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I SYNOPSIS.
Howard Jeffries, banker's son. under
the evil inliuence of Robert Underwood,
a fellow-student at Yale, leads a life of
dissipation, marries the daughter of a
gambler who died in prison, and is dis
owned by his father. He tries to get work
and fails. A former college chum makes
a business proposi ion to Howard which
requires $2,000 cash, and Howard is broke.
Robert Underwood, who had been re
pulsed by Howard's wife. Annie, in ids
college days, and had once been engaged
to Alicia, Howard's stepmother, has
apartments at the Astrurta, and is ap-
I tly in prosperous circumstances.
Howard recalls a $250 loan to Underwood
that remains, unpaid, and decides to ask
him for the s2,fioo he needs. Underwood,
taking advantage of his Intimacy with
Mrs. Jeffries. Sr., becomes a sort of socia.
highwayman. Discovering his true char
acter she denies him the house. Alicia
receives a note from Underwood, threat
ening suicide. She decides to go and see
him. He is in desperate financial straits.
Art dealers for whom he has been acting
as commissioner, demand an accounting
He cannot make good. Howard Jeffries
calls in an intoxicated condition, lie asks
Underwood for $2,000.
CHAPTER Vl.—Continued.
He helped himself to another drink,
his hand shaking so that he could
hardly hold the decanter. *Ge was
fast approaching the state of complete
intoxication. Underwood made no at
tempt to interfere. Why should he
care if the young fool made a sot of
himself? The sooner he drank hlru
eeif Insensible the quicker he would
get rid of him.
“No, Howard," he said; “you'd never
make a decent member of society."
“P'r aps not,” hiccoughed Howard.
"Hot/ does Annie take her social
ostracism?” inquired Underwood
“Like a brick. She's a thorough
bred. all right. She's all to the good "
“All the same. I’m sorry I ever in
troduced you to her," replied Under
wood. "I never thought you'd make
such a fool of yourself as to marry —"
Howard shook his head in a maud
lln manner, as he replied:
“I don't know whether I made a
tool of myself or not, but she's all
right She's got in her the makings
of a great woman—very crude, but
■till the makings The only thing I
object to is. she insists on going back
to work, just as if I'd permit such a
thing Do you know what I said on
our wedding day? 'Mrs Howard Jeff
ries. you are entering one of the old
est families In America Nature has
fitted you for social leadership. You'll
be a petted, pampered member of that
select few called the "400." and now.
damn it all, how can I ask her to go
back to work? Hut if you’ll let me
have that $2.000 —”
By this time Howard was beginning
to get drowsy Lying back on the
sofa, he proceeded to make himself
comfortable
"Two thousand dollars!" laughed
Underwood “Why, man, I'm in debt
up to my eyes.”
As far as his condition enabled him,
Howard gave a start of surprise
“Hard up!" he exclaimed. Pointing
around the room, he said: “What a
ail this—a blufT?”
Underwood nodded.
“A bluff, that's it. Not a picture,
no* a vase, not a stick belongs to
me. You 11 bave to go to your fa
ther.”
"Never," said Howard despondently.
The suggestion was evidently too
much for him, because he stretched
out his h; id for his whisky glass "Fa
ther's done with me,” he said dole
fully
“He'll relent,” suggested Under
wood
Howard shook his bead drowsily.
Touching his brow, he said:
"Too much brains, too much up
here." Placing eis hand on liis heart
he went on: “Too little down here.
Once he gets an idea, he never lets it
go, he holds on Obstinate. One
idea—stick to it Gee. but I've made
a mess of things, haven’t I?"
Underwood looked at him with con
tempt.
“You've made a mess of your life, j
he said bitterly, "yet you've had some
measure of happiness. You. at least,
married the woman you love. Drunk
en boast as you are. I envy you. The
woman 1 wanted married someone
else, damn her!”
Howard was so drowsy from the
effects of the whisky that he was al
most asleep As he lay back on the
sofa, he gurgled:
"Say. old man: I didn't come here
to listen to hard luck stories I came
to tell one."
In maudlin fashion he began to sing.
"Oh, lisieu to my tale of woe, ’ while
Underwood sat glaring at him. won
dering how he could rut him out.
As he reached the last verse his'
head began to nod The words came
thickly from his lips and he sank
sleepily back among the soft divan
pillows
Just at that moment the telephone
bell rang Underwood quick!) picked
up the receiver
"Who's that?" he asked As be
heard the answer his lace tit up and
he replied eagerly: "Mrs Jeff-.cs
\es I'll come down No. tell uer to
come up “
Hauging up the receiver, hv nastily
went over to the divau a~u shook
Howard
"Howard. .ake up! con ound you!
