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IRON COUNTY REGISTER, IRONTON. MISSOURI.
fiRAND JURY HEAHS STORY OF KIDNAP rev. patmont tells of beinq held captive in ava cant farmhouse. WAS PRISONER TWO MONTHS Authorities Expect Arrests to Folio Examination at Danville, Illinois ' Owner of Big Red Automobile Among the Suspects. St. Louis, Mo. Rev. Louis Pat mom's strange tale of how he was kidnaped at Westville, 111.. March 31, kept a prisoner for almost two months and then left, bound and gagged, in a deserted house near Columbia, IU., was repeated before the Vermilion county grand jury at Danville, 111. Mr. Patmon was fully identified and much of the weird tale that he told has been corroborated. He was first Identified positively by Rev. John L. Brandt, pastor of the First Chris tion church of St Louis. Subsequently he was identified by half a dozen citizens of Vermilion county, among them Rev. J. F. Bickel, pastor of the First Christian church of Danville. The authorities of Illinois counties and operatives of a private detective agency are working in conjunction on the case, and the officials say they have clews. Mr. Patmont was employed by the prohibitionists at Westville, 111., in the campaign preceding the spring elec tion. He was active in the campaign and was twice attacked by gangs be fore he was kidnaped a week before the election. Big Red Auto Is Clew. A striking clew in the mysterious case is a big red automobile. The, of ficials say when the case is solved it will be shown that the owners of thi3 particular car, which it is believed, is the one in which Mr. Patmont was transported from piece to place, Is the moneyed man in the case. Mr. Patmont says it was a big red automobile that carried him to the deserted farmhouse near Columbia. Rev. Dr. Bickel, who went, to Cleve land, O., to identify a body supposed to be that of Mr. Patmont, recalls that he was strangely followed by a big red automobile. Dr. Bickel Bays lie knows a man in Vermilion county who is wealthy and who was bitter against Patmont, who owns a car of the same description. Deputy Sheriff Coit told a reporter that he was on the trail of two men who have been missing from Danville since Mr. Patmont disappeared, who answer the descriptions of Patmont's captors. Ropes and Gag Evidence. Henry Reichenback, state's attorney of Monroe county; Sheriff J. C. Rex roth and Fred G. Rapp, mayor of Co lumbia, aiding the visiting officials all day and drove them out to the desert ed farmhouse where Mr. Patmont was found. The sticks of wood, the gunny sack, t,he rope and the gag, were turned over to Mr. Lewman and they will be taken to Dfinville as evidence. Lewman, Dr. Bickel and Mr. Pat mont departed on the Wabash for Danville. The grand jury convened and devoted its entire time to solv ing the. mystery. Midshipmen Given Bibles. Annapolis, Maryland. Bibles were presented' to the midshipmen of the graduating class of the naval acad emy by the American Seamen's Friend society of New York. One hundred and fifty-six midshipment receiyed copies. Protestants were presented with the American standard version, while Catholic received the Douay version. Finds Winter Wheat Good. Washington. Estimates by the de partment of agriculture on the 1914 wheat crop are for a total winter and spring combined, of 880,000,000 bush els. This is on a combination of the largest acreage on record and prom ise of the greatest yield per acre In years. Treaty Ratified by Japan. Toki,o. The foreign office officially announced the ratification by Japan of the arbitration treaty with the United States. The arbitration treaty is one of a number of treaties that have been negotiated by Secretary Bryan within the last few months. Marshall Liable to Fine. Richmond, Va. Vice President Mar shall laid himself liable to a $5 fin when he plucked a rose from the sec tion In Hollywood cemetery in which rests the body of Gen. Fltzhugh Lee and carried It over and placed It upon the grave of Jefferson Davis. ' - Suffragette Office Raided. London. A raid on the headquar ters of the Women's Social and Po litical union was carried out by the police. They took . possession of the offices and detained all the members of the staff on duty. Boy Balloonist Drowns. Alton, HI. In the presence of a large crowd of men and women ,who wera powerless to save him, Robert Cowan, 18 years old, making bis sec onrt flight in a hot-air balloon, full Into the Mississippi river and drowned. . Five Frank Case Indictments. : , Atlanta, Qa. Five Indictments were returned here as a result of the Inves tigations into charges of bribery and pe-jury growing , out of the case of Lei) M. Frank, sentenced to death for thi murder of Mary Phagan. ' England Celebrates, Victoria Day,' London.