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NEWS OF THESTATE
YOUTH IS RESCUED
BY SOCIETY 8IRL
SAVED FROM DROWNING WHEN
BOAT OVERTURNS NEAR
Westerm Newspaper Union News Service.
Monroe.-Miss Margaret Tissington,
a prominent young society girl of this
city, proved herself a heroine while
out boat riding in the Ouachita river,
above Monroe, by saving her young
companion, Garland Curl, from drowP
Mr. Curl and Miss Tissington were
sailing in a small boat, which was
overturned. in the middle of the river
by a sudden gust of wind. Miss Tis
slngton is an expert swimmer - and
easily made her way to shore. When
she reached land she turned to see
where Mr. Curl was, and discovered
he was still in the middle of the river,
-having been seized by cramps.
Miss Tissington plunged into the
cold water again, swam to her com
panion and succeeded in getting him to
shallow water before help reached her.
Mr. Curl was unconscious when taken
out. Hiss Tiesington is a frail girl,
weighing scarcely more than 100
pounds, while Mr. Curl is six feet tall
and weighs about 175.. .
Miss Tissington is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tissington, of this
city. Mr. Curl is a young cotton buyer
from Monticello, Ark.
LOUISIANIANS MAKE APPEAL
Urge Passage of BIll Clearing Titles to
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington.-Another hearing was
held by the House Public Lands com
-mittee on Representative Aswell's bill
to clear titles of the land grant to the
New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vinks
burg Railway Company in 1871.
Many legal arguments for and
against the bill were made by oppoasing
heainga Wasthe testimony of W. M.
Henderson, of Tioga, La.,, for the bill.
Mr.: Henderson, an ex-Confederate
veteran, is 75 years old, and has thirty
tour grand-children on the land.. He
made a powerful appeal to the commit.
tee to pass the bill so that he and his
descendants can know that their
, hozpes are their own for all time.
SP. . Fguia, of Bentley, La., for the
settlerS, also made a strong argument
for a favorable report on the bill.'
GROUCHY RE-ELECTED MAYOR
Wins In First Contest Under Commis
Waesw tirmpemr Union News Service.
atote Route-In Baton Rouge's first
-election nnde> the commission form of
government, Mlex Grouchy, Jr., present
mayor was elected mayor of Baton
:: Rouge over his two opponents by a
Smajority, of 21 votes.
A second primary for commissioner
of publie works is necessary between
Alfred Persac and I. Larguler. There
wai only 45 vofes difference between
Mr Peralie and Mr. Larguier in the
In thq race for mayor, Alex GrOuchy
reetelved 100( votes in the two wards
of the city; Robert B. Day, 627, and
Leslie A. Fitce, 5s, givtng Mr. Grouchy
his majority of 21.
In the race for commissitoner of
pubhie work Mt. Mundinger received
321, Afited Persac 550, ad I. Larguter
505, The second primary to settle the
nominee for this eoMee will be held
on March 3.
I J. Ricaud, present city treasurer,
was nominated, without opposition,
ftr~ cqpmiseIoner of finance.
Big Bond Issue Registered. .
Biton. Rouge.-Secretary of State
Hebert has registered $900,000 of good
road bondsr issued .b the Parish' of
Calcasteu. They are 5 per cent serial
bond4 and we~ voted recently by
Calcasleu parish. It is the largest
local bond issue ever voteid in the state
for thi puIpos Oft building a parohital
system of good roadaN
SBurned Cabin for Spite, Charge .
Alexandria.--Henry Benjamin, a ne.
ro, was brought here by F,: C, Powell
from Milfcrd; La., and jailed on ,the
charge of areozi. Benjamin is alleged
t o have burned his own cabin at Mli
ford It is saitd that lis wife left
him'and Benjamin burned the cabin
Aged ,Pioneer Has Family Reunion.
SIot~-Mattheus Pouson, Sr., prob
.abbly toldest pl~e o rof this section
of Aaila parish; having settled here
65 Years ago celebrated his l8tlbrth.
day bY a family reunion. Nine chil.
