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SEVEN DROWNED WHEN U. S.
Keokuk, la., Aug. 20. Seven lives
were iQSt in. the sinking of the U. S.
steamer Henry Bpsse, and snag
boats and professional divers have
been rushed to this city to raise the
steamer, ,of which only the whale
like hull and tip of the rudder re
main above water.
Four of the dead are from Illinois,
George Bickel of Carthage, Hugh
Beaver and 10-year-old sister Vir
ginia, and William Jones of Quincy.
Three of those drowned were
asleep in the cabin and penned in
when the steamer, blown by the
cyclonic wind which whirled her
round and round, sank.
Captain Gus Seifert, who was
thrown 75 feet from the wheel-house,
was badly injured and -swam to shore
with one hand, clinging to a piece of
wreckage. Hugh Dever, with his lit
tle sister clinging to him, failed in his
fight against the waves and they
went under as the rescuing party
neared them. Others. . escaped by
swimming out from under the boat
and clinging to the hull; until gov
ernment employes who put out from
the shore could save them.
CHARGES CHICAGO TUNNEL CO.
WITH DEFRAUDING CITY
. The city of Chicago yesterday
made definite charges, that the Chi
cago Tunnel Company was defraud
ing the city.
The charges were made in a writ
ten opinion sent by Assistant Cor
poration Counsel Leon Hornstein to
City Comptroller John E. Traeger.
His attack is based on the creation
of the Chicago Warehouse & Ter
minal Company by, the tunnel com
pany. The terminal company han
dles freight -which is turned over to
the tunnel company at the rate of
only 50 cents a ton.
According to Hornstein, the city is
entitled to 3 per .cent of the tunnel
earnings, but it is his opinion that
a fat chunk of their earnings is de
flected back to the terminal company.
Mr. Hornstein sent figures to sub
stantiate his charge. It is probable
the city may take legal action.
OFFICIALS BELIEVE HUERTA IS
Washington, Aug. 20. Although:
negotiations between Huerta and
Lind are reported to be progressing
favorably, there is an undercurrent of'
feeling among high officials that
Huerta Is deliberately "stalling." His
note.to Lind, as partially received, Is
the basis for this belief.
It became known today that in his
"note Huerta asks for time for careful
and deliberate consideration' bf the
proposal. That he is "greatly inter
ested" In the American representa
tions and is receptive to further ex,
planations from Governor Lind. .
Couched in Latin-American flow
ery terms, the note gave rise to the
opinion that the defacto president is
attempting to postpone a final der
clsion, first, to make better terms if
possible, without entirely rejecting
the present proposals; and second, to
keep negotiations In progress until
he can decide whether he will resign
the provisional presidency ia favor
of -Minister of Foreign Affairs Gam
boa and announce his candidacy for"
the presidency at' the October elec
tions. WILL MOVEWHOLE TOWN
Pontiac, III., Aug. 20. Practically
the entire village of Cardiff, scene
of the mining explosion where many
lost their lives a few years ago, has
been sold to I. W. Powell and Fred G. x
Snow, and 79 dwellings, stores, ice
houses and big mine tipples will be
moved to Kankakee.
Charles W. Rochefort, a profes
sional criminal, during his imprison
ment in the Ohio penitentiary .be
came proficient in the knowledge of
electricity. He inyented an electrical .
street-sweeping machine and several
other useful appliances.