-Empire day; the birthday of the late Queen Victoria, falling on Sunday this year Britisher generally cfllabidtid the anniversary Saturday, and flflija were flown and nnmerou ra jiotlc gatherings arrungpa. CHARLES S. M ELLEN ; r'Tj '"M If .p;W - III ,l If lr "I I i i" ii iih Charles S. Mellen, former president of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railway, as he appeared while telling the interstate commerce com mission about the financial affairs of the company. At left is Commission er C. C. McChord. , r , , - M COST U.S.S4.573.138 HOUSE TAKES UP DEFICIENCY , APPROPRIATION BILL. More Than $6,000,000 Asked for Pres ent Fiscal Year, Largely on Ac count of Mexican Crisis. Washington, D. c: The v urgent deficiency appropriation bill, making provision for more than $0,000,000 for the present fiscal year, largely on ac count of the Mexican crisis, is before the house. . . . t An interesting statement had been prepared by the war department to show exactly the approximate amount of the deficiencies in appropriations of the quartermaster's department of the army, due to the Mexican situa tion to June 30, next. This made a total of $4,573,136. It includes $1,100, 149 for subsistence, $2,429,070 for transportation of the army, both along the border and to Mexico, and numer ous other items relating to pay on ac count of increased strength of the army by reason of the Mexican trou ble. The government already is obli gated for $1,624,852. T,he figures showed that fitting up chartered ships for troops and ani mals cost $110,000. For horseshoes and nails alone the bill carries $25,000. The chartering of the steamers Sal tilla and San Marcos to June 30, cost $31,500, and for chartering of addi tional steamers to June 30, $379,900 was asked.,! Altering the transport McClellan for'eold storage cost $40, 000. The movement of troops to the Mex ican border during the month of April cost $155,507. BOY SLAIN; MAN FOUND DEAD Elgin, III., Youth's Throat Slashed While Visiting Playmate, Whose Uncle Supposably Took Poison. Elgin, Ill.--His throat slashed, Orville Magnus, 7, was found dead in the home of Charles Redanz, here. In an adjoining room lay Han old A. Lawlor, 35, a photographer, dead. Nearby was a phial, which had contained poison. Victor Magnus, a wealthy and prom inent resident of this city, and the father of the Magnus boy, discovered the double crime. The Magnus boy had gone to the home of his playmate, Harold Redanz, to pass the night Lawlor, the photog rapher, was caring for the house in the absence of his sister, Mrs. Redanz. 30 IN PERIL, REFUGEE SAYS Party of Americans Is Short of Food and Six Start on 200-Mile Trip to Honduras. PenBacola, Fla. Thirty Ameri cans at Laguna, in the Mexican state of Campeche, are unable to com municate with the United States au thorities and are in danger of vio lence, according to J. P. Lewis, of Pe tersburg, Va who reached Pensacola on the Russian schooner Kalps. Lewis said the Americans were run ning short of food when he left, and that their situation was serious. Six Americans, he said, set out on a journey of 200 miles through dense forests, in an effort to reach British Honduras. Body Is Found in a Well, Waco, Tex. Mrs. L. B. Richardson, 87 years old, residing 10 miles north of McGregor, Tex., was found with her throat cut, at the bottom of a 40 foot well. The coroner returned a verdict of suicide. Relatives are con ducting an Investigation. Blessed Are the Peacemakers. Chicago. Mrs. Mary Stovlk, 72, while attempting to act as petucemaker between two quarreling male board ers, was struck on the head and died later from injuries. Liner Baltic In Clash. London. The White Star liner Bal tic, which sailed for New York, col lided with the steamer Clarrle off Holy Head. The liner didn't suffer any damage. The Clarrle was only slight ly damaged. " " Army Basket Ball Men Balk. Minneapolis, Minn.