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THE RICHMOND PAIXABIUM
AND SUN-TELEGRAM.
KICII3IOXD, IXD., WKDXKSUAV EVENING, APIJIL8, 1M)S.
SINGLE COPY, CENTS.
'OL. XXXIII. NO. 53.
5- 4AllE
INDICATIONS POINT
TO LONG AND HARD
CONVENTION BATTLE
Ml Candidates for Sixth Dis
trict Congressional Nomi
nation Claiming Everything
In Sight.
FRIENDS OF CAMPBELL
CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS.
tfhink That Minister Politi
cian's Strength Will In
crease From the Time He
Enters Convention Hall.
Shelbyville, lnl April S. "In my
Opinion the sixth district, congressio
nal convention will b" hard fought
tind long drawn out," remarked Hilly
J?lodgett, the political writer of the
Indianapolis News today. Tom Dav
idson and K. K. Moore were the first.
t)f the six would-be successors to Con
pressman James K. Watson to arrive
upon the field of battle. They came
Jn early this morning and at once op
ened headquarters. This afternoon the
cnher four candidates, the Rev. .f. O.
Campbell of Wayne, Charles Stivers
of t'nion. Judge Barnard of Henry and
M'ill Hough of Hancock, will arrive
Iiere.
All the candidates are confident, of
Victory and arc making predictions to
this effect. They state that they are
5n the race to the bitter end. If puch
is the case the date for the breaking
of the deadlock which will ensue is in
the dim, hazy distance.
Hotels Filled Up.
All the hotels and hoarding houses
lire beginning to fill up today and by
tomorrow at noon, they will he crowd
ed to capacity. The first delegations
began to pour into the city ibis morn
ing. Tom Davidson statps that there
will be a delegation from Decatur
count.v 200 strong, nrrivohero this ev
ening and that another big delegation
from that county will put. in an ap
pearance tomorrow morning. Thirty
or forty "Campbellites" will arrive
here late this afternoon. In the morn
ing another hig delegation from Wayne
rounty is expected. It is thought that
caca candidate will be backed by an
immense delegation.
It was understood that Tom David
ton had a plan to take the convention
by storm, packing bis big hunch of
supporters in the convention hall and
literally tearing the roof off the build
ing whenever he moves or his name
is mentioned. As the hall will only
Siold about 1,400 people and' as tickets
lo the hall will be fairly distributed,
$lr. Davidson's scheme died abornin.'
BY SPECIAL TRAIN.
VVayne County Campbell Supporters
Leave Here Thursday Morning.
This noon about forty prominent
ftVayue. county republicans left for
?helbyrille on a traction car. This
delegation is only the advance guard
f the main Campbell force which
es to the convention city in a rp-c-Jal
Panhandle train tomorrow morn
ing. This special leaves the local sta
tion at 7:..0 o'clock and will stop at
Centerville and Cambridge City where
3t Is expected big delegations will
;board the train. Members of the
'Wayne county republican central com
mittee anticipate that there will be
three hundred and four hundred
"Campbellites" who will make the
rip to Shelbyville. All of them will
to armed with buttons bearing the in
scription, "The Campbells Are Com
ing:. Get a Hump on You."
On the eve of the big convention,
which will probably be unique in he
Jilstory of politics in the Sixth dis
trict, the friends of the Rev. J. O.
Campbell are confident of his ultimate
success in securing the nomination.
"When the first, ballot Is taken he will
re as strong as any of the other five
candidates and he is expected to grad
ually gain strength as the balloting
progresses. Mr. Campbell left this
afternoon for Shelbyville.
TWO MORE LIVES
LOST IN
FIRE
Tenement Burned and Many
Had Narrow Escapes.
Passaic. N. J.. April S Wm. Camp
bell, aged twenty-four and his broth
er. Alexander, aged fifteen, lost their
lives in a tenement fire this morning
end several others had very narrow
escapes.
APPEAL PROBABLE IN
THE CHARTERS CASE.
It Is probable that an appeal will be
taken in the case of Charters vs. City
of Richmond and board of commission
ers of Wayne county. Judge Fox of
the circuit court, sustained the demur
rer of the defendants and this has put
a check on litigation temporarily. Mr.
Charters has been in the city this week
making an investigation of matters
that he beMeves would be of vsbie in
iai he makes an appeal.
CAT ADOPTSSQUIRRELS.
