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._J Good Government, Pure Homes and Godly Hearts —* ---( Published Every Thursday Morning ' '.yT ^ ___ Grantsville, W. Va„ Thursday, May 18~ 1922~ ~ „ 38 th Year Whole No 1982^ — * *_' . - -^_ _ Wfjst Virginia N&ws Briefs fTl most Imnmtrmmt mvnt* (TH r: of mmtlrm state covered i,,! I—1 tm mm rerrespoadeots >—' liarri^ille—New high school to be built hdt-e this summer. Wellspurg—Ixxuhs Wagner was flnerl $o in nolice court for attempting to beat uj\ a i>oliceman. Morgantown — Twelve prisoners ■were sent to the state penitentiary at jthe April term of criminal court. Morgantown—City has granted per mit to Armour and company for a storage plant to cost $4,000 in South Morgantown. Kenova—George W. Bnrgett, night watchman at the N. & W. bridge died as a result of injuries received when a train struck him. Salem—A big athletic field Is to be constructed here by the newly organiz ed Salem athletic park company. The tract includes three acres. Biuefield—Local lodge No. 152, Knights of Pythias, have purchased two houses in Scott- street and plan to erect a handsome home on the site. Hinton—The Martin block In Ernst Rainelle was destroyed by fire, be lieved to have been of incendiary origin. The loss Is estimated at $20, < 000. Fairmont—Three hundred business men heard Daniel Willard, president of the B. & O. tell the story of the railroad at a chamber of commerce luncheon here. Hedgesville — Mrs. S. L. Dodd, mother of S. L. Dodd, Jr., former puj thologist of the extension division *>f West Virginia University, was attack de by an infuriated bull. Clarksburg—It costs only $51.00, or thirty days, now to bite a cop on the cheek. William Posey, negro Pull man porter, found that out when he ■was tried here on the charge. Clarksburg—The road from this city to Philippi by way of Brushy Fork Is fair except for the bad hole near Trinity church, according to a report to the Clarksburg automobile club. Webster Springs—Four boys are ■under arrest charged with being im plicated in setting off three cases of 40 per cent dynamite, which were taken from the county explosive mag « *-.e. nuntington—One little cuss word Tised several times In the presence of a member of the gentler sex cost J. L. Roberts, collector for a sew ing machine company, $10 and costs in police court. Huntington—Chamber of commerce ds planning to purchase a large build ing here for rental to small manu facturers who might be encouraged tn come to this city if suitable loft epace were provided. Morgantown — Nominations f o r lAthenaeum staff have been made with M. J. Murphy and Chnuncey Hiner Jinan for business manager and Eu gene Gunning and Miss Gertrude Dot son for editor. The election will be held in two weeks. JI Clarksburg—James Crisllp, 45, n coal dealer, was killed at the Share * necker mining plant near Bnckhannon ■when a piece of slate fell upon n car he was loading, glanced off nnd struck him, breaking his neck. He leaves a widow and five children. Clarksburg — In addressing the Clarksburg mining Institute at the court house here, It. M. Tumble, of Charleston, chief of the state depart ment of mines, urged mining men tn wse the utmost care whpn mines of ♦he state resume work to so* that no nceMsnt« occur from '-on- * have arisen during the time the mines Btood Idle. Huntington—Business men"s asso ciation hpre Is planning a “rogues' gallery.” This new feature would be established for the purpose of com batting chronic , offenders In their practice of cashing worth less checks. Moundsvllle—With the arrival of three prisoners from Berkeley coun ty, the West Virginia prison popula tion rear-bed a new high mark of 1,510. Warden J, T. Terrell said that re perts from various courts in the state Indicate that the population of the iri Btltutlon will be swelled to 1,000 In another month. Bluefleld—Wilbur I>. Cunningham, company commander in the world ■war, is organising Company r, of the 350th infantry, national guard, here. Hamsville — A. O. T. Brlssey, teacher In the Harrisvillo public Bcbool, has been held to the grand Jury under $500 bond as a result of chnrges brought by the parents of