Sdrent sxon sond in three daughter,
with their wives and hustianidis, i nd
IS grandchildren, wees assembled. hfr:
P mon was; born in France, and serv
:, hro befdra. . iorat inge tqnis , n
ROB BANK IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
Bandits Lock Logansport Officials In
Vault-Get $5,000 Loot.
Westera Newspaper Union News Service.
Logansport.--Two masked bandits
entered the State bank of Logansport
at noon, covered the cashier, Smith
Price, and his assistant, T. T. Cal.
houn, with pistols, then robbed the
safe of between $4,000 and $5,000, af
ter which the bank officials were lock
ed in the vault. The bandits made
The two bank officials worked, their
way out of the vault with a monkey
wrench which hai been placed,inside
for Just such an emergency.
A man giving his name as Frank J.
Moore was arrested at Shreveport. He
had only a small amount of money in
his possession. W. A. Cole, another
suspect, was arrested later at Joae
LOUISIANA CASE IS CITED
Experts Convinced Late Planting Will
Not Control Weevil.
Western Newspaper Union News Service. "
SWashlngton.-The United States De
partment of Agriculture, in a bulletin
just issued, declares that a large ex
periment provided by natural condi
tions inth Louisiana .has proven that the
theory sometimes advanced that the
boll weevil can be controlled by late
planting better than by early planting,
is a fallacy.
The bulletin of the department, with
referenqe to the Louisiana investiga
tions, is as follows:
"Occasionally the theory is announ
ced that the .boll weevil can be con
trolled by late planting better than
by early planting 'of the crop. The
Bureau of Entomology has conducted
many experiments to determine
whether late planted cotton will pro
dude a satisfactory crop. The results
have all been negative. The advocates
of late planting, however, have con.
tended' that the experiments of the
department have not been conducted
on a sufficiently large scale. On this
account an unusually large experiment
which was provided by natural condi
tion in!Louisiana is of interest.
e erf1.rrv "by Bayou `. de Glaizs "ihr Ave.
yellie Parish, occurring in May and
continuing until early in June. On one
side of the bayou a strip of land one
mile long and from eight to ten miles
wide was flooded. The levee on the
oppositf side of the bayou retained the
water. Cotton was planted early on
the one side and late.on the other. It
has furnished a large-.scale contrast
between tble two methods of planting
in. the. same locality and on identical.
soil formations, .
"'xamfnations which have just been
made -by' the Bureau of Elntomology
show' that a crop of halt a bale was
made on the side that was not over
flowed where the planting was early,
while the opposite side, which was
late planted, yielded much less. A few
illustrations out of mhny that were
obtained will be given. 0. H. Joffrion
qbtained a yield of 1,125 pounds of
seed cotton from a crop planted on
April 15, while the crop planted across
the bayou on May 20 yielded.650
pounds of seed cotton per acre. O.P.
Convillion planted on May,.2 and oh
tailned one-fourth of a bale per acre.
In 1911 on the same fleld'he produced
a half a bale per acre. ,
"The illustrations that have been
given show the general difference be
tween the early and late planited :cot
touib The observatloni. therefore,
prove in a very definite way that late
planted crops srit.aure, to be injured
more severely than crops planted
To Let Big i~evee Contract.
Nqw Orleans,-'-Major. Kerr, of the
State BDard of Engineers, is sending
put- notices to the effect that bids
will be received up to noon, Monday,
February , foir the construction of
the river side enlargement" approxi
mately 250,000 cubic yardi known as
the Red Cross to Ifollowiy. Levee on
the Atchafalaya river, east bank, par
ish of Point Coupee. This is a very
large contract and will represent many
thousands of dollars, .
iouislanians.d Win Case,
Washington.-The" Interstate Com
merce Commission in a decision de.
dlared Ithat it is unjust and discrimina
tive on the part of the Vickaburg,
Shreveport and Pacific Railway Com
pany to assess awitching charges
against J. A. Adams & Sons Company
at Mon~roe,. Gibsland, Ruston and Sib
ley;, La. vPwhile accrding like service
to Adams & Sons, competitos at
Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss. Reara
tion was ordered.