New Castle, Ind., April S. He
side a kitten of h r own. a cat
owned by '). K. lilaek, a farmer,
south of town, is raiding three
young fox squirrels. Mr. H'ack
and some assistants were curing
timber when in a hollow tree they
had cut down they found the littie
fox squirrels. As an experiment
Mr. lilack took the baby squirrels
and placed them in with the cat
and her kitten. Mr. Hlack was
surprised to see the mother cat im
mediately take charge of the squir
rels attd caress them th" same as
if ihey were her kittens. She is
giving them the best, of care and
the unique family is attracting
considerable attcnt ion.
H
AGAINST
DISHONEST WORK
Supt. Cotton Issues Instruc
tions on School Enum
eration. TRUSTEES WILL NOW WORK
WILL TAKE ACTIVE CHARGE OF
ENUMERATION IN THEIR RE
SPECTIVE TOWNSHIPS PRE
CAUTIONS URGED.
With the exception of Jackson and
Wayne townships, the trustees will at
tend to the enumeration of the child
ren of school age within 1 heir respec
tive townships. In the townships
specified, assistants are needed. Char
les Potter, trustee of Wayne town
ship has appointed .lames Norihup
and Benjamin Duke, as enumerators.
The National road has been selected
as the division line through the city
and east, of the city limits and the
Indianapolis division of the Pennsyl
vania railroad will be the division line
west of the city. Mr. North up will
have charge of the section north of
the line and Mr. Duke the other half.
Instructions have been sent county
superintendent. Jordan by F. A. Cot
ton, state superintendent, informing
him that great care must, be exer
cised in the work. It is requested
that greatest precautions be taken to
avoid any dishonesty. Tbe state board
of education had sufficient experience
in the dishonest enumeration as the
result of the work of last. year, which
resulted in a serious squabble in a
number of sections of the state.
'"When the county superintendent,"
says Mr. Cotton "finds any evidence
that the enumeration is excessive in
number or in any other way incorrect
he may require the same to be retaken
and he may appoint persons to per
form the service, who shall receive
the same compensation out of the
same funds as the person or persons
who took the enumeration in the first
place, and the school revenue shall be
distributed upon the corrected re
turns. "It Is the desire of the department,"
continues Mr. Cotton, "that every cor
poration in the state, whether city,
town or township, shall be accredited
with every person between the age?
of ( and 21 to whom it is legally en
titled. The question upon which the
apportionment of the school revenues
is made to townships towns and cities.
The enumeration must, therefore be
made faithfully and accurately."
THREAT UNHEEDED AND
HOME WASDYNAMITED
! All Members of Lumia's Fami
ly Escaped Though.
Chicago. 111., April S. The home of
Antonee Lumia. a wealthy jeweler,
was dynamited this morning and the
house was badly damaged. The fam
ily escaped injury. Lumia had re
ceived threatening letters, demanding
$MiO under the penalty of having his
little sou kidnapped. This Lumia
would not nay.
EMMA GOLDMAN
IN UNITED STATES
Crossed
the Border
Night.
Last
Winnipeg. Manitoba. April s. Emma
Goldman crossed the border into the
United States, last night, without in
terference. THE WEATHER PROPHET.
FOR INDIANA Rain and colder
Wednesday night; Thursday fair,
colder in extreme south portions;
south winds, shifting to north
west, becoming high.
OHIO Rain Wednesday night; Thurs
day fair, colder, south winds
shifting to northwest, becoming
high.
VARNED
CONFESSES HE
BURNED STATION
AND STOLE MONEY
John E. Hunstberger, Former
C, C. & L. Agent at Cottage
Grove Tells Railway Offi
cials of His Act.
BUCKET SHOP WAS RE
SPONSIBLE FOR ALL.
Man Appropriated ''Margins"
For Himself and Having to
Make Them Up He Robbed
Little Station.
John K. Huntsberger, former agent
for the C, C. L. and the C, 1 1. K- D.
railroads at. Cottage drove, a little
town a few miles south of this city, is
under arrest, at Indianapolis and he
confesses that, he was responsible for
the fire which destroyed the depot at
Cottage Grove and that lie stole about
$r,oi from the safe in the ticket office
before he applied the torch to the
building.
Huntsberger is well known in this
city and his friends here are shocked
to learn of his deed as he was always
held in the highest esteem. A dis
patch from Indianapolis says:
A sworn statement by John E.
