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TUESDAY, XOVEMBER 5, 1912. TWELVE PAGES,
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 16.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Day is Marked by Fair
Weather in Various
EARLY POLL IS HEAVY
Outcome of Legislative Fight Is
Causing Much Speculation
BOSTON, NOV. 5. TAFT CAR
RIED ACU8HNET, THE FIRST
TOWN IN THE COUNTRY HEARD
FROM. THE VOTE: ROOSEVELT,
60; TAFT, 104: WILSON, 52. IN 1908
THE TOWN GAVE BRYAN 12 AND
FOR GOVERNOR, WALKER. REP
RESENTATIVE. CARRIED ACUSH
NET BY 85 VOTES TO 37 FOR
BIRD, PROGRESSIVE. AND 38 FOR
FOSS. DEMOCRAT. IN 1911 FOSS
RECEIVED 25 AND FROTHINGHAM,
NORWELL, MASS., NOV. 5.
ROOSEVELT, 104; TAFT, 97? WIL
New York, Nov. Chairman Dixon
said: "The vote so far Is the heaviest
ever known, and the majority has
been for Roosevelt."
Chairman McCombs: "Advices from
every' state at noon contain the same
glowing reports of a sweeping victory
for Wilson and Marshall."
There were no predictions at repub
lican national headquarters. Chair
man HUles was net accessible to news
papermen. Cries of fraud were raised
by Progressive County Chairman Bird.
He said progressive watchers were be
ing barred at several polling places .
HejDrtg to national
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principal pintles bore out press reports
of heavy voting In northern, central
and western states.
Chicago. Nov. 6. With the gover
nnmhlp and control of the state as
ti'intily In the balance, as well as an
unprecedented triple presidential con-j
tct, Illinois started out today to cast
a record vote. Perfect weather prom
ised to continue throughout the day.
The critical point for the, state Is
the legislature. The election of a
strong squad of progressive members,
v!th the balance close between dem
oriats and republicans, might mean a
diadlcck In the house over Its organ
ltatlon and a deadlock over the elec
tion of two United States senators.
More than five thousand men, po
lice, private detectives and volunteer
watchers are cn guard at the polls
in the city of Chicago. Many precincts
al'owed a heavy early vote cast.
Signs of unusual earnestness pre
vailing came In dispatches telling of
a crush at soma precincts In Aurora
o great that doors and windows were
pushed In. EUewhere diphtheria at a
house where the ballot box had been
taken did not prevent voting. Elec
tion paraphernalia waa fumigated and
The heaviest vote ever polled in the
history of the county was Indicated
by reports from political managers in
eery part of the nation. Generally
favorable weather conditions prevail
ed at noon, although the Dakotas,
northern Michigan and western Mon
tana reported snow flurries.
HAI SO lllUHOCF. i
In certain sections of the middle
nest, particularly southern Illinois, a
tliruatvned rain failed to check the
rteady march to the polls. Throughout
Ohio much scratching waa reported.
Practically no disturbances were re
ported from any section of the coun
try. Few arrests for violation of law
were made. In Chicago nine-tenths of
the voters rejected the voting ma
chines and Insisted on paper ballots,
Men were easier and safer to change
from straight tickets.
Scratching of ballots and splitting
developed to an extraordinary extent
BALLOT IJf BARREL).
Elgin, Not. 5 Voting In Elgin waa
so heavy this morning the judges In
several precincts had to call upon the
election commissioners for extra boxes.
In some instances It was Impossible
to procure additional boxes, and as a
result sugar barrels with a hole cut in
the top were used.
Pol l I Mi PL AC-E Bt RM:t).
Aurora. 111.. Nov. 6. Voters literal
ly stormed the polls here today. In
some precincts doors and windows
were pushed in. In one country pre
cinct the polling place caught flr and
burned with contents, but voter wait
ed until the judges hurried to town
for a new supply of ballots.
Peoria.- 111., Nov. 5. There was a
tremendous early vote In the city and
county, with general scratching.
New York. Nov. 5. A record vote la
expected in New York City and the
state today. Early returns are look
tii for particularly froui tuffalo.
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
RaJn . this afternoon and tonight,
Wednesday cloudy. Not much change ;
la temperature. i
Temperature at 7 a. m, 46. Highest
yesterday, 69, lowest last night. 43.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles ;
pel hour. i
Precipitation, none i
Relative humidity at 1 p. m., 61, at j
7 a m., 77. i
Stage of water, 3.2, no change ic .
