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By FITCH PUBLISHING co. NINAM SOUTTI DAKOTA RECORD OF INJURIES POIJK DEAD N ii FIREWORKS IN 822 Persons Arii Wounded—Hospitals Swamped witli llli .July Yirtinn Washington I!c|M)1|s a "Sane" Iny u—Chicago's List Nol So l^irgc. W: i:i coi i) or I.N.II KIES. fr'o'jr Dead (if Burns from Eli-ework.i in (Volliiiin. Knur dead. three of them f• 11it 11-• n, 32 2 persons injured, nine ti• in dan 8«!-otisly, iiml MO seriously Hint death seems ccrl.-iln, was tin Foui'lb of July record in Xcw York and Crooklyn up to midnight. Last year's record was sevn dead arid 2.1.1 injured for the entire Greater Now York, and indications a P- that (he casual ties I his year will probably eijual that when a.il hospitals and all records, file available. Ctiiscppi Pagan, -10 years old, was lulled by a. random liul iet, supposedly fired by a, celehrator, •though relatives maintain thai he was murdered. The hospitals were swamped with patlen ts, most of tlicm suffering from Jninor burns, having been caused by. explosion of fireworks and iiatlenls nie being adiieil at the larger institu tions at the rale of (en an hour. Fin in the city and suburbs were number ed by the score, but none in Now York proper did any great damage. Most (if them were started by the care less handling of lireworks, matches or powder. Tim most serious (ire In the vicinity of New York occurred at On sington, up the Hudson, where tin! principal business block was destroy ed at a loss of $75,000. The blaze Ih .'supposed to have been started by a flieoracker being thrown into some rubbish In the rear of the building. Washington rounded out the day and its observance, in an ideal manner. The "safe and sane" idea of eelebrat ing the day was admirably carried out. There was a marked contrast be tween this and other Fourths. Not a firecracker was hoard, and nn fireworks of any kind except that handled by citizens having in charge the public celebrations. Not a single accident resulting from the Fourth's celebration was reported, and tin po« ltce made fewer arrests than usual. ti AERONAUT DROPS 500 FEET. Moots Almost Instant Death at Port land, Mo. Mistaking the promiscuous firing of revolvers by the crowd below as a sig nal agreed upon for cutting loose his parachute, James Corcoran, an aero naut, 28 years of ago, of Lowell. Mass.. cut loose with his parachute when about GOO feet from the earth at tho Fourth of July celebration at Portland, Me., and crashed to the ground, meet ing almost instant death, in the pres ence of 5.000 spectators. Corcoran was employed by Prof. Joseph La mux, of Portland, with whom tho municipal authorities con tracted for balloon ascensions and parachute jumps at the eastern prom enade.- It was arranged that Corcoran shonld drop wi'h his parachute from height of 5,000 feet when he heard a certain number of revolver shots from Laroux on the ground. Corcoran, not hearing Laroux shout to keep on up, cut loose. The distance was iuo short for the parachute to open properly, and tho man dropped like a plummet, striking tiie ground about 1,000 feet from where the ascension was made. He was still alive when picked up, but he had a fracture of the skull and soon died, An Imperial Ukase. By an imperial ukase, which was Issued Monday at St. Petersburg, mar tial law has been raised throughout Jhe Caucasus, excepting in the Tiflis district, where there is great insecuri ty of life and robberies and kklnap Ings are still prevalent. Fourth of July Victim. Nellie Sullivan, 14 years old, died !n St. Louis, Mo., Monday, from burns resulting from a "nigger chaser" which a friend. Julia Moriarity, lighted in celebrating-. The chaser ignited the fetrl's dross. Accident at a Regatta, An accident and a fatality attended tho championship regatta of the New England Amateur Rowing association late Monday. Edward Morley, IS years old. rowing No. 3 in the Stal pnons eight-oared junior crew of Rox. bury, Mass., was drowned. sioitx City Iiive Stock Market. Saturday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Top beeves, $4.40. Top hogs, $7.85. Had Narrow Escape. "Gen. Antolne Simon, the president mt Hayti, had a narrow escape In a •erloiis railroad accident near Beudet 'Monday night. The presidential train •plllded with a freight train. mm Aee of 117. Stilly Morgan'f colored. probably 4|l4, oldest resident of Georgia, is dead •t tlte age of 117. "Aunt Emily" took wipbtng until she was 109 years oKtE 'For S year or two she had suf l«r«d with "miaery." MT SSI?.A SHAKEN ur. Severe Kniilujiiiikc Felt in tlie S trick* en City. MesttJna experienced two terrific earthquakes at about 7 o'clock Thurs day morning, which were accompa nied by roaring sounds and are saiil to have hurl a .stronger and mure un duiatory movement than the earth quake of last December, which d..v Ktroyed Messina, Keggio arid other cities, laid