Huntsberger, agent, for the C H. D.
Railroad company at Cottage Grove,
Ind., that he was responsible for the
fire which destroyed the d"pot at that
place several weeks ago, was made in
this city by Huntsberger in the pres
ence of John H. Klam. T. H. Hart,
special agent for the railroad and an
other representative of the company.
Later Huntsberger was taken to Lib
erty, where yesterday he waived a
preliminary hearing and was held to
the grand jury.
Huntsberger's act, according to his
own statement, was the direct fsult
of his interest in a "bucket shop"
which he conducted at. College Corner
for the Morewell Bucket Shop com
pany of Cincinnati. Huntsberger, ac
cording to his statement. ' "double
crossed" the bucket, shop concern
which he represented and instead of
sending the margins down to Cincin
nati he appropriated them for his own
use.
In the depot at the time of the fire
was about $thin belonging respectively
lo the C. II. fc 1). company and the
("nited States Express company and
Huntsberger. in reporting the details
of the fire to his superiors, stated that
this sum was destroyed along with the
other contents. It developed later 'hat.
the money was not dostrojed, and
Huntsberger admits having taken all
of the currency with the exception of
a few dollars out of the building be
fore the fire.
The total loss on the building and
its contents is approximately $:;.vnn.
Aiding Hart in the discovery of the in
cendiary was F. M. Sc'iafer of Cincin
nati, special agent for the United
States Express company.
MOTHERS RESPONSIBLE
EOR SCHOOL PANIC
Heard of Dynamite Threat and
Hastened to Building.
New York. April S. Dozens of chil
dren were injured in a panic this af
ternoon at the Seventh Avenue public
school. Newark. N. J. Mothers heard
that threats were made to blow up
tiie building with dynamite and push
ed aside the police and teachers to
rescue their little ones from the sup
posed danger, choking the exits.
IS THE
NEW PREMIER
Kissed King's Hand on Ap
pointment. Iondon, Kng., April S. Former
Chancellor Herbert H. Asquith was
today officially proclaimed premier
of Great Lritain. At. Biarritz Asquith
kissed the King's hand on his appoint
ment as prime minister.
JOHNSON DOES NOf
SEEKNOMINATION
Making Little Effort to Secure
Plum.
Chicago. April S. Governor John
Johnson of Minnesota, is on his way
south to make a number of speeches.
It is said today that he is making lit
tle effort for the presidential nomina
tion. If Bryan is the nominee he will
I b one of the strongest supporter.
ASUITH
HONT FOR BURGLARS
WHO SHOT PATROLMAN
Carnival of Crime Indulged in
At Salem, 0.
Salem. O. April S. A posse of citi
zens and officers are searching the
country for three burglars, one of
whom killed Patrolman Charles Mil
ler this morning. Miller pursued the
bumlars and caught one and was
marching him to the station when
another burglar shot him. Night Tick
et Agent Cope. h"ard the shot, but
when he reached Miller, he was dead.
The burglars robbed the homes of W.
H. Clark, A. J. Mansfield and E. W.
Silver.
CONTRACTS MUST
BE IN WRITING
So Holds Judge LaFollette
Who Heard the Doney
Laughlin Case.
ATTORNEYS INTERESTED.
RULING WILL BE OF MOMENT IN
GOVERNING FUTURE REAL ES
TATE TRANSACTIONS AUTHOR
ITIES WERE CITED.
Judge J. M. .Lafollette, of the Jay
circuit court presided on the bench in
the Wayne circuit court this morning
in the Doney vs. Laughlin case. The
court, sustained the demurrer of the
defendant to the second and third par
agraphs of the complaint and overrul
ed that to the first paragraph. This
case originated out. of a real estate
deal wherein the plaintiff acted as a
real estate broker in making a sale
for the defendant. The plaintiff
claimed he acted under a verbal con
tract that was written after the deal
had been closed. He sought to recov
er a commission and the defendant
refused to pay it on the grounds con
tracts must he written in order to be
legal.
fn announcing his- decision Judge
Lafollette presented a numlier of au
thorities. He held the law specifies
that in real estate deals a contract
shall be invalid if not made in writing.
The interpretation of the word invalid
decides the matter as to whether or
not the word means void. The court
held that a promise that could not be
enforced at some time could not be
made the basis of a new contract. It
was shown that if the sale of property
was consumated originally as the re
sult of a verbal promise and the law
holds a verbal promise is not binding,
then a written contract based upon
the same promise can not be held
valid.
