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VOL. XXV.—NO. 240.
DISCIPLE OF STRENUOSITY Mr. Roosevelt Says He Be lieves in Large Families TALKS TO MAINE PEOPLE 3ays Men Who Fall Should Be Helped, but They Should Not Be Carried NATION RISES BY RAISING STANDARD OF CITIZENSHIP President Puts in a Word That Pos sibly Prevents a Panic and Meets His Old Friend and North Dakota Rand. Employe, Bill Sewall, of Ban gor. ELLSWORTH, Me., Aug. 27.—The president's second day in the Pine Tree state was full" of interest. Starting from the governor's residence early, he was taken for a short drive about Augusta and left for Bangor, where the principal speech of the day was delivered at the fair grounds in the presence of an immense audience, which listened with marked attention to his address. The same close atten tion was given him at Waterville, where from far and near came hun ireds to see and hear the first presi ient who has visited Maine in many years. In anticipation of his coming a general holiday was declared and all business was suspended. Just before leaving Augusta the president heard that his old guide, Bill Sewall, of Island Falls, Me., who had accompanied him on many hunting expeditions and who had for a time been employed on his ranch in North Dakota, was at Bangor. He imme iiately wired Congressman Powers at Bangor to "corral" him and hold on to him until he reached that city. That the congressman carried out these in structions was fully proved when he produced the tall, raw-boned, red whiskered hunter upon the president's arrival. "I am glad to see you, Bill," said the president, whereupon Bill replied "You ain't no gladder than I be." President Ate Muskrat. Then it was that the president told of the story of friendship of many years with the old guide and hunter and how many years ago, while on a hunt ing trip through Maine, owing to the shortage In the meat supply, they had eaten muskrat together, which the president said was the last meat he had eaten In Maine before this trip. The president seemed to delight in the rural simplicity of the man and in sisted that he should sit down to din ner with him. Bill therefore had the distinction that comes to but few of dining- with the chief executive of the nation and the governor of his state at the same time. "While at the fair grounds some one suggested to Sewall, who was seated on the platform with the president, that he should go to Washington and secure an appointment as postmaster, but Bill had a'-eady received this hon or and said to his inquisitor "I be postmaster a'ready." On the drive through Bangor the president's carriage was stopped in front of the portico of the orphans' aome, where the little ones were as sembled and they greeted him in song. Averted a Panic, Perhaps. Before beginning to speak at the fair grounds, the president, noticing the jamming and pushing of the crowd in front of the grand stand, cautioned the people to be careful of the women md children and asked them to show their capacity to manage themselves, which immediately had the desired ef cect. The platform from which the president spoke was directly in front of the grand stand, which was packed with humanity. Behind him was an other dense crowd. He informed his iudiences that he did not not think he faced both ways, but that on that occasion he would have to. On leav ing the platform he drove around the race track in response to cries from the audience that he do so. Tonight the president dined here at the home of Senator Hale, who ac :ompanied the party from Bangor. At che depot, when the train pulled in, the president was escorted to a plat form near by and delivered a short address. He left at 10 o'clock for Nashua, N. H., and other points in that state, where he will speak tomorrow. In his address at Waterville the president said "I feel that the art of successful gov ernment in our country is the art of applying practically the every-day principles of decency, morality and common sense which must be applied by the average citizen if he is to be a ?ood husband, a good father, a good neighbor and a good citizen. Your legislature only meets every other year and only stays in session about two months. Quite right. You do not need too many laVs, too much legislation. What we need i» stability of laws, fearlessness in applying legislation to new evils when the evils spring up, but, above all, common sense and self restraint in applying these remedies and the fixed and unchanged belief that fundamentally each man's salva tion rests in his own hands. "All o£ us stumble at times. There is not a man here who does not at times need a helping hand stretched out toward him. Shame on the man who, when the opportunity to help is given, fails to stretch out the hand! Help the man who stumbles. Help the brother who slips. Set him upon his feet. Try to start him along the Continued on Fourth Page. §be St flatd (fkrbe DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair today and tomorrow. DOMESTIC— Astonishing developments grow out of a case at Keokuk, lowa, under