New Railroad Planned.
Plauchevllle-A private confetrence
was held between a cqmmittee of
prominent menLof tis place and some
railroad officials, who met in Bunkie.
The object was to cbnsider the build
ing of a railrood, starit tig ta r the
Texas and Pacific near Lonugbridge,
cenneeting with the line of the Louisl
ai Ralilwaly and atigitiOf Company
and runing south through Plauches
ill to oinstqrter eouthe a The comI
mittee seems4 to feel that the buil4d
tagof thr ela ertlnta .
GIRL FOUND GUILTY
NEW ORLEANS JURY- RECOM.
MENDS PRISON SENTENCE
FOR AUGUSTA EDWARDS.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.--Miss Augusta Ed
wards, aged 2C, charged with the mur
der of George W. Reihl, 35, here last
July, was found guilty by a jury which
recommended a verdict without capi
tal punishment. The court deferred
sentence. Reihl was married. ..
The girl testified that she had Reihl
werq engaged and that she did not
know for a long time that Reihl was
BARGE LINE TO ST. LOUIS
New Service May Be Installed Within
Next 30 Days.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.-Plans for establish.
ing a direct line of self-propelled steel
barges between New Orleans and St.
Louis are being considered by the Ala
bama and New Orleans Transportation
Company, and if they are worked out
successfully, the first vessel of the
fleet will be sent out of this port with
in the next thirty days with a cargo of
general merchandise, 'according to an
nouncement made, by James F. Shaw,
president and general manager of the
Mr. Shaw pow has agents at work'
both at New Orleans and St. Louis
feeling the pulse of the wholesale
trade in connection with such a ser
The barge' are of'1,000 tons caps.
city, and are -of solid steel. construe
t!on, 240 feest in length. They are
equipped-:with their own self-generat
ing gas plant, are self-propelling and
so designed that a crew of three or
four men, including the. navigator, is
sufficient to operate them.
State Fire Marshal 8aya- Present
Penalties are Too Drastic.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.- Dissatisfied 'at the
general results of his year and a half's
stay in office, Fire Marshal d. H.
Trousdale will embrace in his coming
annual report stringent recommenda
tions for a change in Louisiana's laws
that place the lowest penalty for arson
at seven years and in some instances
a capital offense.
Other facts and figures that will be
presented in. Mr. Trousdale's report
which will not be made public for a
month, will be' more or less sensae
tional, it is said.'' One 'of his state
ments, it is declared, will be that the
authorities are too lax In convicting
after' the 'fire marshal's office has ob
tained evidence against incendiaries
that appears incontrovertible.
"The penalty is much too drastic to
secure conviction," sMid Mr. Trous
dale. "Since 1904, when this office
was created, there have ~een hundreds
of eases vigorously prosecuted. Out of
these hundred there has been a very
small per cent of instances where we
actually landed the partles where they
belonged, behind the bars .."
Old .Convent BUilding Burned."
Grand Coteu&:--Fire destroyeftte
old community at the Sacred Heart
convent, which was erected ·in 1821.
It was the first Sacred Heart convent
in louisiana and the second- in Amerl.
ca.. The fire also destroyed all the
buildings in the rear of the convent.
Had the wind been north the large
convent and the whole .college of
Grand Cotean would have been de
stroyed. A shiort while after the alarpt
was given the-Jesuit fathers, college
boys and the whole Of Grand Coteai
anid Sunset gath.red to help. 'All their
efforts were centered on the big con
Mrs. Stroud to Get Insurqlnce. '
Shreveport-Attorney James M,.
Foster announces that a $5,000,life in.
surance, policy taken out by Jesse
8troiUd, Caddo :oil worker, a few
months before he was shot and killed
by Mrs, Della Stroud, his wife, will be
paid the. widow immediately. Mrs.