The point, of law was such as to re
ceive the interest, of a number of at
torneys at the local bar and they re
mained in the court room to hear the
verdict. The ruling will be of moment
in governing future real estate trans
actions. S
Central Union Telephone Wiil
Begin Placing Conduits
On Monday.
BOARD APPROVES PLANS.
Today the board of public works ap
proved the plans of the Central T'nion
Telephone company for the construc
tion of a conduit system on the south
side of Main street. This system is
to be built by the company so that it
can comply with the terms of the
Main street pole ordinance. j
Manager Hutton of the local branch j
of the company states that the work of !
constructing tne system will siart
Monday. Already there is a large sup
ply of conduits on hand, and it is ex
pected that by the first of next week
the cable and all the necessary mate
rial will be here. The Main street
wires of the Western Union Teleeraph
i ompany win he placed in the Central
i Union conduits.
M'MANUS RETURNS
FROMJERRE HAUTE
Attended Funeral of Wm.
Dwyer, Slain Detective.
Sergeant Dan McManus has returned
from Terre Haute, where he went to
attend the funeral of William Dwyer.
chief of the detective force, who was
shot by McDonald, the desperado,
when the jury returned a verdict
against him. McManus does not
j speak very highly of the degTee of val
i or displayed by the Terfe Haute police
j and other officers, who were stationed
about the court room at the time.
WORK
BEGINS
ON
CHAUTAUQUA
IS
TO BE BIGGEST
OF KIND YET HELD
Secretary Goodwin Has Com
pleted Exceptionally Strong
Program Which Is Well Bal
anced Throughout.
MEN OF NATIONAL
PROMINENCE TO COME.
Governor Folk of Missouri Has
Signed His Contract as Has
Champ Clark, One of Big
Guns in National House.
Secretary Goodwin of the Richmond
Chautauqua has entirely completed the
program for the chautauqua which will
be held August 21 to ". He states
that the program arranged for is the
most complete, instructive and inter
esting ever offered to a local public. In
the past there has been criticism that
too much of the talent appealed only
to educational people. This year, Mr.
Goodwin states, the teachers institute
will, as usual, be held in conjunction
with the chautauqua. but, the chautau
qua program will be more extensive.
and the talent secured by the teachers'
institute will speak on subjects which
will interest the general public. He
states that some of the addresses to be
gien will be on the following sub
jects: "How laws are Made," "Our
Courts." "Our President and How We
Got. Him." "Banks and Bankers," "The
Story of the Heavens." J
An Even Program.
Mr. Goodwin also states that it will
not be the policy of the chautauqua
management this year to offer the best
features of the program the last few
days. He states that beginning with
the first day an excellent program
will be offered. This will continue un
til the last day. On the first night,
Frank Dixon, probably the best
known lecturer in the couutry, will
deliver his celebrated lecture on "The
Man Against the Mass." Saturday
the 22nd. there will be an athletic
event, under the supervision of the
new physical instructor of the local Y.
M. C. A. On Sunday, the 2:rd. the
strongest features of the entire Chau
tauqua will be offered. In the morn
ing Dr. John P. I). John will lecture.
In the afternoon Governor Folk of
Missouri, one of the best known pub
lic men in America, will deliver an ad
dress. In the evening Mrs. Lenora M.
Iake. who has a national reputation
as a temperance worker, will appear.
Electricity in Year 2000."
On the afternoon of Monday, the
24th, Reno Welburn the wizard of elec
tricity, and a graduate of Eerlham col
lege, will lecture on "Blretricity in the
Year 2.k." In the evening Dr. John
will deliver another address. Three
lectures on the teachers' institute pro
gram will also be given on this date.
Tuesday, the 25th. Sylvester A.
Long, who spoke here on February 2.
at the Gennett for the Y. M. C. A., will
deliver an address. In the evening
Prof. Zneblin of Chicago university,
and well known in this city will speak.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, the
26th, Prof. Zueblin will again lecture.
In the evening the local favorite,
Strickland Gillilan. will give one of his
famous humorous recitals.
Thursday, the 27th will be another
"strong" date. In the afternoon,
Inui. a well known Japanese lecturer,
will talk on "The Mission of New Ja
pan." In the evening "Gypsy" Smith
the well known English public speak
er, will appear.
Champ Clark Comes.