a law regarding the relations of mother and child. Gas in the Texas oil field proves dan gerous to the lives of operators. Man in New York kills a man and woman and commits suicide. He claimed the woman had ruined his life. National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy meets in Chicago. Five attaches of the Battle Creek (Mich.) sanitarium are drowned. Kansas City plumber attempts to have the Master Plumbers' association driven out of business because it is a trust. League of Municipalities holds its an nual convention at Grand Rapids, Mich. President Roosevelt makes several speeches in Maine. Earthquakes in the Philippines kill twenty Moros and do much damage to property. Mississippi river excursion steamer J. S. goes out of business for the season. Wages of several classes of employes on the great lakes are increased. Most of the men arrested at Anoka for gambling plead guilty and are fined or held to the grand jury. Strange case of forgery in connection with the Tracy case in Washington state. American Bar association meets at Sar atoga. Gov. Tates, of Illinois, is sued to re cover $12 taken from a man as a cam paign contribution. Insane man at Marinette, Wis., holds officers and citizens at bay and is re stored to reason by a bullet wound. LOCAL— President Grode, of the board of public works, thinks city should appropriate money with which to buy lamp posts. Restaurant men will organize to fight free lunches in saloons in the next legis lature. Employers declare that the present trouble with waiters is not a question of wages. County commissioners put over lighting and heating "bids for the new county jail. Great Western cuts the rate to Kansas City and Chicago. W^ieat crop in Manitoba will reach about 70,000,000 bushels. Local coal dealers say that if there is any combine it is among the producers. Ninth ward Prohibitionists, in a set of resolutions criticise the position of tlie ministers of St. Paul on the saloon ques tion. Restaurant men decide not to sign the scale presented by the waiters and a walk out is expected Sept. 1. City may be sued by parents of Ger trude Suliivan, who died, it is claimed, from the effects of vaccine poisoning. Marriage feast is spoiled by the disap pearance of the wedding cake. An attempt to kidnap Taylor Wright is frustrated by the police and Edward Ma loney is arrested charged with the crime. Council's delay to consider budget may delay opening of the public schools. POLITICAL— Dr. George C. Pardee is nominated for governor by the California Republicans, defeating Gov. Gage. Ramsey county primary ticket is com pleted with 154 candidates. One hundred and thirty-six judiciary, legislative and congressional candidates have filed with the secretary of state. Judge Otis, St. Paul, is only member of district bench in state ready to retire. MINNEAPOLIS— Ancient Order of Hibernians gets down to business. Order is in a nourishing condition. Aid. Jones gives his reasons for declin ing to run for mayor. SPORTING— Entries of ex-Senator O'Brien, of Min nesota, refused at Saratoga, it being charged that stimulants were given Hans Wagner to make him speedier. American Association—St. Paul 0, Mil waukee 3; Minneapolis 3, Kansas City 7; Louisville 8, Toledo 3; Indianapolis 4, Co lumbus 3. National League—Cincinnati 6, New York 4. American League—Cleveland 2, Phila delphia 3. William A. Lamed, of Summit, N. J. f defeats R. F. Doherty, of England, in the championship tennis singles. BUSINESS— United States steel corporation's an swer to the suit of Hodge and others is filed. Weakness rules in the grain market, due principally to improved weather. Reduction of Reading dividend weakens the stock market greatly, though it closes above the lowest. FOREIGN Estate of the late Johaan Mueller, who left Minnesota mineral lands valued at $5,000,000, ia subject of investigation in Bohemia. United States recognizes Japan's claim to Marcus island. Strong combine is formed by German iron and steel workers. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. Port. Arrived. Sailed. New York Carthaginian.. .Philadelphia. New York Liguria Oceanic Queenstown.. .Teutonic Ultonia Havre Neke Cherbourg Kaiser Wil _ helm der Grosse Yokohama Duke of Fife New York Majestic. Boulogne Ryndam. Moville Anchoria. Antwerp Nederland. Queenstown.. .Haverford. Bremen Kaiserln Maria Theresia. Plymouth Moltke. Liverpool Ivernia. Liverpool Lancastrian. ..Belgenland New York Washtenaw. Hongkong Hyades. Hongkong Indrasamha. SHOCK OF BULLET RESTORES SANITY Sudden Change in the Condition of a Madman After Holding Officers at Bay. Special to The Globe. MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 27. — The shock of a bullet restored a raving ma niac to rationality today. Joseph Forvillin, thirty years old, had held a posse of officers and citizens at bay all night. He had become sud denly insane, raced into his father's barn and defied the officers to take him. He was captured after, firing the barn, but broke away and Officer Zimmerman shot him. The bullet did not strike a vital spot, but its effect was to banish every trace of insanity. Forvillin is now perfectly rational, but remembers only I vaguely what happened during his es fjtapade. THURSDAY MORNINS, AUGUST 28, 1902.