Stroud shot her husband, after less
than a year's' married life, on a public
road. She was charged with murder.
but convinced the trial "Jury that she
acted in self-defense. Relativeas .of
Stroud filed suit for the insiurance, but
the litigation has ieen wtthdrawn.'i .
New interurban Planned.. .iL.
Shreveport.-: The LouisIana-TexasI
Traction Comiphny, represented here
by Major A. B. Blevina and Secretary
Glen N. ,Walkc;, is consIderiang con.
structing an .interrban electric lines
from Mansfleld to Vifan, passinlg
Shreveport, Blanchard;- Oil City and
Mooringsport. cemmittee t, Vivianl
citi~ens Includisi::n Mayor Baker ithas
been hlamed t wor.k ionjh the rancii
and rights-of-waydetidls. Thid-line:
is separatfj frout the pronposel jbrhevde
IFEERALS LOSE I BATTLE
MANY EXEEUTED AFTER' FIGHT
Gen. Villa as $5,000,000 Cash and
Millions " Selzed Property-to
S Carr On Revolution.
Brownsvill, Tex.-Four hundred
"edetals Were killed, in the battle of
Concepcion -el. Oro, Zacatecas, or
were, executed o after :being captured,
•according-to in official report to con
stitutionalist iheadquarters in -Mata
moros: The engagement tookf place
south of Saltillo. a The rebels o0st sev
en killed and 70,.were wounded. Dyna7
mite boinbs made from cast-iron pipe
were used withg effecot by the consti.
The battle lasted ,4 hours, the reb
els gradually advancing on the city
behind barricad6S and. entrenchments,
which they iconstructed as they went.
The greatest lcss .of. life occurred
when an overwhelming force of rebels
amibushed, federal reinforcements
from Saltilllo. : .
.There, was no. destuction .of prop
- J'uarez, Mexico -Five :million Mex
ican .dollars represents the amount of
cash the rebels under Gen. Francisco
Villa" possess 't ari on their revo
In. additioi : they claim possession
of much personal property, stores, cat
tle and .lknd confiscated from rich
families and valued at many hillions.
FACTORY TO. DIVIDE PROFITS
Farr Alpaca Co. 'of Holyoke Adopts
.j Liberal PlaniWlith 'Employee,
Effectlv, at Once.
- Holyok '.,Ma s. The Fart, Al
pacea company,. Emloyin* 3,000 opera
tives, which ealins approximately
$1,000,000 a year s i has paid 24 per
cent dividends, 'idd whose officials
predicted that. disaster would follow
thb tariff.revisions h lannonced that its
capital wouild be 'ncereased from $2,
400,000 to $7,200,0 t;.in the form of a
stock dividend, :ab~i? ,that a liberal
profit-sharing pli nt ld go into ef
fect' immediately :.:: , "
Dividends will . dicl~ret Dec. 31
to all employes of te'year's standing.
Ei~iploy'es drawln from $600.to $1,000
a yyear in wage's will receive neixt
January a divldend of from $48 to $80.
German Newspaper, Devot.es Only
Four Lines to 8t6ry of Pair Exe-.
S outed With .Ax and Block.
Berlin.-A.' double execution, of
women with .. ax, and' block took
place at Raitibor prison, in. Prussia,
,The. executioner first chopped of 'the
head of Fransiska Zimmer, a young
woman canvicted of imulderig her
stepmotheir. The body and severed
head' were carried away, and then the
headsman executed Josepha Kubacka,
who killed her husband, a miner.
Both women, died stoeially. The
executions were witnessed only by ,of
fcials, and the full details Were not
giren 'out. The German" newsfpapers.
devoted four lines to the' story.
TWO WOMNf OUT FOR OFFICE
Each Seeks Two-Year $2,000 Tax Col.
letorship-'in Mount Vervon
S' ""-Townshlpr Illinois.
.Mount .Vernon,.i Il.-4wo Mount
Vernon:" women haird', announced
for the 'offic6 of tax colletor of Mount
Vernon township. The irat s .to an
nounce was Mrs, Daisy Ld, anad she
was ifollowed by .MI is Idura' Batter;
feld. ' ''
The offictl Sfor tiwo years and pays
$2,000 oa year,, The hardest political
aght' in thd. township centers around
Only three. months each year' are
reeiire~ to do the w6rk,.