J>fnv Brake and II »ward Smith, pu pils. They charge that Brlssey whip ped the hoys so severely that he broke an arm of one and Injured the bead of the other. Bluofiehl—City officials participated In dedication of Bluetield boys’ club. Parkersburg—Mrs. P. J. Sweeney, 64, died as a result of a sudden at tack of paralysis. Logan — The famous old elm tree that stood In front of the court house here for years Is dying. Fairmont—Chamber of Commerce has gone on record as favoring an other election for better water bonds. Logan—A charter hns been granted to the Mcltoss smokeless coal com pany here. The concern Is capitalized at $75,000. Huntington—Huntington milk pro ducers’ association forms permanent organization at meeting in office of county agricultural agent. Parkersburg—Thomas Gartlan, of Parkersburg, former state senator, died at I/exington, Ky„ according to a message received here. Charleston—Dr. W. W. Tompkins, second cousin of President Grant, tells Itotary club of the president’s visit here in the middle of his second term. Williamson—W. H. Needham, busi ness and advertising manager of the Mingo Republican, has accepted a position with a linotype company in Davenport, Iowa. Huntington—Mrs. I. W. Mayberry has been elected president of the Mothers’ club to succeed Mrs. A. N. Hoitzworth, who has served the limit el term of two years. Huntington—The Rev. Dean L. Rond, of Kingport, Tenn., has accept ed the pastorate of the new Vinson Memorial Christian church at West moreland, a suburb of this city. Weirton—It is thought that the $17, » 000 in rusty money found here re cently may be part of the $03,000 stolen from a mail car on route to West Virginia in November, 1920. Thurwood—Charged with the kill ing of L. O. Brand, of Morgantown, last winter, Roy Ilouchin, 38, of this place has been fonnd guilty of mur der in the second degree by a jury In Pocahontas county. Mont Coal—-As a result of a quar rel, Mike Adadis, 3f>, was shot and almost instantly killed by his wife, who immediately went into another room and shot herself, inflicting a wound that may prove fatal. Clarksburg—Wayne Crogg, ten year old son of Clarence L. Crogg; Clen wood coal miner, died in a hospital here of a bullet wound Inflicted by his father at their home when the latter mistook him for a burglar. Charleston—Smoking may be per mitted in the state legislature and as for that in some county courts, but there is one thing certain, Judge Mc Clintic will have none of it in federal court. H. J. Edwards of Chcago, who was here in connection with a civil suit found this out when the judge slapped a $10 fine on him for lighting a cigarette in court while it was in session. Huntington—The bertillion system saved a wandering knight of the road from being rliarged with murder and bank robbery. Inspector Rose tried to Identify the wandering knight as one wanted at Grand Rapids, Mich., but failed because the man's ears were different from the bertillion measurements sent from Michigan. The fingerprints were also different. The knight was roleased to go his way. Wheeling—Ry a vote of 7,027 to 2,500, Wheeling citizens authorized a £2,000,000 bond Issue to provide a rapid sand Alteration system to pro vide the city with a pure water sup ply. A three fifths vote was nec essary to ratify the bond Issue. By a vote of 7,200 to 2,005, voters au thorized the laying of a levy to pro vide the money for the bond issue. The bond Issue is the biggest ever car ried in the state for a municipal Im provement. Morgantown — The supreme court will lie asked immediately to dissolve an injunction granted In the Monon galia county court that is holding up the construction of the state highway from Clarksburg through Fairmont and Morgantown to the Pennsylvania state line. Prosecuting Attorney R. I*, Posten announced. The injunction, which was secured by taxpayers of Grant district, Monongalia county, to prevent further expenditure of n dis trict road bond Issue on part of the state highway, has caused the state road commission to Issue a warning that unless this part of the road Is Improved Immediately *hn commis sion will re-route the highway. Pt. Pleasant — Four iocat high school students who participated In the literary contest at Morgantown were guests of the Kiwanls club at its noon luncheon. Morgantown—Efforts on the part of owners of coal acreage In the county to succeed Jn holding down fhe assessed valuation will he of lit tle avail, according to g statement made by County Assessor E. E. White following a meeting with aiembers of the board of eepializitlo* ctid re view. 