- Seven basket ball players are doing their best to escape a possible call to war by de fying the First Minnesota field artil lery to court martial them for not re porting for drill. Gallinger Will Run Again. Washington. Senator Gallinger of New Hampshire, Republican leader in the senate and senior member of that body in point of service, whose term empires March 4, announced hit can llOacjr for re-election. . Seattle. John ft. Early, the leper, whose case attracted widespread at tention a few years ago, has escaped from the quarantine station, near Port Townsend, where he has been con fined under the care of the United States public health sr 'Ice. ON WITNESS STAN ft -1 J"- n fllLJII innm-H, T AT SEA 13 DAYS U. S. CUTTER PICKS UP MORE SURVIVORS. Fifteen Men Left Burned Steamer Co lumbian in Open Boat Eleven , Dead of Exhaustion. Boston',, Mass. Four survivors of a boatload of 15 who escaped in the third boat of the freight steamer Co lumbian, burned at sea on May 3, were picked up by the United States revenue cutter Seneca 40 miles south of Sable , Island, according, to a dis patch received here from .the cutter. When their short allowance of bis cuit and water had failed, they main tained' life by chewing boot leather and a few stray crumbs of hard tack. Rain water was all they had to drink after the water cask went dry. ' The first two days after drifting away from the flaming Columbian they saw three steamers tod far away to be signaled. WILSON CAN SAVE LEADERS Court Takes Under Advisement Cases of Three Who Were Granted New Trials at Former Sitting. Chicago. The 4 labor leaders sen tenced in the "drisamiting cases" who are at liberty on bonds have but three weeks more of liberty. The United States court of appeals ordered them to surrender June 6 to the warden of the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan., or be taken to the penltentiar? from Chicago on that day. The order will affect only 19 of the 24 men, five of them having returned voluntarily to the penitentiary after the United States circuit court of ap peals denied them a Hew trial. They are: Murray L. Pennell, Springfield, 111. j Frank C. Webb, New York; Phil ip A. Coonley, New Orleans; John T. Butler, Buffalo, and Edward Smyth, Peoria. . Only a pardon from President Wil son can now save the convicted men from serving their sentences, which range from one to six yearn. OPENING OF CANAL PLANNED Col, Goethals Heads Commission to Arrange Ceremonies to Take Place January 1, 1915. Washington, D. C President Wil son, signed an ; executive , order placing the Panama canal commission in charge of the ceremonies for the opening of the canal, Jan.,1, 1915. The commission is to be headed by Col. George W. Goethals, governor of the canal zone, with Richard L. Metcalf as vice chairman. The other members ofj the commission are CoIb. Sibert, Gorgas, Pousseau and Hodges. The headquarters of the commission will be in Washington, with Metcalf in active charge. 4,000 SWITCHMEN MAY QUIT Vice President Whitney Announces Walkout Unless Roads Live Up to Their Agreement. Chicago, 111. Ninety-eight per cent of 4,000 switchmen in the rail way yards of the Chicago district voted to strike unless the roads "live up to their agreement." Vice President Whitney of the switchmen announced that unless the roads now complied with all the terms of the contracts which the trainmen claim they have violated a strike will be ordered. Baby as Pledge. Chicago. Mrs. Rudolph Peterson accepted a 12-pound baby as pledge of payment of a $33 board bill lu municipal court. Mrs. Pauline Hubet, the young mother, can see the baby, but must not take it away until the bill is paid. Mohammed Mirza to New York. New York. Mohammed All Mirza, former shah of Persia, is coming to New York. He will stay at Brighton Beach. Physicians have advised him that his health probably will be im proved by the sea breeze. Improper Cards Suppressed. , Washington. A convention between the United States and virtually all na tions of Europe fbr the purpose of suppressing traffic in Improper pub lications, particularly