S.:. -Rulet of. Reason Assailed, :.
'Ws.igtoef-CCcriinsg ,.the "s-'
Mpem. cett. and lowqr tribunals for
Stheir"administration . of the Sherman.I
law Reprisentative Stanley of lien
tuecky appeared as the -first witness ..
in the house judiciary committee's I
hebadrna on trust bill to urge an amend- I
:ment which will repeal the "rule of
Cave-Dwellers Are Found.
: Wshington-rank Edwar John-.
son, an expiorer of the National Geo
graphlcal society, returned from a
two years' ianvestigation of the Traoglo- I
dyte. tribes of Soiuthern Tlsetis and
.told a wonderful story of a hitherto I
aIdinat. unknown race of.people:. ' 1
Cirette.Fiend Tlke Curs.
.New a York.-Tlhe crusade which
Itecorde~r, John J. McGovern of Ho- i
boke~ N.:' J ., has been condl)ting to 1
ritd men and boys of the cil.dette I
smoadking habit resulted in 300 me anind
boys submltting tQ the 'arep!. :; :
M ancheater Has Big Fir. "
Manchester, N. Il-Fire which
threatened the entire retail seetios of
Manchester .aai '~xtinguished after i
laiyng waste one city bloek: ',.s Is c
estlmatedt at -arlnit $500,000. .'Four t
.iremen w-sr iured. .
:-Negotiating Resisptlio of Woekb. .
.Tuares, Mexico..Gen. Fratncisco.
Vilia has rrved f)MiChiaIhUh·a. He'
Simst d tbO r Piesi
CHARLES C. CARL itf
Rspresontative Charles C. Carlin of
Virginia Is one of the three men on
the subcommilttee of the judiolary ooem
mittee that is preparing the antitrust
bills whose passage le asked by Presl.
DEALS OF FRISCO SCORED
SALES OF SECURITIES MADE AS
CONCERN TOTTERED. '
Syndicate Made Millions by Acquisi.
tion of Subsidiary Lines, Sen.
'ate is Informed.
Washington.--The Frisco report
r was made by the interstate commerce
- commission to the senate and scores
-by Its findings virtually the entire
financial operations which led up to
the receivership. a
The report says that the sale of s.
curities to the investing, public,
Sthroughi the bankers, at a time when
every oalpearance 'indicated the in
solvency:otf the.issuing' company, -in
vites and. Warrants condemnation of
.all those who assisted' and partici
pated in such sale. :"
The report tells of- Speyr co's
spring of 1913, aii ten it f-tollows
with the statement .of the ,eakened
condition oo affairs at that time and
says Speyer & Co. should lihave known
The troubles leading up-'to the "re
ceivership Were declared to be a dis
propprtionate capital, thet acquisition
of new lines, the financing of the New
Orleans, Texas & Northern and other
North Texas lines and. the, desire for
a Chicago terminal involving the tak
ing over of the heavy fixed charges of
the Chicago & Easteri Illinois.
SIn' one year, the report declared,
the road Paid premiums. to bond sales
men amounting. to $1,486,852, on se
curities amounting to $32,152,602,
some of which were sold as low as
62%, with the result that the corm
pany was ;saddled with ainnial inter.
Seat charges of $1,226,630 onh money it
never had received.
7,000 HOMELESS IN ""RUSSIA
District Arout~d St. Petersbuig Swept
by Cyclone add Piood; Rail
St. Petersburg.-,-More than 7,000
persons are` homeless' in the ',ds-.
trict about St. Petersburg swept by
cyclone. and . flood. ' Thousands of
workmen are idle through the 'en
forced shut down bf plants,° and :ial-i
'road traffic is at a standstill in many
quarters. The ,total damage' probably
will exceed. $2,00,000. -.,
Soldiers .werel .ormed into relief
squads to help:' clean up' the floo t
debriS and distribute fOd .and cloth
ing among therefugees.- The cold is'
causing much. suffering among home.