waxte many villages in Cal abria. and killed 200,000 pi'n[iU:. The walls of the old ruins were thrown to the ground and Messina was for a few minutes obscured in a cloud of dust. Tile casualties were few, and the only persons killed so fat as IK known were a young woman and In-r Infant. The woman had gone to Messina only a few day.i ago and had settled In rooms which the great earthquake had left comparatively undamaged. She was standing at the door when tho shock occurred, and rushed inside to save her child. Be fore she could escape from the room the second shock threw down the walls, burying both mother and child under the debris. Soldiers and en gineers, who rushed to the rescue, heard tho voice of the woman calling for help, and they worked over her several hours, when tin found the mother dead, with her child in her arms. Several persons were struck by detached stones, but so far as is known no one was fatally injured. The Urst shock was followed quick ly with a second and people lied pell moll to the American quarter, which they seemed to feel was their safest place of refuge. So great was the rush to the American huts that the au thorities were unable to check the in v.'ision, and as a consequence those structures, which wen- designed for the most needy of the populace, were taken possession of by the first com ers. The soldiers, however, drew a cordon around this quarter and a guard was mounted at the bridge load ing to it. Many of the panic stricken people were driven off and orders wore Issued that no one should be permit ted to occupy tlio' American quar ter pending further instructions. Com merce ceased in tho city and the places of business along tho soafront were closed. As a result several thousand workmen are idle and special precau tions are being taken to prevent dis orders. SUGAR TIM ST IS INDICTED. Accused of Conspiracy in Restraint of Trade. The American Sugar Refining com pany, six of Its directors and two oth er idivlduals were Indicted by a fed eral grand jury Thursday on a chargo of conspiracy In restrain of trade. Tho individuals indicted are Wash ington B. Thomas, president of tho American Sugar Refining company, Arthur Dunner, Charles 11. SonJY and John E. Parsons, of Now York JoliP. Mayer, of Morrlstown, N. J., and Geo. II. Frazier, of Philadelphia, Pa., all of whom are directors of the company. Indictments also were found against Gustavo Kissel and Thomas ]!. Har nett, counsel for Adolph Segal. There were fourteen counts In the indict ment. The indictments charge the corpora tion of tho American Sugar Rellnlng company and the persons accused of conspiracy In restraint of trade in vio lation of tho Sherman anti-trust law. The defendants will answer to the in dictments In court next Tuesday. The section of the law under which the indictments wcro made involves penalties of a fine of not more than $5,000 or Imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, in the case of the individuals, and a fine of not more than $5,000 in the caso of a corpora tion. See tl»c Slayer of Brother Dlo. Steve Vcasey, a negro, was hanged it Senatobia, Miss., Friday for the murder of A. T. Veasoy, a young whito man. Among those present at the execution were the four sisters of the murdered man, one of whom asked to be allowed to spring the trap. Her re quest was refused. Plant Cost $12,000,006. Thhe system of filtration and water jupply for Cincinnati and suburbs was officially completed and formally transferred to the city Thursday. The plant has been under construction for twelve years. It cost about $12,000,« 000. Rank Casltler the Thief. Walter King, cashier of the branch bank of the Wagoner Bank and Trust company, which was robbed of $S,200 by a lone robber several weeks ago, according to the statement of King, was indicted Thursday for embeazle ment. King's present whereabouts are not known. Famous Divine Dead. Rev. Parry Thomas, formerly pas tor of the "Little Church Around the Corner" in New York City, in which many people well known in the dra matic and literary world have been married, died at Pueblo, Colo., Thurs day in a sanitarium. Three Thousand Made Homeless. Afire which broke out early Fn lay in a Chinese restaurant on Hal leybuiy road, near Cobalt, Qnt., caused a loss estimated at $100,000. Three thousand have been rendered homeless and the entire business sec tion north of the square has been de etroyed. Ten Per Cent Wage Increase. Wages of 3,000 men and boys em ployed In the plant of the Maryland Steel, company at Sparrows Point were increased 10 per cent today m-nrroi) ahtu Gaging I/andsllde Oav.iiL-s Death of Twenty !V«|lc. It Is cstmit.uli. ttiat twenty men pe«v Ished Frklny by the sudden collapse •if tho west wall of the now lock at Lhtt entrance to the Alexandria dock at N'owport, Monmouthshire, ling. The extension of the dock work haa been in progress