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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. XO. 103.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1908. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FIRST ANNUAL FLOO
Four Days of Rain Have
Caused All Streams to
be Out of Banks.
DANGER IS INCREASING
No Lives Lost According to Re
ports From Many Places,
but Loss is Heavy.
ter to J. jPierpont Morgan thanking
him for his gilt of the first three vol
umes of the illustrated catalogue of
his collection-of pictures, miniatures,
books and manuscripts, Queen Alex
andra has expressed a wish to visit
Mr. Morgan's lesidence in Prince's
Gate, S. W., in order to view the orig
inals. It is expected that the visit
will be made in March, when the dow
ager empress of Russia will be here.
It is likely thu Mr. Morgan will be
present personally to show the collec
tion to their majesties.
AMERICAN GAR IS
STILL IN THE LEAD
Pittsburg, Feb. 15 With the stage
at 15 feet at 9 this morning, and rising
at the rate of a foot an hour, the Alle
gheny, Monongahela, Ohio, Youghiogh
cny and Kiskiminetas rivers are slow
ly spreading over the lowlands of the
Pittsburg & Western Pennsylvania
At Onufcrr Murk.
The danger mark of 22 feet will be
reached by noon. The weather bu
reau predicts a stage of SO feet by
nightfall. Rain continues to fall to
day. Damage .to river craft and prop
erty located near the rivers is already
large, and large ice gorges in the Al
legheny and Youghiogheny rivers about
the city are momentarily expected to
break, wrecking and demolishing craft
in its path.
.Many Fnmille Move Out.
At Wheeling, W. Va., and Steuben
vilie, Ohio a serious flood is expecteu
to occur, but not before Sunday night.
Thousands of families at Sharpsburg,
Ktna, Aspinwall, Chaiieroo, Oakdale.
and numerous other places have been
compelled to remove their household
goods to higher floors.
Several heavy landslides occurred
along the Pittsburg, Virginia &
Charleston railroad delaying trains and
making transportation dangerous.
At McKeespo t the water is rising
gradually and unless the cold spell
predicted for tonight materializes it
will be necessiry to close down the
steel and iron mills of that district.
Thousands of woikmen will be affected
and great hardships will be experienc
ed as the men just recently returned
to work after a week's idleness.
Con I Mlurra Idle.
Many coal ruiues along the river
bank are flooded and thousands of
coal miners compelled to abandon
work. The Bessemer railroad at
Greenville is out of commission and
the trolley system demoralized. Tele
graph wires arc down, causing much
inconveniences. Many plants at that
place are partially submerged and
hundreds of men out of work. At
Beaver, Pa., below sl his city, the Ohio
river has risen 11 feet in 10 hours and
indications poir.t to a flood stage- of
Buffalo, Feb. 15. The waters of Buf
falo and Soajaquade creeks in the
southern and northern sections of the
city, respectively, overflowed the banks
and stood today from two to three
feet of water in the streets. Many cel
lars are flooded and thousands of dol
lars of damage done to property.
At Springfield, Ohio.
Springfield, Ohio, Feb. 15. Duck
creek is higher than since 1898 and
fully illO houses in the city are flood
ed. No lives were list, but boats were
kept busy all night carrying people
out of submerged houses. All 'subur
ban traction lines entering the city
have been out of commission the past
12 hours, the power house being flood
ed. Steam railway traffic is demor
alized because of numerous washouts
Mor to Second Sorlcn.
Lima, Ohio, Feb. 15. The Ottawa
and Auglaize rivers are out of the
banks In this city and families in the
lowlands are moving to the second
stories. Railway traffic is seriously
Indiana Sorely ItfNet.
Indianapolis, Feb. 15. While north
em and central Indiana was swept by
snow and windstorms today the south
ern part of the state is suffering from
floods. Reports from Princeton,. Via
cennes, EvansviUe and other points ex
press the fear of a still higher stage
Lumber Intercuts Suffer.
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 15. Streams
throughout eastern Kentucky are rls-!
ing rapidly as a result of four days'
-s rain, and great damage is feared by
V lumber concerns along the Kentucky,
Red, Cumberland, Licking and Big
.--Sandy rivers. Traffic on railroads
running out of the city is delayed be
cause of high water. - .