'DEATH PENALTIES URGED FDR CHIEFS ‘ Big Tim’’ Murphy land Other Labor Leaders Indicted for Terrorism in Chicago MJRDERS ARE INVESTIGATED Prosecution Urges Speedy Trial of Alleged Leaders in Big Labor Disorders—Additional Indict ments Are Expected. Chicago.—Death penalties will be demanded by prosecutors of Chicago labor leadors. Indictments charging murder of two Chicago policemen were voted against eight of the labor leaders by a grand jury called in special ses sion. Among those named were: “Big Tim” Murphy, head of the Gas Workers Union and the “power” behind the Chicago Building Trades Council. Fred Mader, alleged “tool” of Mur phy and president of the council. “Con” Shea, treasurer of the Thea ter Janitors* Union and confidant of Murphy. ^ Demand that “Big Tim” Murphy. Fred Mader Cornelius (Con) Shea i and five others, indicted for murder In connection w^tli the killing of two policemen in the bomb war attribut ed to labor gangsters, be rushed to trial and sent to the gallows, was made by the state’s attorney’s office. Additional indictments were expect ed in the drive of the police and taw enforcement organizations against the so-called” labor outlawry. Mader, Murphy, Shea and the others Indicted were ordered held without bail to answer to the indict ments. Assistant State’s Attorney Gorman made the statement that “if the law in the anarchists’ case growing out of the Haymarket riots is in har mony with the present day law, the State of Illinois now has sufficient evidence to hang Murphy, Mader. Shea and possibly others. The five others indicted are Isadore Braverman, Dan iel McCarthy, Jerry Horan, Joseph Hogan and Robert McCloud. Hogan is a former policeman and Horan is a saloonkeeper who is said to have acted as the “employment agent” for labor loaders desiring the services of bombers and sluggers. The others are officials of the various Chicago unions. Given Ten Months Sentence. Philadelphia, Pa.—Emanuel Book binder, restaurant proprietor, was sentenced to 10 months in Mercer county jail, at Trenton, and fined $5,500 in the United States district court here. Bookbinder was convicted April 10 on two counts of an indict ment charging him with possessing illegal liquor and liquor he knew' to have been smuggled into the United States. The jury deliberated 49 hours before it reached a verdict. Civil War Renewal Threatened. Gondon.—Renewal of civil war is threatened in China, according to advices from Pekin. They reported that the Manchurians were prepar lng to take the field in a nerw cam paign against Pekin and the city’s guardian army nder General Wu Pei-Fu. Ore Being Brought in Despite Strike Greenville, Pa. — The Bessemer railroad is hauling considerable ore into the Pittsburgh district, despite the fact that the coal strike has been under way for nearly six weeks. The railroad has hauled 1,600 cars a week from Conneaut harbor into the steel conter for the past five weeks. Shot Through Lung, Revives. Greenville, Pa.—John James, a bar ber, shot through the right lung in a shooting fray here the night of March 17 and given one hour to live when taken to the hospital, left that institution for the home of friends in Farrell and with a chance foT his life. Physicians here say they believe a lung abscess has de veloped and that Jamos must event ually succumb to his wound. Flyers Fall Into Sea. Idsbon.—Portuguese airmen, Cap tains Coutinho and Sacoadura, who attempted to complete their trans Atlantic flight in a new hydro-aero plane, fell Into the sea between St. Paul Rocks and Femnndonoronha. and wore rescued by the British steamer City of Pari*. 1 Killed, 8 Hurt in Trolley Craeh. Asheville, N. C.