for some time, and fifty men were working in a trench sixty feet deep preparing for the lay ing of a concrete foundation, when the heavy shoring limbers suddenly gave way in the middle and the entire structure collapsed and carried down with i! thousands of tons of earth, the raailway lines on both sides of the trench, many cars and four traveling cranes. The men at the bottom of tho trench, which was 100 yards long and oil feet wide, had no chance to escape, but many of those working near tho surface wore uninjured. Three men were taken out alive and the bodies of some of the dead wero later rescued. Late Friday night four men, still living, were pinned in the debri3 In the trench. The incoming tide made the work of rescue very difficult. The engineers in charge of the work nre unable to account for the collapse of the shoring timbers. IXYOLVKl) IX A PAVING SCANDAL (M'fiohds of Paving Co. and I-\irmor Kiiginoor of Columbus Fined. Judge Kinkead, of tile common pleas court, Friday fined Nelson Can non, former agent of the Trinidad Paving company of Cleveland, O., $500 on a plea of guilty of bribing members of tho board of public serv ice in the Kn-st Mroad street paving scandal at Columbus, O. As Thursbaek, former city engi neer of Columbus, was fined $200 on a plea of guilty of accepting a bribe and Henry Lang, former local man ager of the Trinidad company, was lined ?fi00 on the same plea. The four indictments against F, P. ram ley, president of the Trinidad Paving comupany, for offering a bribe, were nollod, because the court stated he bad assisted in the prosecu tion of other men. CAR1U1CS 151.R FOR COFFIN". Iioy is Then Killed and Hurled—Step father Charged with Crime. Charged with having murdered his 5-year-old stepson, Harry Lgf Nut shell, after compelling the lad to car ry from a sawmill the lumber with which a coffin was made to encase tbo child's body, David Moore is In tho Joneavllle, Va., jail. With him Is his wifo. Roth were taken thero Thurs day night to escape mob violence at Krwin, Va. The boy died last Sunday and Moore is said to have stated that ho died of fever. No physician having attended him, however, suspicion was aroused and the body was exhumed. The boy was found to be terribly bruised and the boy's mother made a confession in which it is said she charged that Moore had causcd tho boy's death. PALL S1GKL VIEWS RORY. Corpse Found In Hudson River Not That of Loon Ling. Paul Sigel, of New York, the father Elsie Sigel, visited the Ford ham morgue Friday and pronounced posi tively that tho body recovered Thurs day night from the Hudson river is not that of Leon Ling, the man ac cused of the murder of his daughter on June J. A coroner's physician pre viously declared that the body was not that of a Chinaman, but a white boy, apparently about 10 years old. The district attorney's office has requisitioned from the telegraph com panies any message which may have been delivered to the Chinese res taurant keeper who first discovered Elsie Slgel's body. Body Tliat of a Baronet. Papers found among the effects of a stranger found dead at the Southern Pacific station at Yuma, Ariz., Friday indicate that the body is that of Sir Arthur Carl Stepney, of London, an English baronet of large estate and a scientist of distinction. Sioux City Live Stock Market. Friday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Top beeves, $6.40. Top hogs, $7.75. Pueblo to Slay Put. It was announced Friday night by Secretary Zinc that the Pueblo, Colo., club of the Western league will not be transferred to St. Joseph, Mo., sufficient funds having been raised to retain the franchise. t' Held for Manslaughter. M. E. Bickford, assistant superin endent of the Wisconsin state reform atory. and Frank Boyd, a guard at that institution, were arrested Friday and held for trial on the charge of manslaughter, as an outcome of the. investigation into the death of John Smith, a prisoner. Smith is alleged to have died fs a result of cruel treat ment. „. Sugar Prices Cut.. All grades of refined sugar were reduced 10 cents per 100 pounds Thursday. Falconlo Meets the Pope. -i-H Mgr. Falconlo, apostolic delegate to the United States, was received in pri vate audience by the pope at Rome Friday. The pontiff praised the work of the delegate in America and gave him instructions regarding certain matters that will be. taken up on his return to Washington. KI:KC EX PLOI»E.S. Woman \ear .11 onwocd Severely Hurtled and Homo Destroyed. Mrs. John .Johnson, who for some time has resided vilh lv-r husband on a homestead m-ar tho little town of Cottonwood, in the southern portion of Stanley county, was perhaps fatally burned by pouring a .