— TEN PAGES. MINDANAO ISSHAKEN SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES OC CURS WITH DISASTROUS RESULTS TWENTY PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY FALLING WALLS All the Victims Are Moros, No Amer icans Suffering—Extensive Property Damages Sustained —Mountains and Rivers Are Much Disturbed by the Shocks. "WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 2.—The war department today received a ca blegTam from Gen. Chaffee, at Manila, reporting a series of earthquakes on the island of Mindanao. Twenty per sons were killed by falling walls, the victims all being Moros. The Ameri cans in the vicinity escaped and the dispatch says there were no reports - ■ HE«£.«ts m l-^ : "" • .-■ v^ . If, ""■•■ '''TOF'"-*»'«''l ' TUB MAH ! S-'JT -: ■'■ ■ -- ' ' -' » :" •--s?^" • _:- - : /"^■: - «»' ..«." - / a wile )wz&*- d~~ I -// *>5o 5-Ha/ffl xv / r*££- L - WHERE THE^WiLL FINISH. -_...;. i-' ;,■, that any of the soldiers occupying that portion of the island affected sus tained any injuries. The upheaval occurred in the coun try adjacent to the Lake of Lanao, in the Moro section of the island, near Camp Vickers, which is now the head quarters of the American forces sta tioned in Mindanao. Gen. Chaffee's cablegram says the mountains and riv ers and other streams were consider ably disturbed and much damage was done. It is presumed here that the seismic shocks occurred about five days ago, though the date is not mentioned in the dispatch. This is the first serious earthquake reported from that coun try during the occupation of the Philippines. The most important pre vious seismic disturbance in Mindanao was the one that partly destroyed Pa lak, Kota, Batu, and the village on the banks of the river Mindanao in 1872. This phenomenon closely fol lowed the eruption of the volcano of Makaturin. Gen. Chaffee also cabled that the military situation in that section re mains quiet and unchanged. No at tacks have been made on the Ameri can forces at Camp Vickers since the last report, which was cabled eight days ago. AFTER JOHANN MUELLER'S ESTATE Farm in Minnesota Containing Min erals and Valued at Five Mil lion Dollars. PRAGUE, Bohemia, Aug. 27.—There Is much local interest in the investiga tion being made by the United States consul, Ethelbert Watts, into the nu merous claims for shares of the estate of Johann Mueller, an Austrian subject, who died in Minnesota in 1900 Mueller left a farm believed to be worthless, but which it is now re ported here as worth $5,000,000, in con sequence of the discovery of minerals on the property. Among the claimants are an alleged deserted widow and children of Mueller, and a certain Bo hemian society, which alleges that Mueller, when its secretary, thirty years ago, embezled several thousand gsJden. Four American lawyers are watching the proceedings on behalf of American claimants. Cuban Surplus of Three Millions. HAVANA, Aug. 27.—Fifteen millions are estimated as the Cuban govern ment's expenditure in the national budget, which will be presented to congress next month, and the national income is placed at $18,000,000, the same as during the military occupa tion. Confidence is steadily increasing in President Falma's ability to coDe with the situation. . ENHANCES HER BEAUTY WITH GREEN PAINT Nathan Brandt Has Original Views as to Feminine Attrac tiveness. Special to The Globe. CHICAGO, Aug. 27.—Surrounded by a number of friends and with her face smeared with paint, Mrs. Anna Brandt appeared today in Justice Dooley's court. She told the court that her brother-in-law, Nathan Brandt, had painted her fasee last evening because he believed she would"*Tbe more hand some. "Doesn't the paint look to be green?'" inquired the astonished magistrate, as he adjusted his glasses. "Why, to be sure, it's a familiar sign," continued his honor, looking sternly at Brandt, who sought refuge behind his attorney. •'Yes, your honor, after he had paint ed my face he stood a few feet from me and after having a good laugh, he said I ought to have been Irish in- WHERE THEy WILL FINISH. stead of Jewish," said Mrs. Brandt, as she tried to wipe off some of the spots of paint which she had left on her face in order to prove her assertions when she appeared in court. The complainant's story was cor roborated by witnesses. Brandt, when called to testify, did not deny having smeared the woman's face with the paint, but he said it-was an accident. The case was continued. GERMAN IRON AND STEEL CORPORATION Determined Effort to Win the Fight in Markets the World Over. WASHINGTON. D. C, Aug. 27.