EXPERTS RA!P HYGIENIC FADS
Investigatirng Comnmittee of State Hos.
pitals' Medical Association DIm. -
approve Sex Educatign.
Chicago, Ill.- Hygienic `. fads"
eugenics,, sex educations and sterliza
tion of criminals and defectiyes=-were
disapproved by the 'speciail invstigat;
Ing committee of the State Hospitals'
Medical association, which. reported
to the main body at the annual meet
ing at the Chicago' State. hospital.
The committee Is composed of Dr.
H. D. Singer of the State Psycopathic
-Institute, Dr. E. A. Foley of the Jack
sonville State hospftal and Dr. A. L.
Bowen,, secretary of .thbe State Chkl
ties commission. ,:..:
Factory Work for Fallen Women:.
· Waahtngton.-A-aunque soctiological
'experiment is to be attempted In the
national capital to provide bor thobse
of hle segregated district I'ho waRt
to live '"stralght,"'- acording -to an..
nouncement of reform leaders .. -
:'iBohemianWm n Vome otoVite.,
*; Londonl:-A speciaj lfspatch from
Vienna says the Atistrian preiner has
Sinformed the B~ohemitan diet that the
Araustrian ;goverinient w ll alter the
Bohemian constitutloa to einfrahlehset
CULLOM DIED Al CAPITOL
REMAINS +,"=NT TO FORMER
NHOME IN "',iNGFIELD, ICLL.
Illinois 8tatesm `5erved His State
as, Asemblyma ivernor, - Con
gressman a o enator.. '
Springfield, Ill .--F 'services
over the body of formes \,A'ator Shel-,
by M. Cullom will be lie .R Spring
field, in the representative i:i at the
statehouse; by Rev. Donald \ Leod,
pastor of the First . PrearL rian
church; formerly of Washington , em
orial addresses will be made by nit
ed States Senator Lawrence Y. Sher
man, Gov. Edward F. Dunne and Clin
ton L. Conkling.
Wlshington.--The remains of Shel
.by M. Cullom, former United States
i senator from Ilinois, who died here,
after an illness of several days, left
here for Springfield, Ill., for inter
The end came peacefuflly for the
aged statesman. He was in a state of
1 semi-coma all through the morning,
only occasionally recognizing relatives
at his bedside. •
Senator Cullom was born at Monticel
lo, Wayne county, Ky., Nov. 22, 1829.
His father, Richard -Nortlioraft 'Cullom,
who afterwards became a member of the
Illinois legislature and a warm friend of
Abraham Lincoln, woved with his family
to Tazewell county, Illinois, in 1830, and,
it was there that young Cullom obtained
his education in the country schools,
later spending two years at Mount Mor
In -the fall of 1853 Mr. Cullom went to
Springfield and began the study. of law
In the office of Stuart A. Edwards.' Soon
after his admision 'to the bar he was
elected city attorney of Springfleld.' He'
continued to practice law' until he took
his seat .in the house of repreesentatives
I in 1865. He was elected a repesentative
to the state legislature in 1866, was re
elected in 1860, and was made speaker
for' his second term. He was appointed
to represent Illinois in the War commis
sion, which sat at Cairo, Ill., in 1862, and
aided in settling its accounts with the
national government. In -1866 he -was: a
presidential , elector on the Filmore
The Springfield :'district elected him
representative to congress for the term
I beginning .Dec. 4, 1865, and he was. re-.
elected until Mar. 8, 1871. He then re
turned to Springfield and became presi
dent of the State National Bank of that
He :gain was. vent to the: state legis
lature In, 1873, ,and was re-elected for
another t~in, With the speakership. He
wap '.a delegate to the, Republican
national conventioni, t Philadelphia in
.1812, being chairman of the :Illinois dele
gation, and placed Gen. Grant in nomi
nation for the presidency; ' In 1884,' he
was again chairman: of the Illinois 'dele-:
gation 'to the national, convention and
placed G;n. john ,, Z,.oga in nomi
The voeters of inlloss gave hima i'k0
Smajority for : the 'governorship ~lin. 1876,;
and he was. re-elected by a greatly in
creased majority' In ' 180,.: He resigned
from the -gubernatorial office in, 1883,
having been, elected United States sen
ator to succeed David -Davis, independ-,
ent Democrat - He. took his seat in the
senate, .Dec. 4, 1883, and waeLre-elected
in 1888 and 1894, 1900 and again in 1906.