—One man was kill ed and eight Injured when two trol loy cars collided head on on the Wea vervlllo line, about two mile* from here. Ivory Production Falling Off. Washington, D C.—The worlds supply of ivory—obtained from ele phants-is rapidly becoming exhaust ed, according to a report to the Commerce Department from Corsul Mossersmith at Antwerp. Ivory pro duction has fallen off considerably in the Congo, lie reported, and while formerly there have been large stocks on band in the Antwerp market at | present o«Jy small amount* are com i ing in r- CK steamers. The Congo ( chiefs cfnry lo sell rahurg, Dr. F. H. Baetjer Dr. F. H. Baetjer, for 20 years chle of the X-ray department of Johns Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, is one o the pioneers In X-ray experimentin( for the cure of diseases, and it was during his first experiments that his hands were badly burned, causing th< loss of several fingers. TWO POLICEMEN ARE KILLEDINIABOR WAR West Side, Chicago, is Scene of Vicious Street Fighting; Terrorism Rampant Chicago.—Two policemen were shoi and killed and three buildings dyna mited in a new outbreak of Chicago’s labor war. Terror was spread throughout th< West Side as dynamiters hurlec bombs and fired volleys of shots. The bombings and the murders were attributed by police to resent • ment of extremists against the wage awards of Kenesaw Mountain Landis who acted as arbitrator in the dis pute between building trades em I ployes and contractors. Patrolman Thomas J. Clark was riddled with bullets and instantly kill ed when he interrupted vandals ir their attempt to blow up the Sharp & i Partridge glass plant. The terrorists were in the act of hurling a bomb ai the plant from a ramshackle auto. The slayers a few minutes before had hurled dynamite into the Tylei & Hippach garage. Terrence Lyons, acting police lieu tenant in charge of a detachment ol officers, took up the hunt. Lyons' car drew up beside a suspi cious-looking auto. The lieutenant yelled: “Halt!” The answer was t ihower of revolver shots. Lyons was killed and Joseph Moeller, motorcycls policeman, shot in the leg. Following Lyons’ murder, two othei | bombings were reported. In each case, according to the chie of police, the buildings bombed wers owned by men identified with the cit izens’ committee to enforce the Lan dis award. The unions declared the wags award was unjust, whereupon a citl zens’ committee raided $3,000,000 t< enforce the award. James Patten the wheat king, is one of the leaden of the committee. _ CLERGYMAN ENDS LIFE Girl’s Groundless Charge Sends Mir ister to His Death. Mars Hill, Me.—How the unfound ed charge of an hysterical girl age< 13 years drove the Rev. Charles R Carlton, pastor of the Methodic Episcopal Church here, to end hi life has become known, and the en tire community is stunned. At Easter time, when the churci was being decorated, the girl assist ed in stringing wreaths and festoons The pastor caught her in his arm and saved her as she fell from i steipladder. She ran home scream ing and told her parents the clergy man had put his arms about her ii an Improper manner. The community was qqickly alliei against the pastor, although he swor his innocence. His removal was de manded. Leaving a note Haying hi was guilty of no ofTense, the min ister ended his life with a huntim rifle. Faced hv the note, the girl admil ted her charges were without basL and toltj the truth of the occurrence Woman Is Elected Mayor. Cokeville. Wyo.—This city, once re putnd as a hang-out of "had men,' held an election and Mrs. Ethe Stoner was the successful candidat< for mayor, returns showed. Mrs. .1 D. Noblitt and Mrs. Richard Rhberti were named to the city council. Th< women defeated a men’s ticket am they have announced their intentioi to "clean the city of bootleggers am i other law violators.” Irish Factions Are Still Apart. Ijondon.—The Peace Committee o : the Da.il F.ireann has failed to read | a basis for unity of the factions li j Ireland, it 1h reported in a Centra News dispatch from Dublin. Germany Must Pay U. 8. for Zeppelina F’arls.—The council of 'ambassa dors has announced Its decision tha Germany must recompense th< United States for Zeppelins destroy ed and not delivered in rompllanc* with the treaty of Versailles. 