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VOLCANIC ERUPTION WIPE9 OUT VILLAGE AND BRINGS DEATH TO HUNDREDS. Vive Hundred Natives of Island of Ambrim Lose Their Lives When All ghe Craters of Volcano Enter Into Full Activity. 1 Sydney, New South Wales.—Incom ing steamers bring terrible details of She recent volcanic eruptions on the island of Ambrlm, in the New Her frrldes group, in which 500 natives lost gheir lives. Witnesses of the disturb ance describe it as having been so •udden and violent that they expect ied to see the whole western side of Bke Island disappear. With a terrific roar, which was fol lowed by a rapid succession of artil •ry-like detonations, all the craters of the volcano entered into full activity. «pouting flames and lava, and throw ing out huge boulders. Great streams „ jDf lava soon were rushing dotfn the mtopea, cutting off the villagers from In one instance two torrents «scape. tof the molten mass Joined and made An island of one entire section of a village. Here fifty or sixty persons perished. The scenes at night were awe-inspir ing. Flames shot into the air to a freight of a thousand feet, illuminating Ithe whole scene of destruction. The tocean seemed to boil as huge Buper freated masses of stone fell into the and streams of lava poured inti •ea «he bay. Dust from the craters grad ually formed a black cloud which «•lotted out the light of the stars. The bay after the eruption was 1111 The water in the of dead turtles, of dead trutles. The water in the river was hot. The British hospital buildings were wiped out of existence, but previous to their destruction the doctors pluck tly removed all launch and escaped with them. the patients to a RATE CASES IN TANGLE. Court Suspends Decree Dismissing injunctions as State Begins Suit. Kasas City.—Almost simultaneous with the filing at Jefferson City late Saturday of a suit for $2,000,000 •gainst the Missouri Pacific railroad fry John T. Barker, attorney general, Cor claimed overcharges made by the road while the 2-cent fare and maxi mum freight rate laws were enjoyed, Judge McPherson in the federal court bere made a new order suspending un til January 10 the decrease he had «ordered at the morning session of the court. The order left the Missouri rate cases Saturday night In a more com plex, legal tangle than ever. V/ILL DESTROY FERTILE REGION. Huerta Plans to Burn and Ravage District Occupied by Rebels. El Paso, Tex.—Complete destruction ot property in northern Mexico so as to render that district untenable for Pancho Villa and other rebels has been ordered by Victoriano Huerta. His army, now at Ojinaga, is to carry out the orders. Villages are to be laid •waste, farms swept off the map and •uch desolation will be left in the trail of the army as marked the cam jtajgn a few months ago against Za pata in southern Mexico. The Mormon colonies, particularly In the vicinity for Casas Grandes, are to be marked for destruction. Fire Devastates Dockyard. Portsmouth, England.—A fire, in volving damage variously estimated •t from $1,250,000 to $2.500,000, de vastated the famous dockyard here Saturday night, and resulted in the loss of two lives and the destruction nt the century-old semaphore tower, which in the pretelegraph days was the great signaling station between the fleet and admiralty. Kills Wife and Nephew. Graetz, Germany.—Count Matthias Mielzynskl, a millionaire Polish nobleman and a member of the Ger man imperial parliament, shot and killed his wife and his nephew Satur day, mistaking them for burglars. Congressman Pepper May Die. Clinton, la.—The condition of Rep resentative Irvin S. Pepper of the Sec ond Iowa district, who has been ill fcere, became so critical Sunday that *n operation was performed in the frope of saving his life. Little hope is •xpressed for his recovery. Commemorate Pilgrims' Landing. Boston.—The two hundred ninetv third anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims was commemorated Sun day in the Old North church on Salem •treet. Mrs. Marshall P. Wilder Diet. New York.—The death of Mrs. Mar chait P. Wilder, wife of the author and entertainer, in a local hospital here on Saturday, was announced Sunday Ydrs. Wilder collaborated with her hus frand in many of his writings. She «vas 35 years old. "Snow Baby" to Enter Society. Washington.—Miss Marie Peary, "the snow baby," daughter of the dis coverer of the north pole and Mrs. peary, will make her bow to American cociety at a reception on January 2. Tuberculosis Threatens Red Men. Trachoma menaces the Indians and tuberculosis threat ens to wipe out tne race, according to • report to the senate on Saturday fry the joint congressional Indian «committee. State Bank Examiner Goes Wrong. Columbus, O.