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:52. rises 6:37. Evening ;
stars: Mermry. Venus. Jupiter. Morn-j
lng stars: Saturn, Mara.
Rochester, Syracuse, Utlca, Troy and
Llmira, where voting macnlnes are be
in? used. It Is predicted the vote in
the city and state for president and
governor will be known by 9 this
Denver, Col., Nov. 6. Early indica
tions point to the heaviest vote in Den
Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 5. Weather
conditions are ideal and the largest
vote ever cast In Utah is expected.
Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 5. The fight be
tween Roosevelt and Taft insures a
large turnout. For the first time in
16 years Davidson, republican. Is hav
ing a close run for congress.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 5. Voting in
.Milwaukee began with a rush at 6 a. m.
The labor vote is heavy.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 5. Predic
tions for a record vote appeared cer
tain when a heavy early vote was cast.
Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 5. Early reports,
erpecially in workingmen's precincts,
were a heavy vote polled with much
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 6. Voters
were out early and a heavy vote is in
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 5. Long
lines of voters greeted the opening of
Newark. N. J., Nov. 5. Reports In-1
uuubuwij ueavy vole m lue
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now clwt t f in lnw m-h rh InH fltl.ona tr
new election law, which led citizens to
nt gleet to register in October, -after
having voted In the September pri
maries, resulted in the disfranchise
ment of probably seven thousand resi
dents of Hudson county alone. The
loss will affect more democrats than
De Moines, Iowa, Nov. 6. Every
man in Des Moines who gets within a
pc lling place before the hour of clos
ing has a right to vote was the ruling
of County Auditor Frase to The elec
tion judges today. A heavy morning
votes characterized the first hours at
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 6 When the
polls opened voters stood in line at
nearly every booth in the crty. A rec
ord vote Is anticipated.
Philadelphia, Pa, Nov. 5. Voting In
the early hours was heavy. A record
vcte Is expected.
Wheeling. W. Va, Nov. 6. Voting in
West Virginia began briskly as soon as
the polls opened. Indications are for
a record vote.
Doeton, Mass, Nov. 5. Massachu
setts' army of voters began to march
to the polls before the rising of the
sun. A vote exceeding a half mil
lieu is indicated.
Portland. Maine, Nov. 5. With fa
vorable weather Maine expected to
cum the greatest vote in a presidential
Concord, N. H, Nov. 6. Interest in
state and presidential candidates
promised a vote above normal in New
Montpeller, Vt, Nov. 5. A small . t'ae b'rth of three sons, named William
vote on the presidential election is the Howard Taft Kyler, Theodore Roose
prospect In Vermont. None of the par- velt Kyler and Woodrow Wilson Kyler.
ties made a vigorous campaign. ; In the president's name. Assistant
KENTUCKY ' Scretary Brahany today sent a tele-
IhIrvIIIp Kv v-,v r.uw.!ram to the parents expressing
Kentucky's early voters went to the
polls in a drizzling rain. Political
managers are not discouraged.
Austin, Texas, Nov. 5. With the
usual democratic majorities regarded
as certain, only a light vote will be
tolled In Texas.
Little Rock. Ark, Nov. 5. Early in
d cations are the vote in Arkansas will
be unusually light. Election of the
democratic ticket is conceded.
New Orleans, La, Nov. 6. Louisi
ana's usual democratic majority la be
ing given to Wilson.
Oklahoma City. Okia, Nov. 6. A
large vote is being polled in Okla
Baltimore. Md, Nov. 5. The ra
pidity with which ballots were cast this
corning indicated a heavy vote.
Topeka, Kan, Nov. 5. It U expected
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OUTCOME PROMPTLY AND ACCURATELY.
Washington, Nov. 5. Residents of
the nation's capital have no voting
franchise, so while voters of the coun
try are going to the polls for their
favorite candidates, Washingtonians
are contenting themselves with cast
ing straw votes. Hundreds of poll
ing places In the District of Columbia
opened at sunrise. Men and women
are voting. Chief Moore, of the
weather bureau was happy today
when forecasters over the country re
ported his predictions of generally
fair weather for election day are being
made good. It is estimated seven
thousand government employes left
the city to go home to vote.
KansaB will pool the heaviest vote in
Omaha, Neb, Nov. 5. Reports from
the city and state are that a record
breaking vote will be cast.
