cross-Channel Flight So. Easy
It Will Be Considered Or
London, July 3. The first half of the
international circuit aviatiou race end
ed today. Andre Beaumont, the French
man, made the speediest trip from
Paris to Hendon, just outside London,
and was awarded the London Stand
ard's prize of $12,500. Gibert, another
Frenchman, won the Dover trophy for
the fastest passage across the English
Only by making the cross-channel
flight under some extraordinary cir
cumstances will any aviator ever be
able hereafter to gain any particular
glory from the feat. After today the
flight must, be considered nn ordinary
affair, for the morning saw no less
than 11 airmen contestants iu Euro
pean circuit race, wing their way
across the channel and alight in Dover
as easily as a flock of birds might have
HIOKAl X CARRIES I'iASOGBK.
Moreover, one of the 11, Reneaux,
carried a passenger In bis biplane. The
morning was perfect, hardly a breath
of wind ruffling the channel as the pick
of Europe's expert aviators beaded
from Calis for this shore. The air was
as still when they landed at Downs
here. A great crowd had surrounded
the landing place in anticipation of the
arrival of the birdmen. They had but
a short time to wait before Vedrlnes
drove his monoplane into view out of a
bank of fleecy clouds that hung low
over the channel.
" tX'jf fs"eOACEFlXXY.
He made the circuit of the aerodrome
and landed gracefully. The flight from
Calais was accomplished in about half
an hour. The other contestants fol
lowed in quick succession. Seven mon
oplanes were almost bunched, then
came two biplanes, and another mono
plane brought up the rear. Every
thing went as orderly as a horse race
meeting. One by one the machines ap
peared over the trees, Bwept down to
the aerodrome, circled it and landed
without a semblance of a mishap.
There was none of the excitement
that had characterized previous cross
channel flights, nor were the aviators
exhausted. Instead, they crawled from
their aeroplanes and calmly walked
away with friendu, while their ma
chines were taken to hangers and over
hauled. Soon after tho last of the 11
landed the wind freshened, and it was
decided to Btart immediately on the
next stage of the contest, to Shoreham; '
thence to London. Tho start was ac
cordingly made, and with the same pre
cision that characterized the arrival at
Dover. The machines left at two min
ute intervals. A number of army offi
cers wero deeply Interested spectator
at today's flight across the channel.
TO I.ANH IVAIilfi KOIK E,
Comments are freely made as to the
possibility, granting the coutinued de
velopment of the aeroplane, of landing
an invading force on British territory
by their use. Vedrlnes arrived at
Shoreham at 7:19. followed by all the
others except Train and Gibert The
former descended at Xew Haven and
the latter at East liounie. Again Ved
rlnes led tho way, starting for Hendon
EUGENE F. WARE PASSES
Former Pension Oornmihloner IIes
Suddenly in (Vilorado.
Colorado Springs. Col., July 3.
Eugene F. Ware, known by the pen
name of "Ironquill," died here yes
terday after a few minutes' illness.
Mr. Ware was born in Connecticut
in 1841 and served the union cause
during the civil war, leaving as cap
tain. He was later admitted to the
bar In Kansas and was elected to the
state senate. From 1902 to 1905 he
was United States pension commis
sioner. Mr. Ware was a member ot
many societies and was the author
of "Tbe Rise and Fall of the Sa
loon," "The Lyon Campaign and
History of the First Iowa Infantry,"
"The Indian Campaign of IH61."
"Iihyrnes of Ironfjuill" (13th edition
In 1908) and translations from the
French and Latin.
Atlanta, Oa., July 3. General
Clement A. Evans, former comman
der in chief of the United Confed
erate Veterans, died at his horns
here yesterday afteracon after an ex-,
tended Illness with muscular rheuma
tlsm. Since his early manhood ha
had been prominent in tbe affairs cf
Georgia, military, business, civil and
in the work cf the Methodist church
of which he was a minister for 25
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