post cards, was ratified by the senate. ' ; " Banker Killed In Auto Bump. - Ciroleville, ' O. William N. Miller, president of a Circlevllle bank, his wife and a sister of the banker, and two other persons were killed when an interurbah caf ran into the auto mobile driven by Miller at Asheville. Timber Flrea In Minnesota. Duluth, Minn. Serious forest fires are raging two miles south of Carlton, Minn. Despite efforts of Iron Range fire departments, the fires are spread ing. No rain has fallen for a week and the underbrush Is very dry. BECKER - III MUG! FORMER POLICE LIEUTENANT IS - -'FOUNO GUILTY. .: Prisoner, Twice Convicted of Instigat ' ing Crime for Which Four Gun. , men Have Been Electrocuted. . Wew York City. Police "l.ieut? Charles Becker, who has been found guilty a second time of the murder or Herman Rosenthal, will "" appeal from the verdict. , ' . .Becker was remanded to the Tombs' until May; 29, after his counsel asked and received a - week in whlch to make motions, r If the motions are de nied,' he then, .will .go to Sing Sing death house- Iff await once more'Cthe outcome of - an appeal to the, court 01 appeals. " '' 1 V-f's'',' The second trial of the case had Oc cupied two weeks. . Becker' was first convicted 19 inonths ago. ; The court of appeals granted a new trial. Four gunmen recently . were electrocuted for the actual shooting of Rosenthal, and Becker was charged with insti gating, the crime. When .the jury entered, the room the foreman, F. Meredith Blagden, was in tears.,, After Becker, ; had- been brought in Clerk Penny requested the jury to arise. When Blagden was ask ed -whether a verdict had been reach ed, he -brushed the tears ;iway with a handkerchief and answered: "We have. We find the defendant guilty as, charged." SLAYS WIFE AND TWO WOMEN Third Woman Shot and Is Expected to Die Slayer Suicides When i. Pursue!) by Posse. Thief River Falls, Minn.Four persons . are dead and another is expected to die as the result -of a murder and suicide at the , farm of O..K- Olson,, ?,0 miles north 'of here. Louis Gilsoul went to the Olson home and shot four women. He killed him self when pursued by a posse.; The dead are: Mrs. Lud wig Larson, aged 40; Mrs. Louis Gilsoul, 23; Miss Inga Olson, 17, tfhd Louis Gilsoul. i ' Mrs. Olson, at whose home the trag edy occurred, wasSso seriously wound ed that she probably will die.' . Mrs. Gilsoul, a daughter of Mrs. Ol son, had separated from Gilsoul and this led to the tragedy. DENIES USE OF ROTTEN STEEL Army Engineer Says Swindle Was Discovered Before Unsafe Ma . terial Was Used In Locks. Washington, D. C. The great steel locks in the Panama canal are as strong and as safe as engineering skill can make them, and there is not the slightest danger to life or proper ty in their use, notwithstanding the disclosure of attempted fraud in the supply of proper metal for their con struction. ' This statement was made at the Isthmian canal offices, when attention was called to criminal presentments found by the grand 'jury "in Pittsbrug against five steel makers on a charge of conspiracy to furnish inferior ma terial for the lockB. ' STORES TO CLOSE SATURDAYS New Economic Problem Presented by John Wannamaker's Action In His Own Stores. Philadelphia, Pa. John Wana namaker announced that he will close bis stores in this city and later in New York on all Saturdays in July and August, and both stores at 5 o'clock every day in the year when they are open. He Bald he would use his influence in every direction to have a national closing of retail establishments - on Saturdays the year round, More than 90 per cent of all the store workers are of the unskilled and unorganized class. An economic fac tor may be that five days' pays in stead of six will be the ultimate re sult. . ONE CONFESSES ON SCAFFOLD One of Two Blacks Hanged Tells of Murder Plot In Mississippi in March, Last Year. Friar Point, Miss. Joe Tliomaa and Dave Nash, negroes, were hanged here for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Frank Mullen, in March, 1913. Nash confessed on the scaffold, say ing he and three others plotted to kill Mullen, who was sen,t to the wharf to arrest a negro for attempting to kill the mate of the steamer Kate Adams. Kills Three Women and Self. '. Thief River Falls, Minn. Four per sons are dead and another is expected to die ae the result of a murder and suicide at the farm of O. K. Olson, 30 miles north of here., Lonls Gilsoul went to the Olson home and shot four women. He killed himself when pur sued by a posse. i ' : Missouri Building Approved. San Francisco, Cal.