|uan:ity of kero sene oil on some newspapers which lie had placed in the stove. When sin.' applied a in.ati tie-re was an ex plosion ami her e! thing was set on lire. She rushed to a water tank, in which she threw herself, but not until practically all the clothing had been burned from her body. The water tank w:is about 'J0u yards from her home. When found in tin- tank by a neighbor she was unconscious. The most serious burns were across her back and stomach and on her hands and arms, the ilesh in places being lit erally ked and falling off the bones. At the time of tin- accident -Mr. john -ou was at a point twenty miles oast of Cottonwood. They were married only '.ibout throe months ago. The llames had communicated- 1 themselves to the dwelling, which was.entirely..con sunied. i- j' EMII, VICTOR HEId). Suspected of Murdering Christy Fam ily Near Hudoljih. Kmil Victor, the farm hand em ployed by John .Morrow, of Rudolph, who was arrested Saturday night ..in suspicion of having murdered J. W. Christy, his wife and daughter Mil dred and 15-year-old Michael Ro nayne, was held to await the action of the courts, t.ln.i coroner's jury express ing the opinion that "from the evi dence presented to us wo in our opin ion believe Emil Victor was implicated In the deaths of said persons." When It became known that the man suspected of the wholesale mur ders was lodged In the Brown county jail there was considerable talk among a number of hotheads in favor of lynching the alleged criminals. Sher iff Anderson, determined to take no chances, placed a strong guard about the ju.Il. Hut no effort was made to roach the prisoner. Victor denies his guilt, and states that he was in Condo at tho time the murder was committed, and that ho can prove an alibi. HESTOIIEJ) TO THE COMPANY. Federal Officer Ordered to lte.lease l.ooomotlve. Judge Carland, of the United States court in Sioux Falls, discharged the levy under which a deputy United Stu.tea marshal on Saturday took pos session of a locomotive belonging to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway company, to satisfy a Judg ment awarded Mrs. Marie Westby, of Madison, by a federal jury for a little more than $fi,()00 for the death of her husband while in the employ of the railroad company. Therefore the lo comotive, after being in possession of the marshal's offico since Saturday, was Monday surrendered to the rail way company. The levy was dis charged on the ground that the loco motive, when seized was attached to a passenger train hauling United States mail, which was about to depart for Sioux City and Chicago. The railway company now has perfected an appeal in the Westby case, so no further steps can be taken at present in con nection with the collection of the judgment. Bold Safe Bobbery. Telephone messages from Pied mont tell of a bold safe robbery at the Hearst store at that place in which expert safe crackers wero at work. Th© combination had been worked and the inner doors forced with a muffled hammer. Several hundred dollars were taken and there is no clue for the authorities. Applicants for Teachers' Jobs. The examinations of papers of the applicants for teachers' certificates at the June examinations are about com pleted, and out of the list nearly a thousand, about 50 per cent, have passed, and been granted certificates, giving the state about 500 additional teaching force. Lightning Starts a Fire. The extensive Mennonite colony at the old town of Rockport a few days ngo suffered a severe loss by fire as the result of the mammoth colony barn being struck by lightning and destroy ed, including its contents, consisting of from COO to 700 bushels of grain, a large amount of farm machinery and other property. Power for Trolley. The Consolidated Power and Light company of Deadwood has just closed a contract to furnish the Burlington railroad at that point with all the power required for operating its trol ley line in that section. The contract calls for sufficient power to extend the trolley line to Terry from Lead. A Crops Make Great Progress. A wook of intense heat has pre vailed around Huron, and with occa sional showers crops have made won derful progress. The small grain is promising and the harvest is likely to begin some earlier' than last year. Corn is making marvelous progress and hay hawest has commenced. To Lead Brld'vewater Schools. Prof. S. M. Smith, of Bridgewater, has been electcd to theposition of prin cipal of the public schools for the en suing year. Air. Smith formerly held this position for a period of nine a New Road Incorporates. Articles of incorporation were 'filed with the secretary of state for the James River Valley and Northwestern Railway company, with headquarters at Iluvor. and a capital of $5,000. A111.WAl'lvEE'S NEW EXTENSIOX. Company Will Invade Territory «'f tlic Northern Paeilic. Tho Chicago. Milwaukee and Pug'0-t Sound kailway company Wednesday made its first of!iei:i! move looking to its invasion of Xortii'-rn Pacific terri tory in retaliation for that roads move into tho .Milwaukee territory. It has filed