You've got to get out —there's some
body coming "
He shook him rough!*, nut his old
classmate made no attempt to move.
“<iutck. do you hear!" exclaimed
Underwood Impatiently "Wake up--
some ores coming
Howard sleepilx half opened bis
eyes. He had .orgotten entirely
■where he w.-,a and believed he waa
on the train, ft 1 he answered:
"Sure. In: sleepy Say—porter,
make up my oed."
His patience exhausted. Underwood
was abort to pull him from the sofa
In too Much of a Hurry
Ruri! (Delegate Indignant at the Idea
cf Driver Taking the Death
for Granted.
A sweet disposition- and borse was
/lowly pulling a delivery wagon down
Seventh sine* tne other sHv-rpuou
when, just below t ht*tliut street, hi*
feet crossed and he tell heavily to the
pu*etneut
V-xo that ti ae a biree crowd had
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PCTTOBmDirftB} QUITS
Third degree
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ILLUSTRATIONS BY RAY WALTERS
COOYPICXT. 15 59, BY C.W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY
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Sann Sleepily Back Among t u e Soft D.va.i Pillows.
by force, when there was a ring at
the f r ont door.
Bending quickly over his compan
ion. Underwook saw that he was fast
asleep There was no time to awaken
him and get him out of the way. so.
quickly, he took a big screen and ar
ranged it around the divan so that
Howard could not be seen. Then he
hurried to tho lront door and
opened it.
Alicia entered.
CHAPTER VII.
For a few moments Underwood was
too much overcome by emotion to
speak. Alicia brushed by in haughty
silence, not deigning to look at him
All he heard was the soft rustle of
her clinging silk gown as it swept
aiong the floor. She was incensed
with him. of course, but she had
come. That was all he asked. She
had come in time to save him. He
would talk to her end explain every
thing and she would understand.
She would help him in this crisis as
she had in the past. Their long
friendship, all these years of intimacy,
could not end like this. There was
still hope for him. The situation was
not as desperate as he feared. He
might yet avert the shameful end of
the suicide. Advancing toward her,
he said in a hoarse whisper:
“Oh, this is good of you. you ve
come—this is the answer to my let
ter."
Alicia Snored his extended hand
and took a seat. Then, turning on
him. she exclaimed indignantly;
"The answer should be a horse
whip. How dare you send me such
a message?" Drawing from her bag
the letter received from him that
evening, she demanded:
"VYhat do you expect to gain by
this threat?”
"Don't be angry, Alicia."
Underwood spoke soothingly, trying
to conciliate her. Well he knee the
seductive power of his voice. OU°n
he had used it and not in vain, but
to-night it fell on cold, indifferent
ears.
"Don't call me by that name," she
snapped.
Underwood made oo answer. He
turned slightly paler and. folding his
arms, just look* and at her. in silence.
There was an awkward pause.
At last she said:
"1 hope you understand that every
thing's over between us. Our ac
quaintance is at an end."
"My feelings toward you can never
change." replied Underwood earnest
ly 1 love you—l shall always love
you.”
Alicia gave a little shrug of her
snouiders. expressive of utter indiffer
once
"Love!" she exclaimed mockingly
You love no one but yourself.
Underwood advanced nearer to her
and there was a tremor tn his voice
as he said:
“You have no right to say that You
remember what we once were. Whose
fault is it that I am where I am to
dav’ When you broke our eng lge
men: and married o'.d Jeffries to grati
ty your '.ocial ambition, you ruined my
life. You didn't destroy my love —you
couldn't kill that. You may forbid me
everything to see you—to speak to
you—-even to think of you. but ! can
never forget that you are the only
woman 1 ever cared for. If you had
married me. I might have been a dif
ferent man. And now. just when I
7 ant you most, vou deny me your
friendship. What have l done to de
serve such treatment? Is it fair? Is
it Just?"
Alicia had listened with growing im
patience it was only with difficulty
that she contained herself. Now she
interrupted him hotly:
"1 broke my engagement with you
because l lound that you were deceiv
ing me —just as you deceived others.
“It's a lie!" broke in Underwood “I
may have trifled with others, but 1
never deceived you.”
been watching some laborers who
were digging a hole in the street near
by, but as soon as the borse turned
the flip flop they all 'shook' the bo;
and hustled to the better sLow . Kind
anus uuhilched the fallen horse from
the wagon, but notwithstanding th:s
help and the aprcaN of the driver. the
horse refused to climb back on hi*
hoois.
