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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 229.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1911. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NORTHERN TOWNS SWEPT BY
FLAMES: LOSS OF LIFE HEAVY
Oscoda and Au Sable,
Mich., in Ashes Peo
Driven into water
Steamers Go to Rescue Fires
Raging in Ontario Much
Detroit, July 12. The des'ructlon of
iA.u Sable and Oscoda and a half mil
lion dollar fire at Alpena, which was
not due to forest Area, probably caused
exaggerated reports yesterday of heavy
damage and possible loss of lives in
forest fires In northern counties of th1?
'southern peninsula of Michigan. The
towns along the Detroit & Mackinac
railroad suffered considerable damage,
but many of the towns that last night
were reported burning are today re-
ported safe. These include I.cwUton.
confirm rumors of loss of lif.
termaster General Rogers of the st;f:e
militia made hurried preparations to!
forward a supply of tents to Oscoda to
give temporary shelter to th" homeless
pt-ople there. !
FOIR BODIES FOISD.
Detroit, July 12. The burned bodies !
of three men and a woman are repored :
found today near the railroad tra.ks
at Au Sable. The four apparently weic
Reading for the open held when ovti-i
Bay City, Mich., July 12. The twin!
towns of Oscoda and Au Sable, opio 4
eite each other at the mouth of "
Au Sable river, and having a combine
population of I.Sim) people, an in a Tie ; ;
while such of its inhabitants as h!iv ,
not escaped on board th.? ste-un- r ;
Kongq or on relief trains are shelter-
less in the swamps about t he utill burn
At midnight last night a eir'oad -f
food, hastily collected here by Major
"Woodruff and a volunteer couimittee.
was dispatched to tho two cities. One
thousand two hundred persons re-
m Inert airmnd-t-he ght-.-liwnin-XWw
their homed They had nothing to 'eat
fcince yesterday noon. No loss of life
is reported, although the lire, under the
influence of a 50-mile wind, spread v i.h
such rapidity that men and woma!
dashed from their houses, dropping
such bundles of valuables ;md clotl.t-.K
as they had started to pack. j
lake: as a hi:fh;i
Many people living on the shore side !
of the town started for Fafety a'"u r j
the beach, but within 10 minutes the)
heat was so intense they were dii-ea
into the water and continued their way
wauing along tne snore.
The heaviest losers are II. M
Louds' Sons Co, of which Conrc-?
man George A. Ixjud, of the- 1'iih Mich
igan district, is the head. The com
pany's loss is nearly three Quarters i i
a million dollars. Its property ce!
slsted of n lumber yard, several ml'i-.
fctorea and residenfes,
.The total losses
Diobablv . will exceed S1.,jh ''hi i. Th
f re oriMnart d in a slab yard iu Os.-o.ii !
and iu half an hour the entire tor-1: j
was in tlames.
KIKK J I'. MI'S STHKAI.
The fire quickly jumped the Au Sat-?
river and soon Au Sable alo was iu
the grip of the blaze th:it reached the
towu limits ou every side. A s;;e-
ciai train carry ins fire apparatus from ton was awegea to nave aousen ins ; Coincident with the acknowledge
Jiay City and Alpena in response t j a privilege as a lawyer by aiding and j ment of this enormous loss, which
call for help from that city, iumri-o ! abetting Horatio V.'. Bottomley, an j bankers openly termed a defalcation.
the track la trying to pas aroui.;. "-;
towns aJid was held until midnight;
leiore the track was repa.reu.
A high wind was general throughout ,
northern Michigan last night and froi.i
all over the district came reports o
heavy fires fanned to hue proportions
by 40 to 6-ruile breezes. The tow n ( f
lewiston has a tire on its borders ar-d
the population is fighting it.
TWO CAAIV TOWNS WHT.I OCT.
Toronto, July 12. A sT retch of
PARCELS POST FAVORED BY-FARMER;-EXPRESS
CONCERNS ARE OPPOSED
Washington, D. C , July 12. T
farmers and other rural d
th iwinln- mvrii"hi!minrlv favor
establishment of a general parcel,
loi-t.' This fact has been demontrt er has wasted its time on puGlic
ed '.o the satisfaction of tho d. -mocrc-'ic hearings, but has wielded I's pow;
inemler of the Uoyd s'iu commit te j of opposition silently and successfully
which is investigating the feasl&il '.yi through underground political chan
cf a j.rrce'.s post system. neis.