As a "'mmber- of the state leilslattre,
Mr. Cullom . had . become prominently
Identified with the enactminent, and en
forcemeirt of railroad legislation,- and as
chairmain of .the -senate committee on
interstate commerce he gained a national
reputation In coniection with such legls
lation. In the interests .of interstate
commerce he -was prominent as ;an, advo-.
cate of the proposed deep waterway con
necting Lake Michigan with the Missis
silppi river and the .gulf. . He also aided
as a meinber of thq commission to pre
pare a. systetm "obf'lai for the Hawaiian
The formier senator w:pne nof the
commission appointed by Pr~ildent' Taft
to prepare thb, national memorial for
President Lincoln. Early in his last Ill
ness Mr. Cullom discussed details of the
memorial plans, and among his last ex
pressed wish~s before he lapse4 into a
state of l coma.. was one that he might
survivie to complete his part iIii' that
ILLINOISANS STORE UP COAl.
Fear of Ginerai. Strike -ind Closing
,'DoWn %f Mined Cause Many to
: Lay in uiuei Supply,
Pana, Ill.-Fearing a general
strjke of the coal miners follow
ing the-Joint conference of the United
Mine, Workers .and Illinois operators
Iat Indianpdlis next month, and ow
'"ng to the further fact that many -min
ers are voluntarily losing on account
iof nodemand for cdal, a large number
of the' heaviest consumers of coal la
central llinils are storing coal a
The city of Pana ,losed contracts
for 6,000 tons of coal and are storing
it as rapidly as teams can haul'it to
,blns. Other cities are ddinglikewise.
N. SANTACIAUS BANKRUPT
Chop House Proprietor Who Anaweret
17,000 Letters From Little Ones
Goes to the Wall.
New 'Y0ork.-Even Santa Claus
cannot , withstand the high cost
of giving as is shown by the bank
ruptcy petition of Paul Henkel, pro-.
prietor of Henkel' chop house on
Thirty-sixth street, on file here.
Last /Christmas Henkel - played
santa. Claus to 17,000 children who
mailed-letters to Santa Claus. Not a
child who dropped such a letter in
a New York mail box was overlooked.,
Train Wreck Kills Three.
. Plttsburg.-Pennsylvanla passenger
trafin o. 19, New York to Pittsburg,
was wrecked neat Conemailgh, Pa.,
when it rn 'into an engine and ca-.
boose going .west. ~ Three traintien ~i
tile :cabose were killed
Ar" ::,,iziion Cotton Marketed.
G:. Galveston, Tez.-The first Egyptian
cqtton raised in'the Salt- river valley
of Arizons has:been received here
by a locial dealer.' There were 50
bales ih ithe first tonsignment and
i mo soon Ill follow '' -
41 DEAD; 99 SAYED
AS STEAMEH SINKS
COAST SHIP MONROE DOWN 10
MINUTES AFTER CRASH IN .
A DENSE FOG.
WILD STRUGGLE IN ICY SEA
When Ship Turns on One Side Passees
gere Crawl to Upper Side Until
Washed. Off in Icy Water-.
24 of Crew Go Down.
Norfolk, Va.-The complete story
of one of the worst steamship disas-'
ters in the recent history of the Vir
ginia Capes was just brought here.