While he was still lyirg on the cold
Alicia rose and, crossing the room,
carelessly inspected one of the pic
tures on ‘he wall, a study of the nude
by Bouguereau.
“We need not go into that." she said
haughtily. "Thit is all over now I
came to ask you what this letter —this
threat —means. What do you expect
to gain by taking your life unless 1
continue to be your friend? How can
I oe a friend to a man like you? You
know what your friendship for a worn
an means. It means that you would
drag her down to your own level and
disgrace her as well as yourself.
Thank God, my eyes are now opened
to your true character. No self-re
specting woman could afford to allow
her name to be associated with yours
You are as incapable of disinterested
friendship as you are of common hon
esty.” Coldly she added: “1 hope you
quite understand that henceforth my
house is closed to you. If we happen
to meet in public, it must be as stran
gers.”
Underwood did not speak Words
seemed to fail him. His face was set
and white. A nervous twitching about
the mouth showed the terrible mental
strain which the man was under. In
the excitement he had forgotten about
Howard’s presence on the divan be
hind the screen. A listener might have
detected ‘he heavy breathing of the
sleeper, but even Alicia herself was
too preoccupied to notice It. Under
wood extended his arms pleadingly.
"Alicia—for the sake of auld lang
syne!"
"Auld lang syne,” she retorted. "I
want to forget the past. The old mem
ories are distasteful. My only object
in coming here to-night was to make
the situation plain to you and to ask
you to promise me not to —carry out
your threat to kill yourself. Why
should you kill yourself? Only cc'vards
do that. Because you are in trouble?
That is iu? coward’s way out. Leave
New York. Go where you are not
known You are still young Begin
lii? over again, somewhere else.'’ Ad
.anoing toward him. she went on:
“If you will do this I will help you.
1 never want to see you again, but I’ll
try not to think of you unkindly But
you must promise me solemnly not to
make any attempt against your life."
“I promise nothing," muttered Un
derwood doggedly.
“But you must,” she insisted. “It
vouid be a terrible crime, not only
against yourself, but against others
You must give me your word.”
Underwood shook his head.
"I promise nothing.”
Came as Pleasant Change
Business Letter Ap
pealed to the Van of Old-
Fashioned Ideas.
"Yesterday.” said an old-fashioned
man. '1 received a handwritten 'etter.
the first 1 had received in a long time
and do you know I was much Im
pressed by it? Much.
"Yea know that for a long time now
almost all business letters have been
typewritten, dictated. With the vast
multiplicity of letters to be written,
we could no longer find time to write
our letters by hand. That hand-writ
ten letter that I got yesterday did
please me.
"There was a man who In answer to
mine had sat down and actually writ
ten me a letter, and there was a sense
of personal attention in that that
pleased me very much, and I think
there might still be found profit in the
handwritten letter. Many such letters
that we used to get we couldn't read,
or we deciphered only with much la-
s*ones a commuter from South Jersey
joined the jubilee. First he saw the
bole in the ground, neat the horse;
then a ’ook of surprise floated OTer
his fe?ures.
“Look here, constable." he said to
a policeman, “ain't ye goin a leetie
bu too last with that boss? Yer liable
ter have all yer work fer nothin'.**
“What do you mean?" asked the po
liceman.
Waal, it's j< this way. said the
rural delegate, "shovld think ye would
kind o save time by waitin ter see il
"But you must,” persisted Alicia. “I
won't stir from here until 1 have your
promise."
He looked at her curiously.
"If my life has no interest for you.
why should you care?” he asked.
There was a note of scorn in his
voice which aroused his visitor's
wrath. Crumpling up his letter in her
hand, she confronted him angrily.
“Shall I tel! you why I care?" she
cried. “ ’ycause you accuse me in this
letter o' 1 eing the cause of your death
—I, w o have been your friend in
spite of your dishonesty. Oh! it s des
picable, contemptible! Above all, P's
a lie—“
Underwood shrugged his shoulders
Cynically he replied:
"So it wasn't so much concern for
me as for yourself that brought you
here."
Alicia's eyes flashed as she an
swered:
"Yes. I wished to spare myself this
indignity, the shame of being asso
ciated in any way with a suicide. I
was afraid you meant what you said.”
"Afraid,” interrupted Underwood
itterly, “that some of the scandal
night reach as far as the aristocratic
.Mrs. Howard Jeffries. Sr.!”