New York-to-Paris Racers Meet With
Obstacles Through New York
Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 15. The Amer
ieancar in the New York-to-Paris race
registered here at 8:47, going on alicr
a wait of seven minutes. The French
car followed at 9:20, and the Italian
Utica, N. Y., Feb. 15. The German
car in the New York to Paris auto tour
passed this city at 8:15 today, and
will continue to follow the tow patch
ot tne fcrie canal, it rainea an nigm
and the roads are next to impassable.
Canastota, N. Y.. Feb. 15. In spite
of the heavy traveling, owing to the
bad state of he roads, the Zust, De
Dion and Thomas automobiles, which
aie in the lead ir. the race from New
York to Paris, srrived here last night
from Fonda and v Amsterdam.
The German car, driven by Lieuten
ant Koeppen, put up for the night at
From Fonda to Utica the cars fol
lowed the tovin path along the Erie
canal, where crowds were posted on
tho various bridges waiting to cheer
them as they passed underneath.
The path was fairly clear of snow
spots along th-3 canal, but the crews
had to cut through four or five big
snowdrifts, which took up a good deal
The monotony of snow shoveling
was relieved yesterday by having to
roll SO big logs off the tow path and
build a road acioss a deep ditch lead
ing to a field, and then cut down a big
stage which had been erected for the
reception of block ice taken from the
Loss of Life Small in Tornadoes
in Mississippi and Texas
ONE TOWN WAS DfSTROYED
Mocsville, Miss., Left With But Few
Houses Standing Details from
lililitant Wpmen Suffra
gists Say They Will
SHOOTS DOCTOR AT
Uncle Made -Insane by Young Woman's
Illness Kills Physician at
Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 15. Distract
ed by the illness of his niece, Robert
W: Gott, a farmer of Princeton, W.
Va., shot and killed Dr. Leo Danziger
beside the sick bed of his patient yes
Gott brought Nannie Spangler to this
city a couple of months ago. ihey
obtained rooms at a boarding house
and the physician was called in a few
The doctor founj the girl ill. The
case did not respond to his treatment,
and the uncle tried to get another
physician Thursday night. The man
acted so like one bereft of reason that
the doctors he called" upon declined to
take the case off Danziger's hands.
The latter called on his patient yes
terday and had been in her room but
short time, when the uncle became
abusive and brought on a controversy
over the medicines prescribed. In the
heat of the argument he drew his re
volver and shot the doctor through the
head. " .
The young woman Is in a serious
condition, and was unable to tell much
about the tragedy. When arrested.
Mossville, Miss., Feb. 15. Four
whole buildings and two halves of
buildings are the only habitable abodes
in the village today. The remainder
of the structures were blown down and
many of them swept outside the town
by yesterday's tornado. Two old ne
groes are dead. Edward Campbell,
white, is probably fatally injured. , Of
a dozen other people painfully injured
all are rapidly recovering. Reports
reaching here from other towns in the
tornado's path give net to- exceed five
other fatalities, only one of which has
been confirmed. ; ,
Wnst Kmrly in Morning. .
Tyler, Texa3, Feb. 15. Tyler Was
swept by a tornado yesterday morn
ing about 4 o'clock causing the death
of C. A. Francis, his wife and child,
and Mose Lee, an aged negro.
Francis' body was found 100 yards
from his wreckad home and the body
of the child was found in the street.
Mrs. Francis was in the wreckage in
Demi May Number Twelve."
Six seriously injured have been re
ported. They are Irwin Franklin,
Mrs. Franklin and four Franklin chil
dren. Theywerc? caught in the wreck
age of their home. It is expected that
the death list in Tyler will reach 12
and the number of injured will aggre
gate two score or more.
Twelve buildings were wrecked.
The tornado came up from the
southwest and tore a path through Ty
ler MO feet wid.N
St. Paul's church, the residence of
Cane Johnson tnd Charles Conelly,
were damaged, but their occupants es
3IiMslMHltii Tonnn Swept Away.
Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb. 15. Shortly
after noon yesterday a tornado passed
over Jones county, nortl of here, and
already one w-uole town, Mossville, 10
miles from La n el, Miss., is reported
blown away. All that is left is the
depot of the Mobile, Jackson and Kan
sas City railway company. The town
had a population of 500 people. 1
The town of Noso, as well as the
town of Service, oh the Laurel branch
of the Mobile, Jackson and Kansas
City railroad, were blown away.
Whether there were any fatalities can
not bo learned.
A north bownl passenger train got
a few miles norlh of Laurel and could
not proceed because of the wreckage.
The passengers said they saw half a
dozen dead negroes, but could not esti-
mate the probible number killed. At
Seryice, Miss., near Laurel, the home
of Ike Hoiloway, white, was blown
away and two of his children killed.
Bllzsnrd at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Feb. 15. Following a con
tinuous fall of rain for several days
there was a sharp drop in tempera
ture today, and the rain turned to snow.
Late this afternoon a fierce blizzard
mevaneu ana ine wino reacneci a ve
locity of 50 miles an hour.
IN DEFIANCE OF LAW
Declare There Will be 10,000
in Line Tomorrow Police
CHILE SEES FLEET
Throngs Line Hills to See Bat
tleships Parade in Val
MUCH ENTHUSIASM SHOWN
Salutes Exchanged and Other Spectac
ular Features Attend the Brief
Visit of Ships.
imiSS THEODORA SHUTS
Valparaiso, Chile, Feb. 15. The
American fleet of 1C battleships, un
der command of Rear Admiral Evans,
passed Valparaiso yesterday afternoon
and continued northward for Callao,
Sweden Feb. 26 to celebrate the 250th
anniversary of the signing of the treaty
of Roeskilde. Lectures will be given
by Sweden's foremost historians in all
tchools, public halls and churches.
The Roeskille treaty of peace was
signed in February, 1058, after King
Charles X. had crossed the Little Belt
on the ice (the sound in that year
being completely frozen over) and at
tacked Denmark in retaliation for the
invasion by that country of the Swed
ish provinces in Germany.
' By the treaty the Danes gave up all
the territory they had on the east
New York, Feb. 15 The New York
police stand a fair chance of having
their first experience with militant
suffragists tomoirow when the wom
en's suffraga societies of the city plan
to hold a parade on Fifth avenue from
Union square to Central park.
U Is Clear on Subject.
Although the law provides parades
shall not he held without peimits
from the police and shall not be held
at all on Sunday, the suffragists are
planning to so on with their demon
stration in spite of law or police.
Women prominent in the movement
state there will be at last 10,tw0 wom
en In line, although the police are in
clined to doubt there will be that
May Go Uulrtly. j
It is pointed out if the women wish
to march quietly up the street without
music or banners they may be permit
ted to proceed but, while no orders
have been issitol, it is said the police
department wiil prevent the use of
banners and bands.
FIEND "OF FIENDS
HELD FOR MURDER
Michael DeWala pcrs Roiling Water
on 3-Year-Old Boy After Quar
rel with Mother.
MAY TAKE A WEEK
Republican Managers Plan at
Least Five Days for Repub
ARRANGEMENTS TAKE SHAPE
Peru, -the next stopping place. All Val-( sides of the scund. comprising the
paraiso and thousands from every city j three southern provinces of Skane,
in Chile witnessed the passing of the Holland and Blekinge.
President Montt and other high offi
cials of the republic went out- from
shore to greet the battleships,-and the
Chilean navy exchanged salutes as
they swung raound Curaumilla point
and into Valparaiso bay in single file,
headed by the Chilean cruiser Chaca
buco and five Chilean torpedo boat de
stroyers. Seene from Hill Mugnlflrent.
Turning sharp around Curaumilla
point at 2:1C in the afternoon the Cha
cabuco and Chilean destroyers led the
Connecticut and her sister ships into
the view of the thousands who had
awaited their appearance since dawn.
The day was perfect and tho spectacle
of the fleet stretched In a great semi
circle as seen from the high hills
around the bay was magnificent.