The s-.ib-commitiee resumed its fs-j The unanimity with which the farin
r:ons today, wheu orpcents of ihJers of the country are demanding a
arUu Liils providing a paeKage i .ir- paroeis pot has surprised some of the
ryir.j sjstem were heard. .members of the sub-committee.
in general it is supposed that hej ."There is no doubt, said Chairman
opponents will represent local re'a.l j Lloyd, "that the farmers want a par
dealers' associations, travelic-j; mn 3 ' cei post. Their representatives and
oigauizations a'ici some metiopo'i'.a i j t!:c ir petitions say they want It and 1
wholesale establishments, ail of Luu venture to say there not a member
have been deluging congress with p "ii-jof congress who has not been deluged j of Fargo, X. D.. was elected imperial
tions antagonistic to a. parrels pos j with letters from his rural constituent j potentate, and William J. Cunningham
i:pkkss roMi'AMi'.s chief foes. ; urging the passage of parcels cost i) (of BaJ'Tiftra. imnriaj J-ouur --n-Gf
couroe the ciiKf opioaiUca o a'isluiivC." late.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Malta
Generally fair tonight and Thurs
day, cooler tonight.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 68. Highest
yesterday, 97, lowest last night 60.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 7 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 26,
at 7 a. m. 5 0.
Stage of water 1.5, a rise of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERFER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:27, rises 4:36: moon rises
8 .56 r- m.
300 miles of woodland in northern
Ontario was swept by forest fires
raging above North bay. Many
deaths are reported and property
loss is enormous. Three towns
were wiped out and scores of mining
camps destroyed. Thousands of min
ing prospectors fed before the
flames. The destruction of Cochrane,
a town or mnanuams on ine
"jran'I 1 runs J rnsi:oui:uruiiii, o
1 item ly i uutpif if . --vii umo t
. l . . .-. . 1 . 411 rtn i.i I i i f mm
Dome to Whitney townships were
burned. forcing hundreds to the
lakes and rivers.
OTIIP.lt TOWNS THRK 1TK.SP.D.
Altrer. on the Michigan Centni,
and Turner are also in danger. Re
ports v.e.c received at Alpena th it
Uolten and Metz, which years ago
were wiped out, are aga'n threatened
;ts is alro Millorpburg, a town cf
about eighteen hundred. As She
boygan a mound of sawdust has been
burning for a v ek and railroad of-
fici.ili renort !h.. i rlner from
1)Urnint? sawdust being carried
through the air by higii winds. In
Ft aver township. Crawford county,
tt'V'-rai farm houses and, the town
hall vieie burned.
IH HMMi IV KVKHV DIRECriOV.
! 1 n Monta orency county extensive
fo'pst fires are damaging property
;iik! several points report extreme
danger from high winds. There is
muej. anxiety in nay city regarding
fire conditions. Last reports from
Grayling, Itoscommon, Wolverine
I and Gaylord.by telenhcyj? are..to the
euect taai ioresr nres are ournin
every direction but none of these
! towns is in immediate danger.
Illltn IIIHIIES OV STJREETS.
Bay City, July 12. A. P.' Jacobs, i
Chicago traveling man, who was
! among tho refugees coming to
Cry today, Hays there were reports of
a number of bodies burned and blacl."-
i pM'il hevonri recognition found iit,rv
the strr;ts of Oscoda and Au Sable
. ,Tnu PDIDDCM'C
fitlY I Ull, Unlr I LIl O
Ixmdon Attorney Supendetl From)
I'ractice fr a Vear for Mis-condu-t
London, July 12. Arthur Newton,
who was found uilt' of professional
misconduct iu his defense for wife
murder of Dr. Crippen, by a com-
mittee of the Law society, was to- !
i j .. j i ' j .
j uav u;-ieiiueu uuuj yriieiite ior one
ad ordered by the divisional ;
editor, to publish false
i regarding the case. Justice Darling,
iu announcing his decision, said the
ca(ie disoioKC-d the gravest state of i
affairs, absolutely inconsistent with j
public advantage. Crippen. he Eaid,
was not defended as he should have
been with a view purely to his de-fen.-o.
The case had been conducted
largely for the purpose of making
copy for newspapers which subscrib
ed money for the defense.
.panels post is known to be the ex-
l'ers i'f'I'tss companies, Dt me memoers ci
ifiw t.i a - , .. .m k. - a it n n ..
... ivujuuiicc "in ur euioocu il tLX J
. The express lobbv
pears in opposition.
NOW THE BELIEF
Big Losses From Speculating
Result in $1,500,000
NUMBER BANKS INVOLVED
Late Head of Peavey Firm Had Been
Called ITpon for Accounting
by Holding Concern.