—The iron and steel makers of Germany now have a combination behind their backs which will enable them to continue with better chances for ultimate suc cess their stubborn and persistent fight in the markets of Europe, South and Central America, Africa and the East. This fact is brought out in a report from United States Consul Gen eral Frank Mason, at Berlin, which was made public at the state depart ment today. After a full diaeussio» of the unsat isfactory conditjbn of the home mar kets, represent*ives of the coal and iron industries'of Germany assembled at Cologne decided upon a return to the system of export bounties which was used to such good effect in the early years of the German Industrial expansion. Thereupon a union was formed between the coal and iron in terests to provide export bounties among all the leading syndicates in the metal and mining industries. This vast and powerful export asso ciation is based upon an agreement that its members shall contribute to pay to such members as export their products a bonus equal to the differ ence between the current price of the merchandise in the German markets and the price actually obtained for it abroad. PLUMBERS' ASSOCIATION GLARED TO BE A TRUST Kansas City Man Says the Combine Ruins Hi* Business. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 27.—The Master Plumbers' association is al leged to be a trust, operating in viola tion of the Missouri anti-trust law in a petition filed here today in the cir cuit court by W. R. Young, a local plumber, who alleges that h-s business has been ruined by members of the combine, who have refused to sell him supplies becase he was not a member Young asks 530,000 damages. In addition to the suit a letter has been sent to the attorney general of the state, urging that the state bring proceedings to prevent Uie associiation continuing in business in Kansas City. EXPELS OLMSTEAD THE HIGH COURT OF FORESTERS OUSTS ITS SUPREME COUNSELLOR BADLY PLACED LOANS CAUSED ACTION OF LODGE United Order of Foresters Spends Day Investigating Charges and Votes to Exclude Attorney by a Vote of 33 to 3—Delegates Decline to Discuss the Matter. The Hi^h Court of the United Order of Foresters of Minnesota, at its spe cial session yesterday at Central hall, for the purpose of investigating the charg-es made against S. C. Olmstead, of St. Paul, supreme counsellor of the order, sustained the charges by a vote of 33 to 3 and also voted to exclude Olmstead from the high court of this state. The action was taken late last night after a day spent in investigating the accusations made ag-ainst Mr. ■ Olm stead. Following is a part of the official statement given to the press at the adjournment of the meeting-: "It has been charged that Mr. Olmstead ne gotiated loans upon certain real es tate which could not under any cir cumstances -be regarded just and safe. The result of the investigation Sustain These Charges. By an almost unanimous vote of 33 to 3, and also vote to have him ex cluded from the high court for conduct unbecoming a Forester." High Ranger L. F. Cole, of Minne apolis* presided, and Mr. Olmstead was present during the entire proceed ings. There were about thirty-six delegates present from the various lodges in the state and at times during the day, and especially last night, the arguments between the opposing fac tions waxed rather warm. At one time there was danger of a clash which would result in the seces sion of the Minnesota high court from the supreme court, but this did not materialize. Delegates Are Silent. ' The examination of witnesses was conducted largely by Judge James Schoonmaker, also of St. Paul, who was formerly chief ranger and was de feated for supreme counsel by Mr. Olmstead. Outside of the official statement made, none of the delegates would say anything to the press for publication and all were inclined to keep what had taken place a secret. A part of the duties of Mr. Olmstead, as supreme counsellor, are to loan a certain proportion of the reserve fund of the order upon securities in the shape of real estate, and the accusa tions made charged Mr. Olmstead with having loaned money on property that was not goood enough securfty and not worth the amount cf the ioans. The Newal! Loan. One of the principal loans investi gated yesterday, was what is known as the Newall loan of $2,500 upon a house and lot on Mendota street, it being al leged that the property is not worth the amount loaned upon it. What the outcome of the action tak en last night is hard to surmise, but it is said by some that there may be some more trouble when the supreme court convenes next year. Mr. Olm stead defended his own case and seem to take the action of the high court body cooly. He did not have much to say, however, and it is not known what he will do next. Mr. Olmstead declin ed to discuss the matter last night. Bishop Hamilton in Charge. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Aug. 27.— Bishop J. W. Hamilton, of the M. E. church, will leave tonight for the East to be absent three months. During this time he will have charge of the German Methodist conferences in Min nesota and lowa, the Swedish confer ences in Kansas and Nebraska and the English conferences in lowa, Oklahoma and Indian territory. PRICE TWO CBXT3-^SM«S-j Tl> ; (HVi, CESTS. CORRUPTION FRAUD OF REPUBLICANS Strange Basis of a Suit Against Gov. Yates, of Illinois, to Re cover $12. Special to The Globe. CHICAGO, Aug. 27.