—Clement S. Baxter, • former state bank examiner, was found guilty of the larceny of $3,140 of funds of the now defunct Colum ' frus Savings & Trust bank, here Sat Washington. THE DAY BEFORE .«»ça *%f| TTJpr mintiiuiHT Tiimm m hjf; !M lim I 0 », 7/7 ll Pi l 1 Ü7 V.: (Copyrlxht.) CÜRR2NGY REFORM BILL APPROVED BY THE SENATE Wide Difference Between Measure Passed and the One Approved by the House Months Ago. Washington. — The administration currency reform bill, proposing a re vision of the financial system of the United States, and the creation of re gional reserve banks to act as strengthening elements in the banking and financial world, passed the senate Friday night by a vote of 54 to 34. Forces that had fougjit together for improvement or amendment of the measure to the last, divided when the final vote came. Senator Hitchcock, who had led the opposition to the bill, returned to the Democratic ranks, and Senator Weeks, one of the leaders on the Republican side, with five other Republicans and Senador Poindexter (Progressive), voted for the passage of the measure. Wide differences exist between the form of legislation passed by the sen ate Friday night and the bill that passed the bouse several months ago. Democrat leaders already have partly adjusted these differences, however, and it was predicted that the bill would be completed by a conference committee and sent to President Wil son for his signature by Monday night. The adoption of the administration bill, known as the ''Owen bill," fol lowed . upon the formal defeat by 44 to 41 of the "Hitchcock bill," which had been indorsed by Senator Hitch cock and the five Republican members of the evenly divided senate commit tee that passed on the legislation. The senate had previously rejected, with out a roll call, a "central bank" bill offered as a substitute by Senator Burton. a Killed in Philippines. Manila.—Major Amos B. Shattuck, Fifteenth infantry, died Saturday at Camp Gregg, Bayambang. It is thought that his death was indirectly due to a fail from his horse. Major Shattuck was born in New Hamp shire. He was graduated from the military academy at West Point in ,1881. JIM LARKIN v 11 % 's. Sfr;.' j. V Jim Larkin Is the noted Irish labor leader who is the commanding figure In the Dublin strike and whose power In the Irish parliament, when It It formed. It likely to be great. Employment Provided. Portland, Ore.—The Portland com mission has passed an emergency or dinance to give work to 1,090 unem ployed men at $3 a day. Single men will be given work two days of eight hours each, and married men three days a week. Hindu Ordered Deported. Vancouver, B. C.—Herhan Singh, a Hindu, whose case has stirred up col onial authorities for weeks, was or dered deported on Friday. 'He will be taken to Hongkong. To Distribute Unemployed. Chicago.—Distribution of unemploy ed men from where they are not need ed to where work is waiting for them will be the object of the American association of public employment of fices formed here. Object to Steel Cars. Portland Ore.—Lumber manufac turers of Oregon and Washington have voiced vigorous protest against the announced intention of the Union Pacific railroad to contruct all of Us box cars of steel henceforth. FEQERAL REGULAR WHEN HALT Eb BY SENTRIES OPENS FIRE AND IS KILLED. Warning Has Been Sent to the Fed eral Commander That Shooting Must Not Be Repeated on the American Side. Presidio.—An exchange of shots between Americans and Mexicans on the American side of the border two miles west of Presidio, resulted in the death Thursday of Luis Orozeo, a federal regular from the army of General Mercado. The Mexicans fired the first shots. Orosco, who lived several hours after being shot, said that he and his com panion had crossed to the American side with a note. When they were halted by the American sentries, they fired. AS soon as the shooting across the border became known at United States army headquarters, a warning was sent to the federal commander that the shooting must not be repeat ed. According to eye-witnesses the American soldiers on duty near where the shooting took place were inform ed that federal soldiers were hiding in a hut 300 yards from the river oa the American side. The Americans went toward the hut to investigate. Two Mexicans rushed from the hut and started running toward the river. The patrol called to them to halL The only answer was a shot from a rifle of one of the fleeing Mexicans. Then the Americans returned the fire, and one of the fédérais dropped. The other continued firing as he ran. INDEPENDENT BENEFITTED. Agreement Gives Them Use of Thous ands of Miles of Belt Company's Lines. Washington.