'VOLLEY ODELLS PRISON MUTINY Fourteen Convicts Are Shot. Two Possibly Fatally, at Columbia, S. C. LASH ENDS RIOT IN CHICAGO Prisoners Attempt To Burn Peniten tiary Chair Factory—Police Aid Guards In Putting Down Mutiny—Riot Guns Used. Columbia. S. C. — A munity of 150 convicts in the State penitentiary was | put down after 14 of the mutineers I had been wounded by penitentiary guards and city police, two of them being perhaps fatally shot. An at f tempt by the convicts to burn the pen 1 itentiary chair factory failed. The outbreak came after the dinner I hour. The prisoners were sullen be i cause they had been ordered to turn 1 in what civilian clothes and other ar * tides not needed by them in prison. Through certain apparent leaders, they defied the authorities, and an nounced they would not return to work. Aid was asked of city authori ties by telephone. No effort was made to coerce the prisoners pending the arrival of rein forcements from the city. In the meantime the mutineers stood in the penitentiary yard, armed with sticks and knives obtained from the chair factory. Upon the arrival of the detachment of city police the mob of prisoners surged toward the little group of blue coated officers, cursing and snarling threats. A volley from riot guns met i them and 11 men dropped. The re mainder brok^and tried to run. They were rounded up without further trou ble. Chicago. — A four-hour riot in the Cook county jail was quelled when the warden and 30 guards removed i ringleaders from their cells one at a time and whipped them. Displeasure of the prisoners over a change in the methods of admitting visitors led to the outbreak. Flaming blankets i were dropped to the ground floor Dense smoke almost suffocated many inmates. With steel strips torn from their bunks, the prisoners beat upon i the bars of their cells, the bedlam be . ing heard for blocks. MYSTERIOUS TRAGEDY Bodies of School Teacher and Man Found Slain in Park. Mamaroneck, N. Y.—The oodies of . John C. Kane. Jr., aged 34 years, and Mias Elizabeth Dunn, aged 32, were found in Alton Wood Park. Miss i Dunn had been shot through the , body. Kane died fom a bullet fired through his mouth. Beside his right . hand lay an automatic revolver. Police found no evidence of a ! struggle, and so far as early invest!, s gations showed, the couple, who had ■ been constantly together lately, are ■ not known to have quarreled. Kane was a postal clerk. He i served as a sergeant and instructor at the Paris Island Marine Corps > training camp in South Carolina dur , ing the war. Miss Dunn had just re i newed her contract as a teacher in the public schools. Famished Men Rescued At Sea. Norfolk, Va.—Picked up by sheerest * accident after they had drifted for five days without food or water in a * half-sunken launch, B. J. Gardner and l J. G. Truitt of Miami, Fla., were land * ed here by the schooner Harry G. t Deering. The men had been reduced * to burning their clothing for distress * signals when found and were weak from hunger and exposure. i - Hacks Head With Hatchet. * Philadelphia.—Despondent over fl. * nanclal troubles, William Haws, a i once prosperous dairyman, killed - himself in a horrible manner. After - drinking a heavy dose of acid at his l Jenkintown home he became crazed with the burning in his etomach and i! rhopped hH own head with a hatchet 3 He was sent a Abington Hospital - where he died. He leaves a widow ' and four children. ? Mother Kills Self and Three Tots. Atlantic City, N. J. — Mrs. W. S. Busby and her three young daughters were found dead from asphyxiation in ja bedroom at their home in Ventnor City. On a chiffonier in the bedroom . were found two letters written by * ( Mrs. Busby. One to her husband said I that "All would be better off.” > -- Argonne Hero Dies. , Baltimore, Md — Col. Clement Alex * ‘ ander Finley Flagler, United States I | Knglneer Corps, who commanded the ! , artillery in the Third corps in the I Argonne Meuse, died at Johns Hop j kins hospital. Asks If Volstead Act Is Repealed, f Now York.