Minneapolis, Minn, Nov. 6. The
early forecast was for a heavy vote.
St. Paul, Nov. 5. Rain and snow
over Minnesota and were general at
an early hour, but at 9 the sun dis
sipated the clouds In Minneapolis and
Si. Paul. There was heavy voting
Kansas City, MoT, Nov. 5. The early
vote was unusually heavy.
St. Louis, Mo, Nov. 6. Rain began
falling in Missouri at 9 o'clock.
Grand Forks, N. 'D, Nov. 5. De
spite snow flurries, there is a heavy
vote locally in the presidential elec
Portland, Ore, Nov. 5. An all-day
rain storm threatened when election
Helena, Mont, Nov. 5. The weather
is clear and cool. Indicating more than
ninety thousand votes will be cast in
Seattle. Wash, Nov. 5. Voters are
F.r.ing to the polls in a rain.
Wilmington. Del, Nov. 5. The larg
ept vote ever polled in Delaware la
New Haven, Conn, Nov. 5. The
early hours saw heavy voting.
Montgomery, Ala, Nov. 5. Alabama
is conceded to Wilson.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 6. So bitter
is the fight in a three-cornered pri
mary race for United States senator
that little attention is being paid to
the national ticket.
HERE IS A SURE WINNER
Father Names Triplet Sons Taft,
Roosevelt and Wilson.
Washington, Nov. 6. Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Kyler of Denison, Texas, sent a
telegram to President Taft, received
today at the White house, announcing
to the parents expressing the
wish that the triplets would live long1
Detroit Grand Jury to Act.
Detroit, Nov. 5. The Wayne coun
ty circuit court today granted the ap
plication of the prosecuting attorney
for a grand Jury to investigate alleg -
ed civic crimes and misdemeanors.
The subjects for investigation include
the recent Detroit aldermanic bribery
scandal and alleged ice, fruit milk,
plumbing and builders' trusts.
KILL IN KENTUCKY
Lexington, Ky, Nov. 5. Two men
were killed as the result of quarrels
at election booths in Kentucky today.
In Lee county Constable Campbell
was killed. Two men were arrested
charged with the crime.
In Anderson county Green Bowen
was ki.led by County Magistrate Sat-
j terlee, it is charged.
Next President Plumps
Straight One at Home
FEELS LIKE SCHOOL KID
Roosevelt Announces New Party
Will Live No Matter the
Princeton, Nov. 5. Governor Wil
son "made no secret of the fact he in
tended to vote the straight democrat
ic ticket. On the day which he Is
conspicuously before the nation the
governor was asked how he felt.
"I-feeMik a-bojr out of school,",
he replied, wltha sigh of relief,' for
he admitted that the campaign had
been a hard physical strain. His
scalp wound didn't bother him, he
said. Tonight a small party will be
at the Wilson home to hear the re
turns by private wire.
Princeton, Nov. 5. Wilson voted a
straight democratic ticket at 10:51 In
the interior of an engine house. He
was In the voting booth four minutes
and remarked as be came out that the
ballot was so big he "had a haTtl time
finding the democratic electors."
Wilson posed for camera men be
side the ballot box. His ballot was
FIGHT TO GO ON.
New York, Nov. 5. Whatever hap
pens at the polls today the progres
sive party Is to continue its organiza
tion and party leaders will meet in
Chicago Dec. 10 to make plans with
this end in view. The propaganda of
speeches and literature will be con
tinued through a permanent organiza
tion known as the "progressive lyce
ura." "I would say most emphatically,"
Roosevelt . writes, "that the progres
sive party is to continue after election.
We are going to elect men to con
gress; we are going to elect senators
and governors; we are going to con
tinue the progressive party and the
principles It stands for."
ROOT CINCHED, HE SAYS.
Roosevelt cast his vote at his polling
place in a fire truck house shortly af
ter noon. A flashlight was taken of
Roosevelt as be dropped his ballot into
the box. -
His ballot was 265. "I think I cinch
ed Senator Root last night," said
Roosevelt, referring to his attack on
the senator and John G. Millburn,
Louis Marshall and William Guthrie,
New York lawyers, in a speech at
Oyster Bay., "fm not through with
these four gentlemen, either, whatever
the outcome of the election may be. I
wish they had made their statements
30 days ago. If they had, I would have
hammered them and their supporters
out of the ring."