—Attorney General Mc Reyaolds told friends Saturday that scores of the independent telephone companies in the United States were gratjiied with the agreement that the so-called trust has made with the dé partaient of justice, which will give them the use of thousands of miles of trunk lines operated by the Bell companies. The department, he said, hardly could have expected any court to order the Bell company to allow independents to make use of Bell equipment, and there practically was chance that tne independents could raise sufficient funds, if they had the desire, to build cqinpeung long dis tance lines. VILLA PROMISES INDEMNITY. no Will Pay for Property Taken From Expelled Spaniards. Chihuahua, Mexico.—Gen. Francisco Villa said Friday he would be disposed to follow the suggestion of the United States as to the rights of foreigners in _ Mexico. In conformity with this plan, he named a committee to take an inventory of the property of the expelled Spaniards and said he would indemnify such of the Spaniards as had not actively supported the Huerta government. Extra Men for Holiday Rush. Postmaster General Wilshington. Burleson has employed 8,000 extra men in the railway mail service as an emergency measure to prevent congestion of the mails during the holiday rush. Salesman Shoots Bride. Indianapolis, Ind.—John F. Conrad, salesman for a local fish company, shot and fatally wounded Mrs. Cather ine Çonrad, aged 19, his bride of nine days, at their apartment here Thurs day. Hillen Convicted. Denver.—Harry E. Hillen, who re cently confessed a series of holdups in various parts of the country, was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for the killing of Thomas J. Chase on October 24. a of Nevada Bishop Dies. Reno, Nev.—The Right Rev. Henry D. Robinson, Episcopal bishop of the missionary diocese of Nevada, died Thursday at St. Luke's hospital. New York City, after a long illness, ac cording to private advices received here; Us Fail to Raise Money, Paris.—The efforts of the Mexican government to raise money in Europe In older to meet the interest on Its obligations falling due in January have thus far been futile. V HUGE MAJORITY FOR THE CURRENCY BILL IH HOUSE Thirty-eix Republicans, Thirteen Pro gretslves and One Independent Join Democrats in Passing Measure. Washington.—The house passed the conference report on the admin istration currency bill at 10:46 o'clock Monday night by a vote of 298 to 60 and sent the report to the senate which had waited in session to re ceive it before adjournment for the night. Prolonged and uproarous cheers from the Democrats greeted the an nouncement of the vote of Speaker Clark and many members of the house hastened over to the senate to see the report received there. On the final vote thirty-six Repub licans, thirteen Progressives and one Independent, Kent of California, vot ed with the majority for the report, and two Democrats, Calloway ol Texas and Witherspoon of Missis sippi, joined the opposition. The vote followed a debate of near ly three hours, during which the gal lories remained crowded with specta tors, including many prominent fig ures in official life. HUERTA'S PLIGHT DESPERATE. Cash Box Empty and Government May Not be Able to Float Loan. Mexico City.—Financial impover ishment and an Increasing organiza tion among scores of rebel bands have reduced the provisional government to what appears to be a desperate sit uation, but conservative residents ot the federal capital profeBS to believe, in view of the recent military opera tions and the fact that Provisional President Huerta continues to secure money, even though in small amounts, that the government may not fall for many months unlesB some unexpected turn for the worse occurs. Saturday was pay day for govern ment employees and in almost all de partments there was little delay In meeting the pay rolls. That tne gov ernment may not be able to float an other loan is conceded by Mexicans generally, but none has lost sight of the fact that the country is rich and that General Huerta as a last resort would not hesitate to take money where he could find It. Attorney Booth Ousted. Salt Lake City.—Col. Hiram E. Booth, for more than seven years United States attorney for Utah, ter minated his connection with that of fice at the close of business Friday evening. He received late notification from Washington to retire from office at once. He was also advised that) the name of W. W. Ray of Salt Lake had been sent by the president to the senate for confirmation to fill the vacancy. Foreign Potatoes Under Ban. Washington.—Secretary has issued quarantine put temporarily into effect September 20 last forbidding potato importations from the British Isies, Canada and all continental Europe. Houston an order continuing the Judge Lindsay Marries. Chicago.