Survivors of the wreck of the' Old Do-
minion steamer Monroe, cut-almost in
two and .sent. to the bottom of the
ocean by the steamer Nantucket, told
a' tale 'of hardship that thrilled all
who heard it Forty-one lives and a
cargo and modern ship was the toll
exacted by a fog which made naviga.-'
tion'an impossibility. The captain and
98 yere rescued: :
Awakened from their sleep by the
.crashing of splintering steel plates
as the two vessels came together, the
passengeri and crew of the Monroe
rushed. on deck to find their vessel
already- wallowing in the trough of
the sea and careening. It was plain
that she had received' her death
wound. Wild screams of the women
who had .been able to reach the deck,
mingled with the curses of the men.
All were in' their night clothes.
;Ship Sinks Suddenly.
At the moment of ,the impact :the -.
collision drill signal ivas sounded on. ,
the ship's bells, and the crew rushed
to their stations at.the lifeboats. But:
there was little to be done. Only one
lifeboat had been put over the, side .
when the hull of the Monroe seemed :._
to rise in the air, turn almost comr-'
pletely over' and then disappear- be-" ;
low the waters.
SThat 'every one on board was not
lost' was due to the action of Capt.
Berry of the Nantucket. He had biack-.: .' _
ed his ship in a vain a:ttempt to avoid-
the Monroeo, but there had not bien
dealt' the larger vessel a cruel blIow
almost amidships, opening her far be:i
ilow the water line. : -
But the 'sudden reversal of the en
gines had stopped the Nantucket and
she backed clear of the Monroe. im
mediately the crew of the Nantucket
'rushed. to_ collision quarters. an~d ihe'"i
lifeboats were swufa ofer, th eide.:
Almost: before the water Was struck
the davit hooks had been cast off -and
the ~sailors were pulling' foq the spot
where the' Monroe already was disap
pearing. . : .h
The fog was so deise that only the
mast lights and those on the bridge.:"
could be made out, the big hull of the
Monroe looming simply as a bulkyl
shape ahead,. Only for the briefest
possible time was it seen, and then :i
there came a hissing sound when one.
of the sinking vessel's bollers -explod-'Ii
ed, and then a big wa·ie that tossed'
the Nantucket's lifeboats about like o
cockle-shells told the story of the loss'
of anothdy liner. ' .--.
- Blamed for Four Deaths;. :--I.
South Bend, Ind.-After an Invest!-:I
gation as to the causes of the collapse
of the 'Shivley-Honer building in this
city, Jan. 3, wheln .oui persons were
killed,. Coroner T'. 3J. Swants, in. his
report placed the responsibility upon i
Walter .W Schneider. the architect
who prepared the plans,: and super-:
vised the remodeling of the building
SWabash Is Ordered Sold.
St. Louis.--United States Circuit
judge Elmer.B. Adams ordered. that
the Wabash railroad be sold under the -:
foreclosure mortgage held by the
Equitable Trust. company of New '
York, which .underlies the first mort ,
gage bonds of the railway company. -
Charlton 'Trial Continued,
Caomo, Italy.-Porter Charlton's trial
here for the murder of his wife In 1910
was postponed until next June at the
request of the judges of the tribunal,
who have ordered a minute investiga
tion into th'emental, moral and phys
loal condition-of Mr. Charlton. .
Strikebreakers Driven Out. :
apollo, Pa.-One thousand striking
workers at the planftdI the Apollo
Steel eompainy were reported to have
driven ouit of town a large body of
foreigners, brought here by the com.
pany to run the plant.
Paris,-The Frenich -~ ,government
asked the chamber of deputies to ap
propriate $400,000. for an official rep.
resentatfion at the San Francisco Pan
Andrew 'Johnson Coworker Is Dead.
Kansas City.--Oscar 3. F. Cardwell
died at his. home here. He was 81
years old. As a young man he was an
apprentice tailor and worked on the -
sahe bench with Andrew Johnson,
later president of the United Sttcat -
Mi's. Longworth an Heiress. , :
Cambridge, Mss.--One-sixth of the :
estate- of Mrs., Carollne H, Lee of
Chestnut Hill -is bequeathed to her:
granddaughter, Mrs, .Alice Roosevelt I;.
Longworth, by the will filec here. -bh -
alue Of tbhc. estate Is not Imao l-
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