Chicago, July 12. It was a series of
big losses In speculative plunging in
the wheat and oats pits that culmina
ted in a shortage of nearly $1,500,000
and in the tragic death of James Pettlt
In the lake at Highland park. Revela
tion yesterday of the extent to which
Mr. Pettit, president and general man
ager of the Peavey Grain company,
was involved with four Chicago banks
and with his backers, the Peavey in
terests of Minneapolis, lessened the
force of denials that Mr. Pettits death
The shortage in the grain company's
affairs is not-yet absolutely determin-
ed. The figures given by F. H. Peavey counts, covers four propositions laid
& Co., the parent company of Minne- i before the public by Lewis in which
apolis, . 000.000, are considered small. he is alleged to have obtained sev
I.ocal estimates run far above that.' It eral million dollars by misleading
is probable that the final audit will ' statements circulated through the
show the shortage at nearlv half as i mails. Lewis recently put his cor-
i much more.
Pettit's insurance is said to aggre
gate $70,000 of life and $30,000 of acci
dent insurance. It is believed the ac
cident companies will contest payment.
TI KX ASSKT. 0Klt TO HAXKSf
It is expected that F. H. Peavey &
Co. will turn over to a committee of
Chicago and Minneapolis bankers as-
rets sufficient for the protection of the
$1,400,000 of outstanding commercial I
f'p1'" yJL uu o.anuu v unni iu- j
. i i -1 . . i . . , i i
Pai'er- 1Uiii wivruuuvu ai :
subsffiuent meeting of the banking
i' became known that three months
ago F. II. Peavey & Co. had fixed July j
15 as the date when Pettit should ren
tier an accountine of the business af
fairs of the grain company.
hemindei) of setti.ement. j "nt, reassembled today to inquire
On July 1 he was reminded of the i ,Dt alleged attempts of the Guggen
impending settlement. j heims or other interests to "monopo-
"If I close out my trades, the affairs 1 lize Alaska." Though not subpoe
of the grain company will thow a small j naed, Secretary Fisher was allowed
loss." Pettit is said to have told the ; to raake a statement In which he de
F. H Peavey & Co. representatives. ; clared his conclusion that the pub
"Close oat regardless of a loss. We j lic interests had not been jeopardiz
wiil stand it We want in fcnnw a-her ! ed b' anything done in the Alaska
ti Ppavwv 1 1 V u 1 r) (-nmnoTii: t. f . n I i
said to have been the reply.
This renewal of the demand for an
accounting was received by the dece
dent only a week before his death. On
next Saturday, had he lived, he would
have been compelled to tell the direc
tors of the parent concern of his defal
cation of the million or more dollars.
PAMPQ WPnQ nPPnRrnCA Utt"u nanoonanou mrougn r, agriculture, inierior, ana com
CMmCo WCUo ULuUnuUoAja monopoly on the water front of jmerre and labor, should be urged to
PriTsJe C-eremony for Oi-ratic Mars
Performed in Paris Today.
Paris July 12. Madame Eames and
Emilie DeGogorsa were married at the
city hall today. The ceremony wai
Shriners to Los Angeles.
Rochester, N. Y.. July 12. Los Au
geles was today selected for the next
session of the imperial council cf ;he
shriners in 1912. John Frsnk Treat
Federal Grand Jury In
dicts Former St. Louis
Money, It Is Charged, Accumu
lated on Strength of Mis
St. Louis, July 12. E. G. Lewis un
til recently publisher of a number of
magazines and promoter, was indicted
by a special federal grand jury today
on a charge of fraudulant use of mails.
The indictment, containing 12
THING IN TRUST MONSTERS
poration in the hands of trustees,
with sole power to handle them for
CKKUITORS IV ATTACK.
j Certain creditors then attacked
the trustees in the federal court by
I asking that a receiver be appointed.
Washington, July 12. Secretary
of the Interior Fisher was the most
(.Are,li,n(-.1,. nrnsnt-ftlve witness nre-
; ent when the house committee on
1 expenditures of the interior depart-
Fisher asked the rommittee
to hasten the inquiry into the al
leged "Dick to Dick" letter, which
cannot now be found in the depart
Washington, July 12. Although
many denials have been made that
government officials intend to per
mit the Guggenheim interests to con
trol Alaskan transportation through.
Controller bay in that territory, the j
administration - has decided to let
congress reach its own conclusions
and every scrap of Information re
lating to the matter will be sent to
the senate as soon as possible.
F.MAI A FI LI, ErOSE.
While President Taft ,and the
members of his cabinet have voiced
the opinion that an investigation will
show nothing resembling such an at
tempt to favor the Guggenheim in
terests an attempt in which the
names of C P. Taf, the president's
brother, and former Secretary of the !