A platform on which Colonel Roose
velt was sitting with a number of
friends at Oyster Bay yesterday after
noon gave way, but no one was injured
i""1 colonel was doused wtth water
' frr m a n f rhar that u-a : rtn a tahla
TAFT VOTE SIX BALLOTS.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 5. President
Taft took the full allotted five min
utes when he voted shortly after noon.
He voted six separate ballots, five of
which were devoted to local affairs.
MARSHALL. VOTES STRAIGHT.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 5. Gover
nor Marshall voted the straight demo
35 Years for Attacking Girt.
Green Bay, Wis., Nov. 5. John Mur
ray, aged 27, was sentenced today to
35 years in state prison by Judge
Monahan after pleading guilty of at
tacking a 12-year-old girl. The court
said he felt it his duty to rid the
' community of such men.
BACK BOMB PLOT
Indianapolis, Nor. 6. Letters, which
the government charged showed that
Frank C. Webb, New York, wrote to
J. J. McNamara about sending Ortle
E. McManigal to New York and Bos
ton to blow up work there, were read
at the "dynamite conspiracy" triaL
A letter from Webb was quoted as
showing that Michael J. Young of
Boston was anxious to h'ave "Jobs"
done In Boston In the spring of 1909.
In reply. It is charged, McNamara
"I don't know whether my friend
will be able to get down your way
Find out if the deal could be pulled
off. I'll attend to the rest of it, so no
one will know anything about it as to
The government asserted these let
ters were referred to Frank M. Ryan,
president of the International Associa
tion of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers, and that Herbert S. Hockln
was sent to Chicago to prepare McMan
igal for the eastern trips. McManigal,
it is alleged, reported that an opera
house under construction in Boston
and a viaduct In Hoboken, N. J, were
blown up in March, 1909.
Referring to $500 advanced by the
union for organization work In Fhila-
jdelphia, Michael J. Cunnane in Feb
ruary, 1909, sent from that city a news
paper clipping heatld-- "Dynamite
Wrecks Derrick on Pier," and wrote,
it is alleged, "The money sent to Phil
adelphia was well spent. How do you
Letters from E. E. Phillips, Syra
cuse, N. Y.; P. A. Cooley, New Or
leans, and J. E. Munsey, Salt Lake
City, Utah, to J. J. McNamara were al
leged to concern funds for the expens
es of dynamiting.
H. CLAY PIERCE WINS SUIT
Former Secretary Abandons Case
Which Exposed Senator Bailey.
St. Louis, Nov. 5. The suit of John
P. Gruet, a former confidential secre
tary to II. Clay Pierce and chief ac
countant for the Water-Pierce Oil
company, for 110.000, which resulted
in the arrest of Pierce on an attach
ment from Texas in 1906, and brought
to light the fact that Senator Bailey
of Texas waa acting as an attorney
for the Waters-Pierce Oil company at
the same time he was holding the
office 'of United States senator, was
abandoned by Gruet in circuit court
here today. A verdict was returned
against Gruet in favor of the Waters
Pierce Oil company for $27,657.50.
HELD AS BLACK HANDER
Federal Deputy Marshal Arrest
Farmer at West Liberty, Iowa.
Iowa City, Iowa, Nov, 5. Charged
with being a ringleader of the Solon
"Black Hand" gang which three times
attempted the life of John L. Adams
at that place, Carl E. Osborne, aged
31, a farmer of West Liberty, was ar
rested late laBt night by Deputy Unit
ed States Marshal M. L. Healy and
brought to Iowa City. He is alleged
to be directjy implicated In the black
mailing of the Edwin Fallis family of
Cedar county and to be the delivery j Prohibition Party's Founder, Temper
agent of the gang and the source of r ance Leader for Years, Expires.
letters to four families in the vicinity
of Morse and Solon.
Scott Taken Home.
Frank O. Scott, the Clinton man, who
became deranged and was arrested on
complaint of tampers opposite Clin
ton, w as returned to his home city to
day and will be tried there as to
GIRL IS TAKEN AS
ST. LOUIS FIREBUG
I favor of the organization of an inde
St Louis, Nov. 5. Miss Barbara j pendent political party on the Issue
Gladys Arnold, 18, a nurse girl, is un-of prohibition, He wrote the call for
der arrest charged with having set i the national convention at which the
fire Friday night to the Berlin hotel in , party w as organized in Chicago and
which three persons losL their lives, i was the party's first candidate for the
According to the police, she confess-i vice presidency in 1872. For years he
ed she set fire to the hotel for "love
of xeitement." Her arrest followed
the discovery of a fire at the Winde
ftitre hotel early today. Her employ
er. Rev W. J. Williamson, had moved
his family and the girl to the Winde-n-cr&
iS;tr the Berlin was destroyed.