—Judge Benjamin B. Lind say, founder of the juvenile court at Denver, Colo., and Miss Henrietta Brevoort, stepdaughter • of Dr. F. J. Clipper of Detroit, Mich., were mar ried here Saturday. MISS ALICE HENKEL ♦JF* o' •m ff':' ■ I J: ■■ V « I 1 1 l ions Miss Henkel, botanist In the bureau jf plant Industry of the federal depart ment of agriculture, writes pamphlets »n the medical properties of plants for jths use of echoelt of pharmacy. Anti-Polygamy Bill In Congress. Washington—Senator Weeks, at the request of Massachusetts women, has introduced in the senate the Gillette bill, known as the "anti-polygamy bill," to give congress direct 'control of marriage and divorce. Private Bank Fails. Chicago.—Federal Judge Carpenter has appointed Erastus W. Willard of Joliet, 111., receiver for the private bank of John I. Evarts at Plainfield, ill., which has been closed several da y a. Suffragets Burn House, Bath, England.—An arson squad of the militant suffragets early Saturday burned down a valuable house situât ed in extensive grounds near this city. A quantity of suffrage lltera ture was found strewn about the grounds. Steamer on the Rocks. Victoria, B. C.—The Alaska Coast company's steamer Jeanie, which struck the rocks at Point Clark, Cal vert Island, B. C„ while southbound from Alaska, will be a total loss. » IVllkiivs Lemuel Mehltable Y brother married Pierce when he was [y quite along in years. C. Nobody thought he'd K- ever get married at mr all, any more'n my S- brother Reuben an' Silas. The three had lived together and kept bachelors' hall ever since our moth er died. I was mar ried and away from home long before she died. I didn't know how they would get along at first but all of the boys had been used to helpin' ma a good deal, and they were real handy, and when I asked if they wasn't goin' to have a house keeper, they wouldn't hear to it. They said they wasn't goin' to have no strange woman round in ma's place, nohow. So Silas he took hold and did the washin' and ironin', and Reuben did the sweepin', and Lemuel, he was the youngest, next to me, did the cookin'. He could cook a dinner equal to any woman, and his pies beat mine. My husband said so, and I had to give in they did. Well, they seemed to get along so nice, and none of 'em had ever seemed to think much about the girls, not even when they was boys, that I must say I was astonished when Lemuel he up and got married to Mehitable Pierce. She wao a little along in years, too, rather mord so than Lem uel, and a dreadful smart piece. She was good lookin' and she had property, but she was dreadful smart and up an' cowin'. I could never see how Lem uel ever got the courage to ask her to have him, he was always a kind of mild spoken little fellow. Reuben he declared he didn't. He vowed that Mehltable asked him herself. He said he knew it for a fact, and he said it with the tears rollin' down his cheeks. Reuben was the oldest and he'd al ways been terrible fond of Lemuel. "That poor boy would never have got In such a fix if that woman hadn't up' an' asked him, an' he didn't have spunk enough to say no," said Reuben, and he swallowed hard. Mehitable had a nice house of her own that her father left her, all fur nished and everything, so of course Lemuel he went to live with her, and Mehltable's house was pretty near where I lived, so I could see every thing that was goin' on. It wa'n't very long before I said to Hannah Morse, husband's old maid sister that lives with us and teaches school, that I believed Lemuel was henpecked, though I hadn't anythin' against Me hitable. "I don't see what else anybody that married Mehitable Pierce would ex pect," said Hannah. She spoke real sharp for her. I've always kind of wondered if Hannah would have had Lemuel if he'd asked her. "Well," said I, "I hope poor Lemuel will be happy. He's always been such a good, mild, willin' boy that it does seem a pity for him to be rode over rough-shop, and have all the will he ever did have trodden into the dust." "Well, that is what will happen, or I'll miss my guese," said Hannah Morse. For a long while I thought she was right. It waß really pitiful to see Lemuel. He didn't have no more lib erty nor will of his own than a five year-old boy, and not so much. Mehit able wouldn't let him do this and that, and if there was anythin' he wanted to do, she was set against it, and he'd al ways give right in. Many's the time Lemuel has run over to my houee, and his wife come racin' to the fence and screamed after him to come home, and he'd start up as scared as he could be. And many's the time I've been in there, and he started to go out, and she'd tell him to set down, and he's set without a murmur. « r' c sr„. my