Friday, the 21 h, Montaviile Flowers.
ia dramatic impersonator, oi national
reputation, will be the attraction in thei
evening. In the morning of Saturday.
the 2'.th. there will be another athletic j
carnival. In the afternoon Flowers j
will give another recital, and in the
evening. Bakhs. a native of India, will I
lecture on the customs of that far off
country. Sunday afternoon, the last
day. the Hon. Champ Clark, a member
of tne national nouse or representa
tives, will deliver an address. In the
morning Bakhs will speak again. In
the evening there will be a grand ora
torio. The first, three days of the chautau
qua the Whitney quartette will appear.
During the later part of the chautau
qua, the Hruby Brothers' quartette
will be an attraction. Domestic sci
ence lectures will be given every day.
Wallace Bruce Amsbary, a well known
reader, will be an attraction.
TALK OF COMPROMISE OF
SMITH-VAUGHAN CASE
Talk cf a compromise in the Smith
Vaughan case will not subside despite
the earnest declarations of the attor
neys thatthe case will come to trial
next Monday.
The Telephone is a Willing servant to bring
your Classified Ads to the Palladium office with the
least bother to yen. Either Phone i 123 Automatic,
21 G!d-
Illinois Saloon Fight
Told in a Nutshell.
Saloons ousted 1.5C0.
Counties made dry 22.
Counties remaining wet 64.
CITIES REMAINING WET.
Springfield, Freeport. Aurora. El
gin, Sterling. Kankakee. Lincoln.
Monmouth. Bloomington, Danville.
Joliet, Murphysboro and Rock Is
land. CITIES VOTED DRY.
Rockford. Decatur, Dixon, Pon
tiac, Hoopeston. Georgetown, Car
bondaie, Shelbyville and Cham
paign. COUNTIES VOTED DRY.
Boone, Moultrie. Fayette. Hamil
ton, Edgar, Clark, Brown. Saline,
Gallatin, Douglas. Macon, Cumber
land. Piatt. Shelby. Coles. White,
Wayne Richland. Mercer, Winne
bago. Dewitt and Champaign.
CHARGE AGAINST
FYE DISMISSED
It Was on Recommendation of
Prosecutor That This
Action Was Taken.
HE PROVED AN ALIBI.
ALL SUSPICION OF THE MAN'S
ACTIONS REMOVED WHEN AN
INVESTIGATION WAS MADE OF
THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
On a motion made by prosecutor
Jessup this morning. Judge Converse
of the city court dismissed the charge
of assault and battery placed against
Clayton Fye, who was suspected nf
being the assailant of Miss Katherine
McKone, who was brutally assaulted
last week in front of her home on
South Fourteenth street.
Prosecutor Jessup stated that aft
er making a thorough investigation of
the case, the evidence he had on hand
was not sufficient to point to the fact
that Fye was guilty of the charge filed
against, him.
Attorney Henry TT. Johnson, who
represented Fye. states that the ac
tion of the prosecutor was just, as
there was absolutely no doubt as to
the innocence of Fye. He said that
Miss McKone stated that her assail
ant had a three or four days' growth
of beard. Mr. Johnson said that he
could produce evidence fliat two days
before the assault had been commit
ted, Fye had been clean shaven. It
would also be possible to prove, he
said, that on the evening the 'assault
occurred and at the exact hour, Fye
was playing pool in the Miller sa
loon. This fact, he said, could be
proven by ten or twelve reputable
men.
It is probable that no arrest will ov
er be made in this case as the man
who made the attack succecnVd in
covering all clues which might lead
to his arrest.
K0K0M0 LOVER
KILLED SWEETHEART
Entered Her Home and
Her in Bed.
Shot
Kokomo. Ind., April Mrs. F'liry
McClain-Miller, a well known woman
was shot and killed this morning by
Worley Osborne, who was in !oe with
her. Osborne entered the Miller home
and kiiled the woman in bed. He fled
and has not been captured. He may
have oommif'ed uicirie. Jealously
Wils 'ho
cause of the crime.
DATE OF
j
i Evidence tO Be Submitted
on
Washington Township
Road Case.
ATTORNEYS IN CONFERENCE
At th-ir rcee'ing this morning the
county commissioners specified Tues
day. April 14. at 1 o'clock, as the
time, when they will hear the final pre
sentation of evidence in the matter of
the petition for the construction of the
proposed free gravel turnpike in Wash
ington township. Attorney Feemster,
who represents the faction of property
owners that opposes the road, was In
the city today, and held a conference
with W. A. Bond, who represents the
petitioners, in regard to the matter.
