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move against the packers the instant
the latter put their plan to raise the
price of meat into operation.
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FORGOTTEN FOR - NINE YEARS
.'NOW HE'LlBE. HUNG
Sari Francisco, CaT.r Aug. 18.
Convicted of murder in the first de
gree, sentenced to die and then for
gotten for nine years is the. unique
experience of August Geber, who was
today sentenced to be hanged No
Geber was-sent to San Quentin to
await execution for the killing of
George Hartman. On his appeal the
conviction Was upheld, but the records-in
the case were destroyed dur
ing, the -fire and earthquake of 1906
and Geber kept quiet, knowing that
any word from him would hasten his
end. Relatives recently called the at
tention of the district attorney to the
FIRES BECOME A HABIT
Springfield, III., Aug. 18-Hardly
a week has passed in the last three
months that some town or village
down state has not been gutted by
fire, and with strange similarity the
flames - have started in the main
business block, in consequence of
which the state fire marshal's office
has isued preventative measures that
the office guarantees will cut the fires
in half if faithfully carried out. Loss
in May amounted to $116,875,' in
June $91,200, and in July $297,350.
THE INDUSTRIAL WAR
Nanaimo, B. C. 1,000 troops im
ported to quell riots of strikers over
rumor that 200 Chinese were import
ed for work in mines.
Trinidad, Col. Gerald Lippiat, 35,
United Mine worker, shot and killed
by G. W. Belcher, BaTdwin-Feltz de
tective. Chance of strike of 20,000
miners increased by affair.
Minot, N. D. Nine more I. W. W.
arrested. Number jailed now 140.
MINES IN FLOOD DANGER
Farmington, Mo., Aug. 18. State
Board of Mediation will sit today in
effort to prevent indefinite suspen
sion of lead mines in this district.
Water has already risen in shafts of
St. Joseph Lead Co. and mines of
DesLoge Consolidated Lead' Co. and
Doe Run Lead Co. are in danger of
If agreeemnt between operators
and dissatisfied miners is not effected
immediately the rise of water will
force' indefinite suspension regard
less of settlement of strike.
'UNLOADING A "DEAD ONE"
"Hjere's good news, Mabel the
boss has consented to let me stay at
the seashore an extra week."
"Then consider our engagement
over. If your boss can spare you
longer than two weeks you don't
amount to much."
Wonder what sort of war with
Mexico Washington correspondents
will get up for us this 'week.
Generally fair except probably a
thunder shower tonight or" Tuesday;
not much change in' temperature;
moderate northeast winds.