—"Have they repealed i! the Volstead act?" exclaimed Magis ! trate McOheehan in MorHsania po I lice court when 16 pflsondj^fcvere ar i ralgned before him on charges of [ drunkenness. The first two prison . ers were girls, Kathryn Mallory, . | whom the matron said was 16 years t old. and Minnie Grimm, who appear ^ ed a trifle older. The next gave the . J name of William Maroney, who said > i he wa* a deputy sheriff of Bronx | county. Mrs. William Reynolds Mrs. William Reynolds of Winston Salem, N. C., who Is one of the twc candidates for the office of presidem general of the Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution next year. She is th< wife of a well-known tobacco manu facturer. The annual congress of tht D. A. R. is being held in Washington THREE MEN KILLEDlf STAKE BYTEXAS MOB Negroes Burned to Death Fol lowing Assault and Murder of White Girl Kirwin, Tex.—Three Negroes wen burned to death at the same stakt here by a mob of 500 men following their alleged implication in the crim inal assault and murder of 17-year-olt Eula Awsley, white girl, whose mu tilated body was found near here. “Snap” Curry, the first Negro burn ed, was taken from the custody o: Freestone county officers as he was being conveyed from Wortham t< some point west. It is alleged that ht confessed to the mob that he had as saulted and murdered the girl ant that in his confession he implicatet the two other Negroes, J. E. Varne} and Mose Jones. The mob divested the sheriff of hh keys to the Freestone county Jai where Jones and Varney were beinf held as suspects. Hurrying to th< Jail, the mob unlocked the doorfs ant took the two Negroes in charge. A1 three Negroes were then rushed tf Kirwin, the home of the dead girl, ant an iron stake driven into the ground an a small square in the heart of tht town. Wood was accumulated ant saturated with oil. Curry was burned first. Then Var ney and Jonts. There was some de lay in burning the last two lnasmucl as they steadfastly maintained theii innocence. Third degree methodf failed to bring a confession from then and they were finally cremated on tht strength of Curry’s testimony. Aftei the third Negro had been burned tf a crisp, all three bodies were piled together and a mass of fuel and oi flung over them. This was ignited the flames soaring 25 to 30 feet ir the air. U. S. Marines Ready for Battle. Shanghai. — American marines arc ready at Tien Tsin to go into actlor against a force of Feng Tien troops remnants of Chang's mighty Manchu rian army, shattered in battle nortl >f Pekin by Wu Fei Fu. The Fen? Tien stragglers, reported to be 10, )00 strong, were said by scouts to b« rot looting Tien Tsin. British ant French troops have co-operated witl .he Americans In throwing out a flrsl ine of defense around the threatenet Mty. Man Diet On Train. Atlantic City. — Stricken with n heart attack while riding in a Pull •nan on the Pennsylvania Raliroat bridge train, John H. Patterson, chair man of the board of directors ant founder of the National Cash Regis ter Company of Dayton, O.. died be fore medical assistance could reach him. Mr. Patterson was seated in a ^hair chatting with his valet when fie suddenly fell unconscious. He hat been a sufferer from a chronic cardiac 2ondltlon. Robbers Sing Hymn Omaha. Neb.—Two masked bandits who told their vlctifhs they were once In a church choir, sang the hymn which Includes the words: "We will come rejoicing, bringing In the sheaves” as they held up and robbed nine persons, including a number oi women, in a drug store here. They escaped with loot amounting to mors than $300. Speeding Auto Turns Over. Beaver Falls, Pa. — One man wa? killed and three men were injured when an automobile in which they were riding on the Darlington road left the roadway and turned over three times. The men were returning to their 'homes fi*om East Palestine, O., and were going at a high rate oi speed. It is said, when a rear tire on the automobile blew out as they were turning the sharp ftarthorit curve on the Darlington road, boVi mU Darling ton and East Palestine K / i MANY ARE SHOT IN BUN BATTLE Rival Bootlegger Gangs Stage Fight in Crowded New York Street MAN RUNS WILD WITH GUN More Than Sixty Shots Are Fired, Eight Wounded—Bystanders On Way Home From Work \ Among the Victims. \ New York.