HEAR KG
PROHIBITION BOTH
WON AND LOST IN
ILLINOIS TUESDAY
Larger Cities Voted to Remain
Wet. But the Smaller Towns
Voted for Abolishment of
The Saloon.
WOMEN PLAYED IMPORT
ANT PART IN CAMPAIGN.
Buttonholed Voters, and Held
Prayer Meetings on Street
Corners for the Success of
Temperance.
Chicago. April S. After one of the
nut spectacular fights for prohibi
tion ever seen in the Middle West. Il
linois ir.ostU voted "dry" Tuesday.
The saloon interests saved most of
the larper cities, but even these voted
"wet" by but small majorities, while
the smaller towns, the townships and
rural communities piled up their votes
for no licence.
Onlj in 2 counties did the cities
and county precincts unite in voting
in faor of retaining the saloons. Yes
terday's vote abolishes t7u saloons.
There will remain, however. .'1,075 sa
loons in the "wet" territory.
(f the 2." entirely prohibition coun
ties only six were dry before election.
The prohibitionists, therefore, have
made clear gain of 1! counties. They
have made big pains in the .11 counties
voted partly dry.
The prohibition gains were largely
in the counties having no large cities
or manufacturing centers. The high
license advocates won in most of the
large i ities.
One of the most surprising elements
gleaned from the returns last night
was that even many of the small min
ing towns voted against the saloon.
The population of these towns is
composed to a large extent of foreign
elements and of business interests de
pendent upon them, and the liquor in
terests had almost taken their attitude
as favorable to the saloon for granted.
It was a s-pretaenlar fight and the
close was equally picturesque. The
campaign was filled with the unique
incidents which characterized the re
cent similar campaigns in Alabama
and Mississippi. For months the an
ti saloon forces have been at work and
the liquor interests have been equally
energetic and more lavish in the ex
penditure of money for the campaign.
Had Good Seconds.
Throughout the state the Anti-Saloon
league managed the struggle. nhly sec
onded by the W. C. T. V . and the Pro
hibition forces. Against them the
liquor interests worked under the flag
of the Fnited Societies, a "personal
liberty" organization. Prominent
women lecturers, ministers of the. gos
pel, able prohibitionists, including the
governors of some states, were import
ed to bring the battle to the liquor
strongholds. Thej lectured and they
prayed: they held revivals and social
gatherings and under the practical
management, of ihe Anti-Saloon league
the methods of practical politics were
not neglected.
But the liquor men met them on
their own ground, and not a few cler
gymen, not a few prominent lecturers,
women among them, stumped the
sate, arguing for personal liberty, ar
guing that the stat could not legislate
the individual into morality.
So for two months ihe fitht waged
in the 1.112 towns of the state l'ical
option was an is.-u, and Monday night
the liquor ili'eiesfs were confident of
more than holding their own. I-a-t
night th- prohibition forces were jubi-
j lar.t. and there are prayers of thanks
giving throughout the s'ate, while the
saloon inter'-Ms must content them
selves with having kept nio.-t of th
larer cities of the sta'e open.
Work of Women.
Womtn congregated near th polling
places in every town and city wher
the f;gh was on. buttonholed vcrers
and campaigned with all the eagerness
and energy of the ward politician.
Stands wre set up cm corr.ers near by
and coffee and sandwiches were ferv
evj to all comers in lieu of the beer
checks of th ordinary political ward
heeler. Prayer meetings were held in
the churches ar.d even on street cor
ners near th polls.
In Chicago, though th quet-tion was
not on the ballot at this election, many
services were heid throughout the city
and the interest was almost as inters
as in other places in the state, owin
to the recent agitation for Sunday
closing here.
Mayor Offers Resignation.
The great contest was replete with
sensational features. The mayor of
Mattoon, 111., who also is president of
the First Xajfonal bank of that city
and a trusteof the University of Illi
nois, resigned as mayor when h
learned the city had voted to oust th
saloons. Lyons, a town on the out
skins of Chicago, a place notorious
for its tough dance halls and drinkin?
resorts, went dry, this result causing
amazement, as the liquor interests In
Chicago, it had been claimed, had
been colonizing hordes of hoboes and
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