-The plans of the Missouri commission, Panama-Pacific International exposition, for state building, have been approved by the exposition officials and the work of construction will soon begin. , Federals Flee Saltillo. Juarez. A telegram was , received from Gen. Felipe Angeles by H. Peres Abn!u,head of the , constitutionalist information bureau here, stating that Saltillo had been evacuated by ' the federals. :'' ; ' v ' . . - . Flying to Dinner, Chicago. Finding he would be late for the dinner given in honor of Lin coln Beachey at the Aero club if he traveled in the old way, Jack Villas, a wealthy sportsman, flew tc ;.!ie club in his hydro-aeroplans with a guest. -i' '; ' Thief Returns Art Gem. ' ' New 'Yoi-k. The painting by John Sargent, "Perseus Wtth the Head of Medusa," recently 'stolen from the Brooklyn museum, was returned by mail. ' It was iindamsged. ' The Bender itave no Same.'" '" '. ATTONEY SUES TO RECOVER EXCESS BARKER SAYS REORGANIZATION .-SCHEME MUST BE PROVIDED O - FOR PAYMENT. SENDS ASSISTANT TO ST. LOUIS Plan' to. Liquidate Unsecured Claims at 50c on the Dollar This Does ; : Not Apply to ' . - -") Overcharges. . .JUy ' ; '. '. ." , . iv .'. .- .. v Jefferson City. John T. Barker, at torney general of ' Missouri, , an nounced lately that unless the state public service commission requires a provision for the settlement of over charge claims against the Wabash railroad before approving the pro posed plan of reorganization, he will file a suit in the federal court to have the reorganization plan' and action of the commission set aside. : : r Barker sued the Wabash to recover $2,000,000 in overcharges alleged to have been exacted unlawfully from its passengers and shippers during the pendency of the injunction granted by Judge Smith MePherson against the enforcement of the new rate law, in 1900. 1 When the . Wabash ' reorganization hearing was called to. meet: in St. Louis Barker forwarded an official communication to John M. Atkinson, chairman of the Missouri public serv ice commission, suggesting that a pro vision be made , in the scheme of re organization as finally approved for the payment of all claims for over charges. ' -' J : :' -1 He sent Lee Ewlng, one of his as sistants, to St. Louis to argue the point before the joint commissions. Mr. Ewlng appeared before the com missions, but; no decision was reached on his proposals. In the plan of reorganization sub mitted. It was stated that all' unse cured claims would be paid on a basis of ' 50 'per cent,' when ascertained: Barker says this does not apply to the overcharge claims, and that if it did it is unsatisfactory. To Announce Lawyers' Board. Jefferson City, Gov. , Major .an nounced that he would soon give out his selection of a commission of fif teen lawyers to envolve a plan for simplification of the code of civil and criminal court procedure in Missouri and report its suggestions to- the ses sion of the general assembly in Janu ary. So far the names of only three of the lawyers who will constitute the commission are known. They are Ed ward J. White of Kansas City, presi dent of the Missouri State bar Asso ciation, Charles P. Williams, ' presi dent of the St. Louis Bar Association, and John I. Williamson, president of the Kansas City. Bar Association. - Full Quarts of Berries. Jefferson- City. Commissioner F. H. Fricke, of the state food and drug department has issued notices to berry shippers and dealers informing them that the use of short measure boxes this season will mean prosecu tion. '.. - ' l:v - , , Investigation has shown that each season flnda the false bottoms in the berry boxes creeping closer to the top, until now the . consumer is being cheated out of mere than 20 per cent Of the berries he pays for, said the at torney for the department. : "We have found that the boxes in which berries are sold by the quart will hold a quart if the bottom is put at the bottom