Her face flushed with angei, Alicia
paced up and down the room. The
man's taunts stung her to the quick
In a way, she felt that he was right
She ought to have guessed his charac
ter long ago and had nothing to do
with him. He seemed desperate
enough to do anything, yet she doubt
ed if he had the courage to kill him
self. She thought she would try more
conciliatory methods, so, stopping
short, she said more gently:
"You know my husband has suffered
through thq wretched marriage of his
only son. You know how deeply we
both feel this disgrace, and yet you
would add —”
Underwood laughed mockingly.
“Why should 1 consider your hus
band’s feelings?” he cried. "He didn't
consider mine when he married you."
Suddenly bending forward, every
nerve tense, he continued hoarsely:
“Alicia, I tell you I’m desperate. I’m
hemmed in on all sides by creditors
You know what your friendship—your
patronage means? If you drop me
now, your friends will follow —they’re
a lot of sheep led by you—and when
my creditors hear of me they'll be
down on me like a flock of wolves
I'm not able to make a settlement
Prison stares me in the face.”
Glancing around at the handsome
furnishings, Alicia replied carelessly.
"I'm not responsible for your wrong
doing. I want to protect my friends
if they are a lot of sheep, as you say.
that is precisely why I should warn
them. They have implicit confidence
in me. You have borrowed their mon
:*y, cheated them at cards, stolen from
hem. Your acquaintance with me has
given them the opportunity. But now
I’ve found you out. I refuse any long
er to sacrifice my friends, my self-re
speet, my sense of decency.” Angrily
she continued: "You thought you could
blufT me. You've adopted this cow
ard’s way of forcing me to receive
you against my will. Well, you've
failed. 1 will not sanction your rob
bing my friends. I will not allow you
to sell them any more of your high
priced rubbish, or permit you to cheat
them at cards.”
Underwood listened In silence. He
s*ood motionless, watching her flushed
face as she heaped reproaches on him
She was practically pronouncing his
death sentence, yet he could not help
thinking how pretty she looked. When
she had finished he said nothing, but.
going to his desk, he opened a small
drawer and took out a revolver.
Alicia recoiled, frigtitened.
"What are you going to do?" she
cried.
Underwood smiled bitterly.
"Oh, don't be afraid. I wouldn’t do
it while you are here. In spite-of all
you've said to me, I still think too
much of you for that.” Replacing the
pistol In the drawer, he added: ‘ Alicia,
if you desert me now. you'll be sorry
to the day of your death."
His visitor looked at him in silence
Then, contemptuously, she said:
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
bor; certainly the typewritten I it.
is a great convenience and comfor
and still l dr- chink that it would pa
a business man occasionally- to writ*
a letter with his own hand. It woulr
please his customer, ! do believe. f<
receive such a letter that was obr
ously a personal communication '
know that such a letter pleased me
Sameness
“There is a certain sameness abou
I natural scenery," said the man wh*
looks bored.
"Do you mean to compare a mag
nificent mountain with the broad ex
panse of the sea?"
"Yes. Wherever you find a spot >
exceptional beauty somebody is sure
i to decorate it with sardine tins and
| biscuit boxes."—Washington Star.
Uncle Etra Say*:
“Don't fergit thtt jedgment day U
ev'ry day oo the part ur your sharp
eyed neighbor."—Boston Herald.
the boss is goin' ter d‘e afore ye start
ter dig a hole ter bury him.” —Phils
delphia Telegraph.
Addition to Shackles.
One of the first reforms wanted In
this country is for husbands to tel’
their wives what incomes they have
—Judge Willis.
Unreasonable Shame.
The worst kind of shame is beta*
ashamed of frcgaPty or poverty
Livv
TOWNS IN RUINS FROM
POWDER MILL EXPLOSION
Blast in Big Plant Near Kenosha Wipes Out the Villages of
Pleasant Prairie and Bristol and Jars Country Within
a Radius of 100 Miles Like Earthquake Shock.
ONE KILLED, SCORES INJURED; LOSS, $2,000,000
Cause of First Explosion, Which Set Off Many Tons of Dynamite, Is Un
known Disaster Followed by Mass Meetings of Cit zens With the
Motive of Preventing the Rebuilding of Powder Plant
Kenosha.— The immense plant of
the Laflir-Rand Powder company at
Pleasant Prairie, was completely
w recked by the greatest explosion in
the history of the powder industry
tn America, causing the known death
of one man, E. S. Thompson, the
injury of hundreds of. others, and a
loss in property to the plant and real
estate within a radius of 100 miles
which, when totalled, will probably
exceed $2,000,000. Seventeen men
working at the plant at the time es
caped death almost miraculously.