—Gov. Richards Yates was sued in Justice Underwood's court here today for the recovery of 512 alleged to have been taken from Henry C. Clasen, former head painter at the Elgin insane asylum, as his por tion of 5 per cent political assessment referred to by Senator W. E. Mason and other opponents of the adminis tration as "the corruption fund." Co-defendants with the governor are A. L. French, president of the state railroad and warehouse commission; James Neville, member of the same commission; Charles M. Tinney, in charge of the Republican press bu reau; Dr. F. M. Whitman, superin tendent of the Elgin asylum, and W. C. Thirers, chief clerk of the institution. Clasen says the money is that which was collected from him against his will prior to Oct. 10, 1901. He avers that he was unable to pay a subsequent as sessment promptly because his life in surance premium called for all his spare money. He appealed to Supt. Whitman, he says, and was told to borrow the money. He declined to do so and lost his job. In consequence, counsel for Clasen, says he can get service on all the defendants at once except Gov. Yates, who is still in Mich igan. He hopes to get service on him within ten days or as soon as he comes to Chicago. One result of the suit, it is said, will be to determine how the money was collected, who was its custodian and how it was disposed of. The attorney says he has documentary evidence to show that money was collected from Clasen and that it was extorted from him instead of being turned over as a voluntary contribution to the cam paign fund for his party. FORGERY CHARGED IN TRACY CASE Telegrapher Said to Have Personated a Sheriff and Got $50 from a Newspaper. DAVENPORT, Wash., Aug. 27.—The matter of the distribution of the Tracy reward is about to be settled. Sheriff Gardner has notified the five Creston men that if they will agree to share the reward with Gold Finch, who gave the information that led to the cap ture of the fugitive, he will withdraw his objections to the payment of the money and aid the Creston posse to secure it. Criminal charges arising from the Tracy case have been preferred against Floyd Johnson, telegrapher at Cres ton. He has been arrested upon a charge of forgery, the complaining witness being Constable Straub, of Crestcn. About the time that the Ore gon bandit was killed near Creston a New York newspaper telegraphed to that place to Sheriff Gardner, asking him to send a dispatch describing the end of the famous hunt and draw a sight draft upon them for $50. John son, it is alleged, suppressed the mes sage and sent a dispatch over the name of Charles Straub, one of the Creston posse of five. He then, it is charged, forged Straub's name to a sight draft for $50. — STRIKERS AND TROOPS MAY CLASH TO-DAY Situation at Tamaqua, Pa., Very Crit ical —Attempt to Impede Non- Union Men. TAMAQUA, Pa., Aug. ,27.—The situ ation in the Panther creek valley to night is serious. At 8 o'clock the streets of Lansford and Summit Hill were thronged with strikers. Early in the evening two companies of the Twelfth regiment were sent through the valley on a trolley car. All along the line the soldiers were hooted and jeered and it was not deemed prudent to take them off the cars. While Mary Markley was carrying supper to her brother, who is employ ed at a colliery near Lansford, she was set upon and severely beaten by a crowd of women. Late tonight the crowds on the streets have dwindled down consider ably and order has been partially re stored. The civil authorities express the belief that there will be no serious disturbance during the night. They are fearful, however, that a serious clash will occur between the troops and the strikers in the morning. The fact that the Lehigh Coal and Navigation com pany is hoisting coal at its No. 4 col liery has greatly incensed the mine workers, and they are determined not to allow non-union men to go to work tomorrow. At daybreak the Governor's troop and the first battalion of the Twelfth regiment will go to Lansford and Sum mit Hill. SOLE AMBITION OF A CONVICT Tom O'Brien's Chief Aim Is to Kill Depu ty Sheriff Morgan. BUTTE Mont. Aug. 27.-With officers of the state penitentiary upon his trail asssited by bloodhounds. Convict Toni OBrien. who last Friday made a darin<» escape from the state prison, has sent a communication to The Miner pleading for a public statement of his alleged crime and vowing the death of Under Sheriff Dave Morgan, whose alleged perjured tes timony, the convict declares, sent him to prison and wrecked his home. The docu ment received by The Miner bears the postmark of Anaconda. The writer dates his communication from a moutain in the surrounding hills of Anaconda and says that he wrote his story behind a rock, dividing his time be tween his Winchester and his pen. The communication is a literary freak and there is no question as to its authenticity as the handwriting has been fully identi fied by the warden of the penitentiary and others acquainted with the criminal. O'Brien declares his sole object in es aping from the prison is to kill Deputy Sheriff Morgan. O'Brien was sent up for robbery In 1901. ARREST OF AN INFANT Peculiar Legal Entanglement Excites People at Keokuk, lowa BABY CALLED A VAGRANT Arrested on Complaint of Its Mother, Who Is Made Constable and Guards the Child SECRETARY OF ASSOCIATED CHARITIES GOES TO JAIL rie Is Charged with Contempt of Court in an Attempt to Deprive the Mother of Her Child—Law Declared Uncon stitutional and Gives Rise to Publio Indignation. KEOKTJK, lowa. Aug. 27.