where it is supposed to be," he said. Alleged Assailant Arrested. Jefferson City. Isaac Jones, a young negro of this city, was arrested by , the police charged with an at tempted, assault upon Catherne Ger ber, a 10-year-old white girl, who es caped from her assailant and ran to her home in this city with the man close at her heels. The negro chased the child clear to her door, and did not desist - until the girl's mother screamed for help. The child identi fied the negro, although the police are rather disposed to fasten the crime upon another negro, Jones' is in jail and there is great indignation. Subcontractors Approved. Jefferson City. The state capitol commission has approved the firm of Abies ft Godfrey of Brooklyn, N. Y., as subcontractors for the ornamen tal iron and bronze work upon the new state capitol, according to D. D. Aronberg, Gill's representative in Jef feson City. . . Little Interest In Politics. Jefferson City. Only a few Repub licans and no Progressives have filed declarations of candidacy for party nominations with the secretary of state. June 6 is the last filing day. Hit by Train, Drowns In Creek. ; Jefferson City. Price Ware, 30 years-old, was found dead in shallow water at the mouth of Wear's creek. Clrcumtitances Indicate that he was struck by an engine In the MlBBouri Pacific v yards and knocked into the creek. He was probably so Btunned that he drowned while unconscious. E. J. Deal Head Trust Company. ' Cape Girardeau. Edwin J. Deal of Charleston has been elected president of Southeast Missouri Trust company of Cape Girardeau. ' Invidious Distinction. A gentleman one day approached the hosiery counter and asked: "Let me see some ladies' hosiery." The floor man was astonished to hear the dark reply: "Do you want it for your wife or something more expensive?" Virtue In Self-Denial. . Begin by denying yourself, and by and by you forget yourself. The kind ness which was at first just a duty bocomes a pleasure end a joy.i Self denial becomes glorified into self-for-getiiilness.TrrlJrooko :Herford.i (, ; . . Attorney-General Asks More Taxes. Jefferson City. Attorney-General Barker has concluded that the tele phone companies in the larger cities of the state are not paying anything like their proportion of taxes, and pro poses to call the matter to the atten tion of the state board of equalization, which has convened to assess the eteam railroads, street car lines, tele phone and telegraph lines and bridge property for the present year's taxes. These properties were assessed last year at a total of $189,295,055. There are 276 telephone companies in this state., The Bell system was valued last year at $4,256,306, the Mis souri & Kansas at $2,621,192, Kiuloch $731,813, American Telephone and Telegraph $744,843, Kansas City Home $1,216,788, These and all the other telephone companies will have a hearing before the board May 29. The attorney-general declared these companies were paying taxes on a ri diculously low valuation; out of all proportion to the valuation placed upon other classes of property. Pub lic service corporations are supposed to pay on about one-third of their ac tual value. The attorney-general said he did not believe the telephone com panies were paying on above Z, per cent Of their value. " V.'r;: ' ; , ; Cassville Stone May Be Ured. ' , Jefferson City; The fact that B. 3. Rosewater, president and manager of the Cassville Marble and Stoni com pany of Cassville, Barry county, has been summoned to Bedford, lad., for a conference "with Capitol Contractor K. F. GUI and C. J. Ingalls, prssident of the Ingalls Stone company, leads to the belief that the Cassville Burling ton limestone is to be selected for use in the new Missouri statehouso. For several weeks it has been ap parent that negotiations of socte kind have been going on between the Cass ville company and the Gill company. This view was borne out by the fail ure of an attempt of a synd cate of Kansas City quarrymen to get an op tion on the Cassville quarry. Cassville Burlington limestone is closely related to the Carthage stone. It is technically known as "Burling ton" limestone and is found at Cass ville in ledges of sufficient width to quarry ip any dimensions calltd for in the new