Inferior BalHnser have been counled i
i tier determined that every effort I
LAID CASE IS
HIGH SCHOOL AS
Education Association Advises
Revision of College Entrance
BUILDING OF CITIZENSHIP
Held Courses Should Be Flexible at
Time When Youth -iust Dis
cover His Bent. .
San Francisco, July 12. Interest
among the delegates to the National
Educational association convention
centered today in the meeting of the
national council on education, where
adjustment of relations between sec
ondary schools and colleges was dis
cussed by G. W. A. Luckey. University
of Nebraska, and Otis W. Caldwell,
University of Chicago.
TELI.S VAI.I E OF" HIGH SCnOOLS.
Declaring that "the high school to
day Is the arena in which our greatest
educational problems should be worked
out," the department on high schools
presented its report. The report was
in line with the request made last year
by the department on high schools that
the colleges revise their entrance re
quirements in such a way that the irTgh
schools might meet modern needs.
Considering some of the special func-
i tions of the high school, the report
"The high school must instruct every
student in the elements of good citizen
ship. This duty cannot be delegated
to the college because there is no guar
antee that any particular student will !
actually go to college.
"High school courses must be flexi
ble, for the high school period is the
time for the youth to discover his bent.
"Broad vocational instructions should
find place in the high school to prepare
SIIOl I.I TEACH IIOHR SCIENCE.
"Mechanics, arts, agriculture of
household science should be recognized !
as rational elements in the education
of all boys and girls, and especially of
those who have not chosen their vo
cations. High school attendance in this
country has increased almost fourfold
within the last 20 years.
"If the colleges will recognize the
true function of the hih school this
marvelous growth will continue una
bated and the American high school
will become an institution unparal
leled as a factor for democratic living.
It is doubtful whether any nation ever
before possessed such an opportunity."
should be made to clear the situa
tion. At the regular session of the cab
inet yesterday the Controller bay af
fair was discussed. It was decided !
that all the departments interested, i
war, agriculture, interior, and com-
make their reports on the case as!
i -,. ... i
ijuii.Kiy as possioie. !
MILL OFF Kit A 1. 1. DOt IMETS.
It was said that all the docu
mentay evidence in the case prob
j ably will be in the president's hands1
early next week and that it will be
in the president's hands early next j
week and that It will be sent immed-!
lately to the senate. j
Although In response to a senate i
resolution the documents will go to
that body, the house committee on
ment, which has started an Invest!
eation of ItJi own. rr.av crarr.ino,
tJi&nj if it so duires.
BALLOONS REACH ALTITUDE
22.000FEET; ST, LOUIS WINS
Poet Riley Gives Home
City Site for Library
Indianapolis, July 12. James
Whitcomb Riley has given to the In
dianapolis board of school commis
sioners the property known as the
Landers homestead and the house ad
joining, at the northwest corner of
Pennsylvania and St. Clair streets,
and has bought from Mrs. Amanda
P. Sweet, widow of Samuel E.
Sweet, the property directly north,
which he will also give to the board.
All of the property given by Mr. Ri
ley will be used, with property al
ready owned and to be acquired by
the board, as a site for a public li
brary building and administration
building for the public schools.
Mr. Riley's gift has not been an
nounced formally by the board, but
it is understood the gift is uncondi
tional. The total value of the gift
proposed by Mr. Riley is estimated
by the school board at about $75,
000. 1,277 DEATHS FROM
HEAT IN HEW YORK
AH Former Records Exceeded 17
Kxpire in Pliiladelphla Dur
New York, July 12. Although there
was a gradual break in the heat wave
today 20 deaths were reported du--
ing the morning hours. Deaths from
heat up to midnight numbered 23,
bringing the total during 10 days of
extreme heat to 1,277. This beats all
Philadelphia, July 12. Seventeen
deaths from heat prostration were re
ported during the morning.
WOMEN ARE SCORED
BY SEE'S ATTORNEY
Wives of Four of Jurors Anion;;
Those Leaving Court Itoom
Chicago, July 12. It is expected tho
See case will go to the jury today.
Attorney Cantwell, iu closing for the
defense, cried "shame" at women who,
he said, had come to the trial day af';r
day to listen to "unclean, unhoiy
things." Cantwell added: "They fill.rl
their low minds with revolting detail.-
Shame on them, I say. Gentlemen f t
the jury, I'm glad none of your wivd
and bisters were here."
A number left the room at this, and
Cantwell was informed that four if
them were wives of jurors.
Grain Dealers Meet,
Des Moines, July 12. The Eastern
Grain Dealers' association opened it
annual convention here today, Pr'::
dtnt Patton of Newton, owa, pre-ul
Unconscious Nine Months.