MRS. LINDLOFF IS
GIVEN 25 YEARS
Chicago, Nov. 5. Mrs. Louise Lind
loff was convicted of murder In the
first degree, and her punishment fixed
at 25 years In the penitentiary, by a
jury in Judge Wlndes' court last night
The verdict, not unexpected, came
at 9 o'clock last night, after the jury
had been deliberating a little more
than three hours and a half.
It is the first conviction for murder
of a white woman In Cook countv
since the first trial of Sadie Blaha, a
year ago. Sadie Blaha was sentenced
to 17 years in the penitentiary when
tried in Judge Scanlon's court, but
was acquitted on the second trial in
Judge Cooper's court.
Other women who have been tried
for murder since then, and none of
whom has been convicted, are Mrs.
Louise Vermilya. Mrs. Jane Qulnn,
Mrs. Rene B. Morrow. Mrs. Florence
Bernstein and Mrs. Lena Musso.
Mrs. LIndloff heard the verdict read
by Thomas Lavln, the clerk of the
court, without visible emotion. Her
countenance, while pale, did not
cnange wnen me ratal words were
read, and all the time the Jurors were
being polled for their Individual ver
dict, her look of calm acceptance of
her fate remained the same.
She knew her fate before the ver
dict was read; she saw it in the tell
tale averted looks or the Jurors as
they filed slowly into their places in
the Jury box.
Judge William Fenlmore Cooper
wat, waiting at Newberry hotel when
he was told the Jury had reached a
verdict and he hastened to the court
room. Judge Wlndes had arranged
with Judge Cooper to wait for the
At : 15 o clock Mrs. Llndlorr was
led Into the court and took her Beat
Shortly after the Jurors entered the
room and the foreman, Felix Kalb,
handed the verdict to the court clerk.
Mrs. LIndloff looked up quickly,
searchingly gazed at each Juror, and
then, disappointed and frightened at
what she saw in each face, dropped
Miss Sadie Ray, and Mrs. Mary
Wentzler, friends of Mrs. LIndloff,
were sitting just behind her. They
too seemed to read in each reluctant
face what they were afraid to acknow
The courtroom was very quiet, while
Mr. Lavin slowly read the paper hand
ed to him by Kalb. "We, the jury. And
the defendant Mrs. Louise LIndloff,"
he paused for a moment and the list
eners held their breath, "guilty of
murder as charged in the Indictment
and fix her punishment at 25 years In
Just at this moment two newspaper
photographers' flash lights exploded
but the woman never moved, she did
not seem to hear the loud noise.
George Remus, counsel for the de
fense, was upon his feef immediately
w.ith a demand for a motion for a new
trial. The motion will be heard a
week from next Saturday, pending
which sentence will be delayed.
It took three ballots to determine
the punishment, the jurors all reach
ing the verdict of guilty on their first
Five Jurymen wanted to Impose life
Imprisonment. The others wanted to
Impose a heavier penalty. On the sec
ond ballot tho Jury stood five for life,
seven for 40 years, and on the third
ballot the verdict was agreed upon.
Twenty-five years may mean life In
Mrs. LIndloff 's case, it, is said, as she
Is now about 45 years old.
Prosecutors Smith and Lowes de
clared that much of the victory was
due to the efficient police work of Cap
tain Bernard P. Baer, who worked up
the case, and to the dignified and
just way in which Judge Windes had
given his rulings.
The next woman to bo tried for
murder, it is said, will probably be
Mrs. Louise Vermilya, in whose first
trial the juiy disagreed, and who is
now In jail awaiting -a rehearing.
For the first, time since her trial be
gan, Mrs. Louise Lindloff gave way to
the fears that have oppressed her and
wept continuously all through her ar
raignment by Claude Smith, assistant
state's attorney yesterday afernoon.