capitol, : - - , -, The understanding is that if a deal Is made with Gill and Ingalls by Rose- water the equipment of the Ingalls Stone company, which was to have been, used In the development of a quarry in Ste. Genevieve county, will be transferred to Cassville. Reward Ordered Paid. Jefferson City. Ten opinions were approved by the supreme court in banc and delivered. One of these writs asked for an order to the Springfield court of appeals to certify for review' here the case involving the payment, of the reward for the capture of Wal-i ter Dippey, who murdered Stanley Ketchel, the middleweight pugilist, In Webster county, Oct 15, .1910. This writ Is denied, the supreme court de clining to review the case. This means that R.' P. Dlckerson, the Springfield, capitalist, at ' whose ranch Ketchel was shot and killed, must pay the re ward and costs in the case, aggregat ing,$5,642. Dickerson maintained that he offered the reward for the dead body of Ketchel's slayer, not for his' capture. The reward will be divided between Thomas and Joseph Hoggard and Z. T, Murphy of Webster county. Two Democrats Seek Office. i Jefferson City. Filings with Secre tary of State Roach for the state pri mary in August were as follows: For the Democratic nomination for Judge of the circuit court in the Thirty-seventh circuit, N. M.'Pettingill of Mem phis, Scotland county; for the Demo cratic nomination for state senator in the Tenth district, Frank G. -Harris of Columbia Boone county. McClung Injured by Fall. ' Jefferson ' City. D. C. McClung, chairman of the Democratic state committee, is suffering from & sprained hip and severe bruises." He was injured at the Country club, where, after an al fresco fish barbe-. cue, he slipped and fell during a foot; race. . v ..' Two File for Congress. Jefferson City. Pearl D. Decker, congressman from the Fifteenth dis trict, filed with Secretary of State Roach declaration of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination at the August primary. -Harry Durst of Springfield filed for the Democratic nomination in the Seventh district. He ' will contest for the nomination with Congressman Courtney W. Ham lin. .'." Jefferson City. Joseph Durkin, a St. Louis man convicted at Macon of picking the pocket ft a railroad man, and sentenced to serve two years in the state penitentiary, was granted a new trial because one word was wrong in an instruction. The instruction de fined larceny as "wrongful or fraudu lent stealing, taking or carrying away." The court held that the con junction "and" should have been used instead of "or." Durkin has been tried three times before. Dynamiter Gets Five Years. Benton. Pat . Powers, i who dyna mited a saloon at Anall, in Decem ber, 1912, causing the death of two Greek railroad laborers, pleaded guil ty and was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. "8oap-Box"Oratory Will Be Used. Columbia. "Soap-box oraitory and Tammany methods will be used In the coming campaign for equal suffrage," Mrs. John L. Lowes of St Louis told the Missouri equal suffrage conven tion at its closing session. . The Suitor. ." " Young Wllmartb sought an Inter view with Mr. Carpenter. "I'd like," said the young man, nervously, "to marry your daughter,: sir." ' "Well, I've got six," responded the obliging father. "Take all you want." , . Easily Elucidated "Johnny," askf d a little miss of her I small, brother, "what is a widower?" "I'm surprised at such Ignorance," re plied Johnny. "Anybody ought to I know that a widower li a widow's husband! .. : i .., .. , ... , . . I CANADA'S PLACE AS A PRODUCER; Canada Is Getting a Gre? t Many; Americans. "Three young provinces, Manitoba.! Saskatchewan, and Alberta," says a. New York financial Journal, "have aVi ready made Winnipeg one of the great est primary wheat markets of th world. In 1904 they raised 68,000,000j bushels of wheaL Five years laten thev nrodured 150.000.000 bushels. In 1918 the crop approximated 200,000, 000 bushels. At the present rate ofl progress Canada must soon vpassj France and India, and stand third lm' the line of wheat producers. TJltl-j mately If! will dispute with Russia andi the United States for the first position. Wheat has been the pioneer of oun development Undoubtedly it