Kloomington, July 12. After beiir
unconscious nine months following
stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Nelson,
O.j, wife of a prominent physician,
died here today.
'T - .1
OHIO GIRL OF 13 HOLDS UP A BANK
TO GET MONEY TO BUY A NEW DRESS
Akron, Ohio, July 12. Edna Peeb
les, aged 13, of Akron late yester
day afternoon entered the bank of
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, four miles
north of here, and at the point of
a revolver ordered the bookkeeper
tc open the vaujt and turn the money
over to her. On the pretense that
he did not know the couib'natiori,
the employe of the institution per
suaded her to leave.
Half an hour later she was ar
rested by Marshal Williams iu a re
mote part of the town while attempt
ing to make her escape by walking
back to this city.
"I wanted money with which to
buy nice dresses," the girl told Mar
shal Williams and Oilicjala of the
bank. "1 have never hud any and
made up my mind to rob the bank."
Shortly after 4 o'clock the girl
leisurely walked Into the bank,
which is located on Front strt. the
Necessary Rise Above,
Clouds to Escape
IN THE BENNETT RACE
Two Missouri City Pilots Will
Represent United States in
Kansas City, Mo., July It. With
the balloons 8t Louis IV.. and th
Million Population Club, both of St.
Louis, re6t the honors of winning
first and second places in the nat
ional elimination balloon race, which
started from here Monday and to
two St. Louis pilots falls the right
of Joining Allan R. Hawley of New
York in representing the United
States in the international races for
the James Gordon Dennett cup
The altitude record of the race as
well as the distance record Is be
lieved to have been made by Lieu
tenant Lahm and Lieutenant Hart,
pilot and aid in the St. Louis IV.,
whose instruments recorded a maxi
mum altitude of 22,000 feet. Hart
said the entire trip was made be
tween 16,000 and 22,000 feet from
the earth and It was necessary at
times to rise above the clouds to get
away from the severe thunder
storms. WHERE TIIEY LANDKn.
All of the aeronauts had thrilttnn
and trying experiences, but so far as
Is known none of th participants
has met with any serious accidents.
The locations In which the bal
loons landed and the unofficial dis
tances made by them, according to
reports received last evening follow:
Miss Sonla, William V. Assman,
pilot, and John M. O'Reilly, aid, rep
resenting the St. Louis Aero club,
landed near Franklin Park, a suburb
of Chicago, distance 44 5 mllee.
Buckeye, J. H. Wade, Jr., pilot,
and R. II. Hitchcock, aid, represent
ing the Cleveland Aero club of
Cleveland, landed four miles east of
New Holland, III., distance 315
Topeka. IT., Frank M. Jacobs, pi
lot, and Raffe Emerson, aid. repre
senting the Western association of
Topeka. landed near a Harpe, 111.,
distance 190 miles.
New York. Clifford B. Harmon, pi
lot and Augustus Post, aid, repre
senting the Aero club of New York,
landed at Fremont, Iowa, distance
Kansas City, Captain H. E. Honey
well, pilot, and John Watts, aid,
representing the Kansas City Aero
club; landed near LUidy, Iowa; dis
tance 150 miles.
YOUTH AND BRIDE
MURDERED IN HOME
llaiuier. Wash-, Police AuthorilJca
Have Mystery to Solve Yl
uahlcN I'ntoiK lied.
Tacoma, Wash., July 12. With
their heads mashed by an axe wield
ed by an unknown murderer, Archie
Coble, a clerk, aged 25, and his 17-year-old
bride, Nettle, were found
dead last night In their home a Kal
nier. Coble's watch and other val
uables were untouehed and apparent
ly nothing was taken from the
house. Coble lived in Kalnier six
yeaiB. Hid wife came from Michi
gan. Dynamite Kills 10.
Frankfort on-Main. July 10. Ten
persons were killed and 20 seriousl r
injured by an explosion of dynamite
In a factory tolay.
main business thoroughfare at Cuya
hoga FsiIIh. and asked for the ch1i
ier, .1. N. Wolflnger, whose name she
had learned at the po:t office only a
few minutes before. Wolfluger hap
pened to be out and D. H. Gensemer,
the bookkeeper, ws In charge.
"live me the money that's In
those vaults," said th- girl, with the
gun within three feet of the head of
the trembling employe.
Genserner argued that the vault!
were closed and that he did not
know the combination, mak'tig it Irn
pOKilih: for him to comply with the
"Then Kiv" me what you have in
your pockets and be ,ulck about It,"
the g'rl commanded.
"Tin i-'.rry," said tie bookkeeper,
"but I have no money whatever
With the gun titlll covering Gens
mer the. girl backed to the front dooi
and raD down the street.