—1n a legal fight for the possession of her eleven months-old baby, which is seriously ill, Mrs. Vina Kellar caused the ar rest of the infant today on a charge oi vagrancy, had herself appointed a spe cial constable to take charge of the di minutive prisoner during a continu ance of the case, and thus won a victory over Secretary Elmer Park, of the Associated Charities, who was landed in jail for nearly an hour fox contempt of 'court in his attempt ta deprive the mother of her child. A construction of the new sociolog ical statute passed by the last legis lature has resulted. All last night and today several courts were kept busy and Secretary Park spent forty-five minutes in jail, being finally released on a writ of habeas corpus. He is now in legal custody of the child and the mother has actual possession, hav ing obtained the infant by extraordi nary means and hidden it. The doctor says the baby probably will die. Mother's Natural Desire. This added to the mother's desire ta see the baby as she hitherto had been denied all access to it. A new law was passed at the instance of the scien tific sociologists last winter. It pro vides the procedure by which children may be taken from inc<*npetent, dis solute or immoral parents and given to persons or charitable societies by courts or mayors of cities. Judge Huges, of the superior court, today construed the law to mean that, if the mother is found competent by a trial court and the child be given back, the filing of a notice of appeal by the Associated Charities stops the execu tion of the order to return the child to the mother. The effect is to keep the child away from the acquitted mother until a long series of appeals through all the courts to the supreme court are finally decided, taking gen erally two years. The attorney for Sec retary Park said in open court that this was the intention of his client. Popular Indignation. Judge Hughes is a lawyer and jurist of the highest reputation in lowa and Missouri, and his decision rendered in the habeas corpus proceedings has caused a wave of intense indignation over the new law. The baby involved in this, the first case in lowa under the new law, ia acutely sick, and the neglect of the mother is charged under the new statute. On trial the mother was found not guilty of anything in purview of the new law, which also was declared unconstitutional. Secretary Park ap pealed and refused to obey the order of the court to return the baby to its mother. He was then arrested on a bench warrant for contempt of court and summarily sent to jail. His law yer then routed Judge Hughes out of bed and filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus which had a hearing today. In the meantime the mother of the baby today had a neighbor file an in formation in a justice of the peace's court, charging the baby, eleven months old, with vagrancy.. A big constable arrested the baby at the hos pital where it was being treated and brought the infantile prisoner into court. The vagrancy case was con tinued to Saturday and the mother was made a special constable and or dered to keep the baby prisoner in safety until the case should be called again. Hides Her Infant. The mother took the baby and hid it somewhere in the city. County Attor ney Marshall said tonight that the next move would be the prosecution of the justice and the mother's lawyers on a charge of conspiracy in the va grancy case. Judge Hughes says it is true that the new law makes it possible for any body to file an information against anybody's child, and after acquittal, keep the child from the parents for a long time by a series of appeals to higher courts. If the law is held con stitutional he says he can see no es cape from such a possible outrage. The law is the result of a former law being found to be inoperative and incapable of enforcement in some cases here several years ago. Leading char itable-institutions and sociologists thefi caused the drafting of the new act, which is the cause of the present ex citement PERIL FOR OPERATORS IN THEJTEXAS OIL FIELD Over a Hundred Overcome Daily and Total Blindness Threatened. BEAUMONT, Tex., Aug. 27. —George A. Hill, inspector of the oil field, has given out the statement in which be says: "The conditions of the oil field are alarming in the extreme. The gas is so dangerous to the lives of the operators that over one hundred are overcome daily and danger of total blindness is greatly feared as a re suit of constant contact."