will' prove the same with Canada. In the. last calendar year our trade with Can ada amounted to 497 million dollars., Only with two countries the Unite Kingdom and Germany is our trade greater. No vivid imagination . is-, needed to see what the future devel opment ' of ; Canada means to the people of the United States. ; The influx of American settlers tor the Canadian prairies 1b now in fulli. swing. ; Within tie past few days over 80 of those nrrlved at Bassanp. carrying with them effects and capital, to the value of $100,000. Fifty settlers from Oregon arrived In Alberta a few days ago; while IS families of settlers' from the state of Colorado arrived at Calgary on their journey northwards. The goods and personal effects of thisj party filled 20 box cars. Of live stock:' alone they had 175 horses, 15 cowst and 2,000 head of poultry. Another class of settler has arrived at Peers,, 110 miles west of Edmonton, where n fewer than 200 German farmers have! taken up land. These are from good) farming families and brought with, them a large amount of capital. . Then in South Western Saskatche wan, there are large numbers settling; these from the United States predomi nating, while in the northern and cen tral portions of all these provinces, the settlement of new people le going on steadily. Early in April,, Peter Goertz arrived in Cardiff after a six day journey from MePherson, Kansas., Mr. Goertz who had purchased land here was in charge of a party of 38 people from the same part of Kansaa and they came through with a special train' which included all their stock: and Implements. The equipment waa all Rock Island cars, and was the first full immigrant train ever sent out by that railroad. The farms purchased! by the members of the party are) amongst the best in the district V When the Panama exposition opensi next year any of the three transcon tinental lines in Canada will make convenient means of . transport for those going to visit, and in doing; so agricultural districts of Western Canada can be seen, and ocular dem onstration given those who have heardj but not before seen, of that which haa attracted so many hundreds of thou sands of American settlers. Adver tisement 1 The Inference, "Are you a policeman?" asked one? paying guest of another at a charity picnic dinner. ' "No," said the other. "Why do you ask?" "Merely, that I noticed," said the first speaker, glancing at the section, of fried chicken In the other's fin gers, "that you are pulling a tough joint" Wants to See Things. "Poor old Jagbsby is off the wate wagon again." ' "I can't help admiring his frankness though," "He. doesn't try to excuse himself J "No. He merely says he prefers si scenic route." Baltimore Sun. , The Button Doctor. During the short seven years of herj life, little Florence Louise had be come duly impressed with the preva lence of specialists in the medical pro fession. One day, after returning from a visit! to a small playmate, she calmly an nounced: . i "Rena swallowed a button." "Are you worried about herr she was asked. " ' " ' "Oh, she will get along all right Florence Louise complacently replied. "They sent for a regular button dcKK tor." Judge. Limited Intentlona. "How do you propose to support my daughter, sir?" "I didn't propose to her to support her at all. 1 only proposed to her to. marry me." Rehoboth Sunday Her ald. " Proving the Punch. Skids Tou think his story has at real punch to it? Skittles Sure thing! Tou ought to. have seen the way it put me to sleep. Puck.1 V ' ' Disasters. "My baldness dates from that ter rible year." ' "Oh, yesi 1870." "What do you mean by 1870? t speak of the year I was married." te Eire (Paris). A Success. ' ' "Was the go to church movement at access your neighborhood?" "Yes, indeed. Our church was est full as it is when they are serving: something to eat." Detroit Free. Press. , . ,i ', v , . , ; Job Wanted. Mrs.- Sue Brette Who Is your friend? 1 , Foot Llghte Oh, he's the manager of a show. i . r i "Well, I'm from Missouri; J wlsa. he'd show me." . Are There That Many? Church I eee that Milwaukee is. preparing to chiinge over one hundred street names, Gotham Oolng to name the slreeta after the different establishment which made the :ity famous, probably. '