Mehitable she bought all hlB clothes, an' she favored long-tailed coats, and he bein' such a ehort man never looked well in 'em, and she wouldn't let him have store shirts and collars, but made them herself, and she didn't have very good patterns, she used her father'll old oneB, and ho wasn't no such built man as Lemuel, and I know he suffered everything, both in bis pride an' hU feelin'e. Lemuel began to look real dxrwntrod. He didn't seem like half such a man as he did, and the queerest thing about it was: able didn't 'pear to like the work of her own hands, so to speak. One day she talked to me about it. •T dunno what 'tis," said she, "but Lemuel he don't seem to have no go ahead and no ambition and no will of bis own. He tries to please me, but it don't seem as if he had grit enough for tbaL Sometimes I think he Mehlt j j even ain't well, but I dunao what alls him. !'ve been real careful of him. He's thick flannels, and he's had worn wholesome victuals; I ain't never let lim have pie." "Lemuel was always dreadful fond of pie," said I. I felt kind of sorry, for I remembered bow fond poor Lemuel lad always been of mother's pies, and what good ones he used to make him lelf. ..j kn<)W lt> .. Mehltable. "He , wante( j t 0 make some himself, when * e were first married, but I vetoed that ; - wagn >t goin' to have a man messin' ' . 0U nd makin' pies, and I wasn't goin' h ave him eatin' of 'em after they were made. Pies ain't good for him. But i declare I dunno what does make dim act so kind of spiritless. 1 told i him today I thought he'd better make a resolution for the New Year and stick to it, and see if it wouldn't put some spunk into him." PiwUy soon she went homo. I could 5T Mt ehe wee reel kind of troubled. She always did think e good deal of Lem uel In spite of everything. The next day was New Year's, and In the afternoon Mehltable came in aga^n. She didn't hare her sewin' as she generally did, ehe wan a eery In dustrious woman. She jest sat down and begun twisting the fringe of her shawl aa if she was real nervous. Her face was puckered up, too. "I dunno what to make of Lemuel," said she, finally. "Why, what's the matter?" said L kind of scared. "He says he's majle a resolution for the New Year," said ehe, "and that he's goin' to keep it." "Well, what is it?" said L "I dunno," eaid she. "Well, if it's a good one, you don't care, do you?" said I, "and it couldn't be anythin' but a good one if my broth er made it" "I dunno what it is," said she. "Won't he tell?" "No, he won't. I can't get a word out of him about it. He don't act like himself." Well, I must say I never saw such a change as come over Mehltable and Lemuel after that. He wouldn't tell what his resolution was, and she couldn't make him, though she almost went down on her knees. It began to seem as if she was fairly changin' characters with Lemuel, though she had a spell of bein' herself more'n ever at first, tryin' to force him to tell what that resolution was. Then she give that up, and she never asked him where he waB goin', an' he could come in my house an' sit Jest as long as he wanted to, and she bought him a short-tailed coat and eome store col lars and shirts, and he looked like an other man. He got fo stayin' down to the Btore nights, an' talkin' politics 0 PM tifi XV. V, * J VPji |\ 4 L Mehltable She Bought All His Clothes. with the other men real loud. I heard him myself one night,, and I couldn't believe it was Lemuel. Well, Lemuel he never gave in, and he never told till the next New Year's day, when he'd said he would. He'd said all along that he'd tell her then. I'd got most as curious as Mehitable myself by that time, and New Year's morain' I run over real early—they wasn't through breakfast I knew the minute I saw them that he hadn't told. He said he wouldn't till he was through his breakfast. He was most through—was finishing up with a big piece of mince pie, and he'd made it himself, too. When he'd swallowed the last mouthful, he looked up and he laughed, real pleasant and sweet, and yet with more manlinesB than I'd ever seen in him. "S'pose you want to know what that New Year's resolution was?" said Lem uel. "I guess I can stand it a while long er," said Mehitable. Now the time had come she didn't want to act too eager, but I showed out jeBt what I felt. "For the land sake, Lemuel Babbit, what was it?" said I. Lemuel he laughed again. "Well, it wasn't much pf anythin'," he said, in his gentle drawlin' way. "I didn't make no resolu tion, really." "What, Lemuel Babbit!" cried Mehitable. "No," said he; "I couldn't think of none to make, so I made a res olution not to tell that I hadn't made any." A — 'yft flf % 4 '/l ft. i (Copyright, by Daily Story Pub. Co.) WHAT SAVED HIM. Oh». JotCl "Going to swear off the first of the year?" "No- I promised my mother nsvei HIRTII DEGREES PROVISIONAL PRESIDENT PUTS IN OPERATION PLAN TO PRE VENT RUN ON BANKS. Financial Institution of Mexlpo Will Not Be Compelled to Pay Deposit ors Until After the First of January. Mexico City.