its resolution of extension with the secretary of state for a line extending from .McLaughlin up tho VJ'.ilcy of dak creek, and down 1 log Tooth creek to the Cannon Hall river thence in a northwesterly direction along the north fork of the Cannon IJaii to a point on the east lino of Hil lings county, a distance of 140 miles. It also filed a resolution of extension of a line from Alobridgo in a south westerly direction to a point on the south line of the Standing Rock rosor vation, and from that point in a goner al westei iy direction to the Slim Hutte cou-itry. Such a lino would reach near or touch the county seat towns of Hi son in Hutte county and I'.uffalo in Harding county. SCOTLAND CITIZEN'S ANNOYED. After Several Months Absence 'Mack tho Peeper" IJoappears. The people of Scotland are again being greatly annoyed bv the antics of a "Jack the Peeper," who luis made his reappearance after having remain ed in obscurity for several months. L-ust winter he was very active for a time and had all the women of Scot land greatly alarmed. About the time it was thought lie would be captured he ceased his operations and had not renewed them until a night or two ago, when he suddenly reapjjeared upon the scene. The citizens are greatly incensed by his actions, and if the vill ian is captured it is altogether likely that somo of the hot headed residents of Scotland will treat him to a coat of tar uid feathers and a ride on a rail, with the Injunction never again to make his appearance in Scotland. Some believe he is demented but re tains sufficient shrewdness to be able to elude tho who have endeavored to capture him. I HOBOES IX A FKniT. Alleged Murder and Suicide Enacted Near Giirretson. -Vn alleged murder and suicide was enacted at Garre.tson Thursday alter noon. A gang of hoboes were en camped along the river side. Shortly afternoon one of the gang came rush ing to town crying that his partner was being murdered. The city mar shal and a number of citizens ran to the scene and found a man swimming across the river, fully dressed. When about half way across he was seen to sink three times, falling to appear again. The one who first gave the alarm, as well as ten of his compan ions, members of the gang, are under arrest. The first fellow claims that the rest of the gang killed his partner and threw his body into the river. It is doubtful if he is telling the truth, as he .contradicted himself in several points. One man, however, was seen to go down, and the river is being dragged for the body. READS OF SON'S Ml'BDEH. Farmer Nearly Heartbroken When Ho Learns of Death of Boy. Emery Urich, a farmer residing in Roberts county, in the extreme north eastern portion of South Dakota, while looking over daily newspapers in the office of a Sioux Falls newspaper Thursday, received the first definite information of the murder of his son, Roy Urich, at Strain, near Mandan, N. D., where he was a homesteader. Young Urich, who was 2S years old, was shot, by a neighbor named John Schmelz, as the result of a quarrel over the taking of c&il from a soft coal mine, and died somo hours later from his injuries. Schmelz, who claims self defense, surrendered to the sheriff. Young Urich served in the army in Cuba. The father was near ly heartbroken when ho learned of tho fate of his son. NEW RAILWAY FOR DAKOTA. Project Launched to Build Another Line. A new railroad project for which articles of Incorporation will be filed in a few days is the Redfield and Southwestern road, with headquarters at Redfield, and a capital of $2,000, 000. It will be incorporated by H. P. Packard, Peter Norbeck, Z. A. Crain, E. O. Issenhuth, W. S. Clark of Red field J. H. Gropenheiser and L. E. Snyder, of Onida. The company proposes to build a lino from Pierre to Brown's Valley, Minn., by way of Onida and Redfield! The counties proposed to be crossed by the line are Hughes, Sully. Hyde, Hand, Spink, Day and Roberts. Tho proposed line is to be 200 miles in length. Veterinary Board Organizes. At the organization of the state vet erinary board Thursday Dr. J. P. Fos ter, of Huron, was elected president Dr. J. C. Trotter, cf Berosford, vice president Dr. F. L. Moore, of Brook ings, secretary treasurer. The board will hold another meeting at Sioux Falls on the 12th of this month to ex amine* applicants to practice. Fall from Buggy Fatal. Mrs. Rasmus Christianson died at her home near Vermillion as the result of injuries sustained in a fall from her buggy a month ago. She was 61 years of age, and leaves a husband and thirteen children. To Fill Cliair of History. The board of regents of South Da kota have elected Prof. Carl Christo phelsmeier, late oi' Germany, to the I chair of history atul political science in the state university. I MAY END LIFS IN PBIS0TT. Convict Who Escaped Thirty-two Years Ago, Captured in Old Age. After thirty-two years of freedom. In