Pleasant Prairie, a village of mod
est homes, housing more than 700
people, was practically destroyed.
More than 15d houses were wrecked,
and hundreds sent into the streets
seeking shelter. Scores were injured
by falling walls.
Bristol, a village six miles from
the plant, was wrecked, nearly all of
ICO houses being damaged.
Pleasant Prairie Is situated about
six milts from Kenosha, and the plant
which was wrecked is the western
distributing point of the powder
trust. The fact that the explosion
came after the employes had left the
plant accounts for the small loss of
life.
An area of 100 miles felt the
shock, and a general belief that there
had been an earthquake was preva
lent. Skyscrapers rocked in Chicago
and panics in theaters followed; hun
dreds of plate glass windows In Ke
nosha were shattered; foreign resi
dents of South Bend, Ind., rushed to
church to pray; Benton Harbor,
Mich., people thought a bank had
been wrecked by burglars and rushed
into the streets armed; Michigan
City, Ind.; Racine, Wie.; Corlis, Wis.;
Grand Haven, Mich., and Milwaukee
felt the explosion.
Shortly after the first explosion
came another, and this was followed
by two more. The plant covered
190 acres, the buildings being small
and separated to keep a fire from
spreading. Now, however, the flames
spread rapidly and building after
building was blown into fragments.
The cause of the explosion Is un
known. The powder in the glaze
room, where the finishing work la
put on black blasting powder, was
the first to go, and the three black
powder magazines were next and a
dynamite magazine containing fully
three carloads of the explosive came
last.
One of the glaze cylinders was
h’ifrled two miles and crashed through
the roof of a building.
It is known that there were 170,-
000 pounds of dynamite standing on
side tracks at the plant in one maga
zine, and 86,000 pounds of black
blasting powder in another magazine.
Both of these magazines were blown
up. The magazines contained 8,000
kegs of giant powder, finished; 25,-
000 kegs of giant powder, unfinished;
150 tons finished dynamite, and 130
tons of dynamite In process of manu
facture.
With the territory surrounding the
powder plant wrecked by the explo
sion a waste of dismantled homes,
the first concerted move the day fol
lowing the disaster was toward the
elimination of the powder works men
ace from the county.
Indignation meetings have been
held In Plaesant Prairie and in Ke
nosha and the effort to safeguard the
homes is to be carried to the state
legislature.
The people of surrounding towns
have about recovered from the shock
of the terrible explosion which jarred
cities miles away from the scene and
was thought to be an earthquake by
thousands in Chicago and other like
cities.
The company has had trouble with
residents of Kenosha county follow
ing previous explosions. Two years
ago a suit brought against the com
pany on the ground that it was a pub
lic menace was won by the companv.
The recent disaster has aroused the
people to greater efforts. Gathering
in the ruins of a store in Pleasant
Prairie, the people of the village, al
most wiped out, sent a wire to Mad
ison demanding that their represen
tative in the legislature secure legis
lation to prevent the rebuilding of
NOTES OF THE DISASTER
The explosion caused the clogging
of the intake pipes supplying water
to the Illinois Steel company’s plant
at Chicago and made necessary the
shutting down of the works for three
hours.
Hardly a house in the thickly pop
ulated farming country in a radius of
live miles from Pleasant Prairie is
habitable as a result of the explo
sicn.
Nearly eveiy one who was within
ten miles of the factory when the ex
plosion occurred is wearing a bandage
to cover injuries.
The village of Pleasant Prairie was
without women on Friday and the
men went hungry that day. Not only
are most of the stores destroyed, hut
the supply of food in larders is scat
tered and insufficient.
Phil Hess, a farmer living near
Truesdcll, two miles from the factory,
prohablv will lose ' is right ear, which
was nearly severed oy a piece of fly
ing glass.
The district schoolhouse near
Pleasant Prairie was wrecked. There
was io school on Friday, for, of the
forty-five pupils, all but a half dozen
either were too seriously injured to
attend or had moved with their par
ents during the night to places of
sefety.
Following the explosion, a woman
passenger on a train on the Chicago
and Milwaukee Electric railway gave
birth to a child. The lives of both
the mother and the infant were se
riously imperiled, but both survived
the ordeal.
I the plant. If this fails, they are like
' ly to demand that the laws covering
' inspection of powder plants be
strengthened. A petition with 5.000
signers is expected to grow out of
this meeting.