—Four people, including a policeman, are believed to be dying and half a dozen more are in hospit als, as a result of gun battles. The most serious of the battles oc curred when two enemy bootlegger bands met on a crowded street and opened lire. A girl, a woman and four men were shot during this afTray. Five of the victims of the battle be . tween the bootlegger bands were in , nocent bystanders who got in the lino , of fire. Two of the men were not expected to live. t One of those shot and held under arrest in a hospital 16 believed by police to know the cause of the sud den outbreak between the rival gangs, in which 60 shots were fired. The girl victim of the feud is Mis* Frances Kahn, aged 18 years, a ste nographer, who was on her way home from work. Mrs. Clara Nathanson, aged 23 years, was shot twice in the | leg. Crazed, Hugh Chambers, Negro, whipped out his revolver and shot Louis Lavelle, Negro lawyer, ran into the street and deliberately fired upon Patrolman Henry Pondorf. Pondorf * is paralyzed from a bullet wound in his neck, and the attorney’s temple is shattered. Surgeons say neither 1 will live. The Negro madman was » captured. Newspaper Plant Is Burned. Des Moines, la.—Fire completely destroyed the building and equip ment of the Des Moines Dally News. , The blaze started in the paper stor , ^6 room in the basement at 1 a. | m. It gained headway rapidly. Ap paratus rushed to the scene was un able to cope with It. Every piece of I Are fighting equipment in the city was called out and fought the blaze for four hours before bringing It un der control. The loss of the News , was estimated at $200,000, while other occupants of the building suf ; fered a loss of $25,000. Famous Paris Theater Burned, ! Paris.—A serious fire started in the i Casino de Paris, one of Paris’ lead ing music halls, while the actors were rehearsing. The fire is believed to i have been caused by a short circuit, l Pearl White, the American actress, is starring at the Casino. The fire was limited to the stage, but all the cos tumes were destroyed and most of the scenery, causing damage estimated at 1,000,000 francs. When the flames were discovered, the iron curtain was promptly lowered to shield the audi torium, hut the curtain soon fell in on the stage. Robber Gets $12,000 Gems. San Francisco.—Jewelry valued at $12,000 was taken from an exhibit* maintained by Shrove & Co., in a hotel lobby. The robber had to work literally under the eyes of scores of persons who were in the lobby at the time. Four pieces of Jewelry, all of diamonds sot in platinum, were taken. The length of the thief's arm apparently limited the haul, as other Jewelry in the case valued at more than $30,000 was not touched. The thief had loosened and then re moved a small glass section in the side of the case. Fort Worth Again Flooded. Fort Worth. Tex.—With the Trin ity river at a flood stage of 36 feet, this city was again waterbound. Blocks of houses were inundated and street car traffic In three directions was suspended. The city was again without a water supply, as the pump ing plants have been flooded A cloudburst west of here caused the flood. Landmark Destroyed By Fire. Hazleton, Pa. — The Pardee build ing. one of the city's oldest land marks. was totally destroyed by Are. The building was the home of the Knights of Columbus and a number of stores. Damage was estmated at $30,000. Three Killed in Oklahoma Storm. Oklahoma City. Okla.—Three dead, over a dozen Injured and property and farm damage of several hundred thousand dollars is the toll of (he wind and rain storms which swept western and northwestern Oklahoma, according to reports. Gasoline Explosion Kills Two. RulTalo.—Two men dead and three injured is the toll of a terriAc gaso line explosion In the boiler room of the wholesale millinery establishment of Sinclair, Rooney A Co., here. ' Can Search Without Warrant. Madison. WH»—The rlgnt of state prohibition officers to search, without wsrrant. soft drink parlors licensed to sell non-intoxicating beverages, was upheld unanimously by the Wisconsin | Supreme Court.