which time he had regained a posi tion of honor in liis community, had married and raised a family, Walter II. I-Ioloombe, now more than 70 years old, is In the Fulton County (Ga jail facing a return to convict life in a penitentiary, which at his age might mean death. Holcomhe was charged with steal ing a horse and sent to prison for ten years, escaping after serving five years. "1 am innocent," he said. "They said I stole a horse and the jury believed the flimsy evidence. A short time ago there came a longing to seo my old home and my relatives again, and so I determined to return and was warmly received until threu muu came to my home and told me the State wanted me that my sen tence was not ended, and that, ihere was $50 reward for me. They brought mo to Atlanta. I have not long to live and I couldn't survive that five-year sentence." oiiOSSES SEA BY MAIL. Eleven-Yenr-Old Child Is Safely De livered at Granite City, 111. Ontko Erzsbet, an 11-year-old girl, has conic from Hungary to Granite City, 111., "officially by mail." The girl's father is dead. Her mother came to America, where sho married John Kiak. a native of her own prov ince. She left her daughter in the care of the child's grandmother. The moth er's dearest wish was to have the girl rejoin her in the now home. Iler hus band was willing, so the passage money was forwarded to Hungary. The village clerk arranged the pre liminaries. He bought the ticket, tagged the little girl, and gave her a letter to the steamship company. She reached Granite City Monday night, and rostmaster J. W. Thompson made the case a special delivery one. Tho tag on the girl read: "John Kiak, Granite City P. O. Box 101." -»sw AVork.Iiif£ (ilrl SUrx Sn N. Leonora O'Reilly, the working-girl orator of New York City, who startled the State legislators when the suf frage hearing was held, has now suc ceeded in startling her fellovv-sutfra gists of the well-to-do class. At an outdoor meeting held by a number of tho elect in the upper section of Man hattan Miss O'Reilly was asked to speak. She spoke first of tho beautiful suburban place with foliage and flow ers all about, and then asked if they realized that it was dangerous to bring a working woman to such a place and let her see that there is a great, beau tiful world from which she is shut out. She said the working woman wanted a little more time that she could call her own, and that tho only reason more of her kind were not at tending that meeting was because they could not afford tho 10 cents nec essary to pay the car fare out ami back. And yet they wanted a chance to earn it as their right and thev wero beginning to seo that they could not get their economic rights without first establishing their political right to the ballot. Hell cm tlie Aerilr«iiiio. On his return to Washington from Baddeok, Nova Scotia, where he had been taking part in the aerodrome ex periments for the last six months. Prot. Alexander Graham Bell was quoted as saying that heavier-Lhan-air machines of this type would prove valuable chielly as ail aid to warfare. IIo called attention to the fact that the weight of these aeroplanes in creases faster than their size, which teems to bar their successful use ex r.onsiveJy for transportation purposes. With the tetrahodral kite system, how ever, tho increase in size, weight and lifting power are found to be about equal, and he sees no reason why ma chines of this type could not be con structed capable of carrying 100 men or more. At the same time it would be possible to maintain a low rate of speed not possible with the aero planes of the Wright type. He be lieves that the Silver Dart which re cently ma.de successful flights at Bad deck Is superior to the Wright ma chines. Opinion FnvorliiK Karl -. Dr. William H. Welch, head of the Johns Hopkins Medical College, has now entered the professional contro versy over the question whether John R. Early, the man confined by the Washington authorities as a leper. Dr. Welch is of the opinion that Early is not afflicted with leprosy, his opinion being based on a microscopic examina tion of a piece of the skin taken from Early by two New York physicians. At least, he had been unable to find evi dence of the bacillus of leprosy, but' he admitted that sometimes these ba cilli were entirely absent in cases of the disease or in certain stages of it. The district authorities have so far resisted efforts of the friends of Early to have him removed to a New York hospital. CHURCH AND REFORM. Rev. Father Sydney Jeffords of St. Stephen's parish at Peoria, 111., ar ranged a unique dinner in honor of Mayor David S. Rose of Milwaukee, who debated against Daniel R. Sheen on "Prohibition" In that city. The guests included brewers, wholesale li quor dealers and C. E. Jones, national chairman of the Prohibition party Alonzo E. Wilson, state chairman of the Prohibition party.