The question oZ liability for the
; damages inflicted is a serious one
with the victims. The destruction of
their homes, in most instances, is the
overwhelming calamity. No attempt
has been made to accomplish any
thing but a temporary patching of
the shattered buildings.
The question of damages will be
taken up with the officials of the pow
der company. The people are not
asking damages as much as they are
insisting that the plant be removed
from Pleasant Prairie. They claim
that their property has been ren
dered valueless by the explosion and
that even if their homes were rebuilt
the women and children have been so
terrified that they would not consent
to live in the vicinity of the plant
again.
Some idea of the force of the ex
plosion can be obtained from the fact
that dynamite, when exploded, travels
at the rate of 240 miles a minute.
Tests have shown that 500 pounds
loaded into one of the larger can
nons will hurl a projectile through
eleven and one-half Inches of best
steel armor. Gunpowder has prac
tically one-half the force of dyna
mite. In the explosion there were
170,000 pounds of dynamite and 86,-
000 pounds of powder. A combined
explosion of these explosives in thi
amount would hurl a projectile
through 512 feet of the best steel
armor plate, or more than one and
one-third city blocks of solid steel.
The condition of Joseph Flinn, the
engineer injured, is serious. He is
suffering from internal injuries and
shock.
Engineer Flinn has given a state
ment of the cause of the explosion.
“It began with the glaze mill,’’ said
Flinn, “the high power powder in
the hot cylinders was what let go.
Any one of a number of causes, over
heating of the gears or friction in the
cylinder might have done it.”
Coroner Stanton declares that he
will summon as witnesses not only
every man connected with the plant
at the time of the explosion, but also
the officials of the powder company.
District Attorney Henry Hastings haa
been asked by the coroner to person
ally conduct the inquest.
Dale Bumbach, manager of the
western branch of the E. I. Dupont-
De Nemours Powder company, owner
of the mill, has inspected the site of
the destroyed plant. He said he can
not imagine what might have started
the series of explosions.
One of the most serious accidents
resulting front the explosion was in
Kenosha. Mrs. Ernest Bonsell was
driving in a grocery wagon, carrying
her year-old babe in her arms. The
horse was frightened by the crash of
the explosion and the glass windows
smashing on the cement pavements,
ar.d ran away. Mrs. Eonsell and her
babe were thrown to the street, and
the mother probably fatally injured.
The baby fell on its mother's body
and escaped unhurt.
At the home of Homer Crawford,
about a mile from the plant, a baby
had been born but the day before.
When neighbors, after the shock,
went to the Crawford home, Mr.
Crawford was senseless on the floor,
his head struck by a falling door.
Mrs. Crawford, seriously ill, lay in
bed protecting her baby.
BODY FOUND A MILE AWAY
Only One Arm and Trunk of Victim
of Pleasant Prairie Powder Mill
Explosion Rema n Intact.
Pleasant Prairie.—Part of the body
of E. S. Thompson, the foreman of
the glazing mill, was found today in
a swamp near the railroad tracks
about a mile from the scene of the
explosion. The trunk and one arm
were found.
The fragments were found by Ja
cob Davidson, an employe of the
powder mill.
I. H. Beland of Truesde’l will prob
ably lose his eyes fiem flying glass.
Trees for half a mile around Pleas
ant Prairie wer? stripped of branches
and shorn off even with the ground.
Part of the body of E. S. Thomp
son, the foreman of the glaze mill,
was found in a swamp about a mile
from the scene of the explosion.
Two mules, one wi;u both ears
blows off. the other with one ear
gone and most of the hide on one side
missing, were brought out from the
ruins.
Asks 50-Cent Gas for Milwaukee.
Madison. Assemblyman Yockey
has introduced a bill providing for
50 cent gas in Milwaukee. The meas
ure is drafted along the lines of the
2 cent passenger fare bill and applies
only to companies having more than
50,000 consumers.
Find Body in Sheboygan River.
Racine.—Edward Cullen, aged 58.
a former professional baseball player,
was found dead In bed in this city.
failure was the cause.
Former Ball Player Found Dead.
Sheboygan.—The body of William
Clarisse, aged 28, who left home her*
three months ago in search of em
ployment, has been found In the She
boygan river. It is not known how
he met death.
Contracting Firm Falls.
Green Bay.—Martin & Wigman,
contractors and fcve filed
a petition of bankruptcy in the fed
eral court. The.r liabilities are $20,-
000, with asset s of SIO,OOO.
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