—By a presidential d^ rree. Issued Monday afternoon, every lay until the end of the present year Is made a legal holiday in order to check the run on the banks here, par ticularly that on the Bank of Lon don and Mexico. On the promulgation of this decree he Bank of London and Mexico opeu 3d its doors, but refrained from pay ing deposits. Provisional President Huerta saya in the decree that he deems such no tion necessary to protect the banka until public confidence is more near ly restored. By the decree the banka are absolved from meeting any obli gation until January 2. It applies to til banking houses, whether banks of issue or not. With the exception of the Bank of London and Maxico and the Central bank, ifone has yet taken advantage of the decree and business at the other institutions is being con ducted as usual. , PROHIBITIONISTS ARE ACTIVE. Memorialize, President to Ask Con gress to Submit Amendment. Columbus, Ohio.—President Wilson ( was memorialized on Mionday to ask congress to submit a constitutional amendment looking to the abolition ol the liquor traffic in the country at large. The memorial, which was signed by a special committee of twenty-five named at the great Anti-Saloon league lemonstration which took place on the steps of the capitol in Wash ington on December 10, and which was an outgrowth of the national con vention. of the Anti-Saloon league of America and other temperance forces held in Columbus Novemper 10 to 14. Wilson Rebukes Officers. Washington.—President Wilson on Monday made public a letter address ed to Secretaries Garrison and Dan iels, respectively, requesting that "a very serious reprimand" be administ ered to those army and navy officers who participated in the recent din ner of the Military Order of the Car abao at which the administration's Philippine and other policies were sat irized. Guina Capital Scorbhed. Georgtown, British Guiana—A large section of the business quarter of Georgetown, which is also known as Demarara, was destroyed by fire Mon day morning. Twenty persons were killed and many injured. Scores were rendered homeless. A vast amount ot sugar for exportation was burned and a warehouse and many other buildings were destroyed. Killed by Shock of Fall. Trenton, N. J.—After escaping death under the wheels of a locomo tive by hanging suspended from a bridge over the Rancoas creek, Georg« Taylor, 60 years old, traveling sales man of this city, was jarred into the water below as the train crossed the bridge. Trainmen rescued him from the creek, but he died of shock while being removed to a hospital here. Wage Reduction Cause Strike. Philadelphia.—Nearly a thousand employees of the William H. Taubel hoisery mills in Kensington, most ol them girls, went on strike Monday. Notices announcing a 2 per cent re duetion in wages after January 1 were said to have caused the walk out. Count Will Marry Millions. Colorado Springs. Colo.—Mrs. Spen cer Penrose on Monday announced the engagement of her daughter, Mise Gladys Villiers MoMillan, to Oount Paul Cornet of Brussels. Penrose is one of the richest copper mine owners in the west. Coal Ml/ie Toll. Charleston, W. Va. —One death from accident for every 700,000 tons of coal mined in six of the coal producing counties of West Virginia in the first eleven months of 1913, is shown Id otflcial reports. Sheriff Asked to Resign. Williston, N. D.—Because he failed to "exercise due diligence to prevent the lynching" of Cleve Cullertson, murderer of three members of the Dillon family. Sheriff Carl Erickson has been asked to resign. Murderer Sentenced. Cleveland, Ohio.—Judge Lawrence in common pleas court here Monday sentenced James Meaney to life im prisonment in the Ohio penitentiarj at Columbus, for the murder of Pa trolman Leroy Boulker. Only Four Injured. Montgomery City, Mo—Although six of the eight coaches of a Wabast train were derailed, partly telescoped and took fire in a wreck near here only four of the 400 passengers injured, none seriously. Charged With Forgery. Chicago.—Fred von Baudissin, said to be the son of a wealthy merchant of Leipzig, Germany, was arrested^in New Orleans pursuant to an indict ment here against the man charg ing him with forgery involving $7 000 . Speucei wer« Octogenarian Burned to Death. Ames, la.—Toby Severson, 80 yean old, an invalid, was burned to dealt Monday when fire destroyed the hous« occupied by his son-in-law Anton Ryn erson, six miles south of here.