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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.

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