FATHER RUSSEL IS DEAD
Detroit. Nov. 6. "Father" John
Russell, founder of the prohibition
party and the oldest Methodist preach
er In the Detroit conference, is dead
at the home of his daughter in this
city. He was born In Livingston
- 1 count v. New York. In 1822
- 1 All his life "Father" Russell
operated with most of the leading
temperance organizations, such sb the
Sons of Temperance and Good Temp
lars. He was twice at the head of the
Order of Good Templars of the World
and presided at the first session of
the order ever held in England.
Mr. Russell wrote the first articles
; and made the first public speeches in
was the recognized leader of the pro-j resentatlve from this district, has red
hibition forces of the country. j turned home after having been missing
Military Airman Killed.
Vienna, Nov. 5. An Austrian mili
tary airman was killed by a fall with
NOW GUT OFF
Bulgarians Occupy Der-
kas, Starting Point of
N EARING ADRIANOPLE
Bombardment of City by Ser
vians Continues Greeks Re
pulsed at Salonika.
London, Nov. 5. The water supply
ot Constantinople was cut off today by
a large Bulgarian force which occu
pied Derkas. from which point the
aqueduct supplying the Turkish capi
tal starts, according to a Sofia dis
patch. Bulgarians completely sur
round the Turkish force between
Tchorlu and TchatalJa. A large force
of Servians passed through Sofia on
their way to Adrlanople, bombardment
o? which continued. It waa reported
Greeks made a premature attack on
Salonika and were repulsed. The re
port lacks confirmation.
Sofia, Nov. 5. Reinforcements con
tinue o proceed to the front in con
siderable numbers. It Is reported
fighting continues In the neighborhood
of Servia and Tchorlu. The hospitals
of Sofia and other centers are crowd
ed with wounded.
Al'STRIA SENDS 8HIP9.
Vienna, Nov. 6. Austria-Hungarian
fleet of three battleships, one
cruiser and two torpedo boat destroy
ers, left Pola last night with orders
to report to the Austro-Hungarlan
ambassador at Constantinople.
Anxiety of Austria-Hungary that
Servia shall not occupy Albania, and
thus secure an outlet on Adria sea,
which the Servians are so desirous of.
probably will provide a great bone ot
contention in the settlement of the
Balkan situation. BerriaTTunrTieen
warned already from Vienna that Its
armies have gone far enough west '
London, Nov. 5. It was officially
announced in Constantinople today
that fighting had begun between Bui.
garians and Turks at TchatalJa forts.
A MOCK LYNCHING
Chicago, Nov. 6. Moving pictures
inspired 10 boys to "lynch" Glena
Brown, their 9-year-old playmate. In .
Jollet yesterday. So serious are his
injuries that he may be crippled for
It was a "wild west" picture, ab
surd to the practical mind In Its un
realities, that gave the boys their
They saw In the flickering pictures
a score of "cowboys," their revolvers
strapped on the wrong side, while they
mounted their horses also from the
wrong side and rode with the grace
and skill of wooden Indians.
The boys did not notice these de
tails. They saw only the raklshness
and swaggering daredeviltry. They
applauded vociferously the "stringing
up" of he actor-cowboy.
"Let's play wild west," one 10-year-old
enthusiast proposed after the
show. The vote was unanimous.
Wooden revolvers were fashioned
Fathers' discarded hats took the place
of sombreros. Broomsticks served as
"Who'll we lynch?" one asked,
Glenn Brown was selected. His dark
hair and eyes led to his unwilling se
lection by them for the role of "vil
lain." They tied a clothesline under his
arms and threw the rope over a
branch of a tree. Whooping madly, In
true moving-plcture-wlld west fash
Ion, they pulled him up until his feet
were far from the ground.
The thin rope cut Into his tender
fleBh. He struggled and Implored hi
comrades to let him down. His pleas
brought renewed whoops. Had not the
"villain" In the moving pictures
struggled and cried for mercy?
For half an hour they kept him
there. Then they cut the rope and
let his body fall to the ground. Their
childish eyes did not see that be was
unconscious. They seized the rop
and dragged him for several minutes,
leaving him on the ground to find his
way home alone.
Physicians who examined him de
clared that he may be disabled per
manently. Deemed Dead; Comes Home.
Waukegan. 111., Nev. 5. Thomas rV
Burns of lielvidere, former state rep-
since Feb. 16. Many of his friends had
given him up for dead. Burns explain
ed he became discouraged from bust,
neas reverses and had gone to Texas.
(He says be is now doing well.