President Montt and officials em
barked on the training ship General
Baquedano-- and took a position well
out in the harbor. Around the Baque
dano the fleet swung at a speed of
four knots, firing the presidential sa
lute as they passed in review. One
hour from the time the head of the
Ceremony Notable for its
Simplicity Takes Place
at New York.
GUESTS ARE NOT MANY
Grocm Member of One of the
Leading and Oldest Families
of His Native Land.
Hopes of Modern Woodmen for Avoid
ance of Serious Conflict of -Dates
Chicago, Feb. 15. Plans for a five
day convention are being made by the
republican national committee, 'consti
tuting the suocommittee on arrange
ments for that gathering. The com
mitteemen include National Chairman
Harry S. New. Secretary Elmer Dover,
Charles F. Booker of Connecticut,
Clayton Powell of Arkansas, D. W.
fleet entered the bay the last ' vessel Mulvane of Kansas and E. E. Hart of
passed the president s ship and turned 1 Iowa.
toward the open sea
City in Cialn Attire
Then the Baquedano lifted anchor
and escorted the fleet out of the bffy
and on its way to the north. Such a
scene has never before been witnessed
In Valparaiso bay and will long e re
membered by the people of Chile.
Craft hi- the--harbor and-prtnclpal
buildings in the city were decorated
for the occasion and the day was ob
served as a holidav in hnnnr nf the
la a T". il . . .
Chicago, Feb. 15. Michael DeWala, I rrom e picturesque spin
aged 41, is under arrest charged with
having caused the death of Joseph De
venick. aged 3. DeWala was a board
er at the. Devenick home. According
to the police, DeWala. following a
quarrel with Mrs. Devenick, caught up
Ihe child, and holding him between his
knees, deliberately pourned boiling
water from a teakettle over the boy's
head and- down his back.
Shah Probably Safe.
London, Feb. 15. No credence what
ever is attached hereto reports from
Vienna that the shah of Persia has
MUfTDER SUSPECTS ARE HELD
Chicago Police Arrest Pair Who May
Have Committed Janesville Crimes.
Chicago, Feb. 15. Marion Ball and
William Dolan. who said they had just
arrived from J.inesville, Wis., were ar
rested early today as suspects in con
nection with die mysterious deaths of
three women whose bodies were re
cently found thv?re.
Kevvanee Library Occupied.
Kewanee, 11!.. Feb. 15. The city's
new $50,000 public library was occu
pied for the first time yesterday, when
o00 high school students moved 10,000
volumes from the old library quarters.
The work required three hours.
hills dotted with houses, a profusion
cf bunting and flags were discernible
from the bay. The roofs of the Bolsa
Commercial, witn its two nuge towers.
the custom house and warehouses, and
other buildings along the circular road
skirting the bay front, were crowded
Cheers, Bnnquetn, and Praise.
The enthusiasm of the Chileans was
almost boundless, and they chetred
lutily as the battleship fleet swung
around the reviewing' ship, their sides
lined with jackies in immaculate
white, and the bands playing patriotic
airs. The noise of the cheering was
lost, however, in that of the saluting
guns from the fort and the fleet. Al
together 1.200 shots were fired.
After the fleet had passed to the
northward a banquet was served on
board the General Baquedano by
President Montt in honor of the diplo
matic corps and his other guests.
Toasts were drunk to President Roose
velt and Admiral Evans and his offi
cers, crews and ships, and the univer
sal wish was expressed that the Ameri
cans may have fair weather and a safe
passage to their destination.
JUDGE HOUGH REVISES QUESTIONS
THAT E, H. HABRIMAN MUST ANSWER
New York, Feb. 15. Judge Hough
in the United States circuity court yes
terday hand-id down a memorandum
Gott raved and little could be learned supplementing his previous opinion In
BURTON GETS RENOMINATE
Man Who Couldn't Be Mayor, of Cleve
land Named for Congress.
Cleveland,- Feb. 15. Congressman
Theodore E. Burton was unanimously
renominated by the republicans of the
Twenty-first congressional district to
succeed himself in congress. Dele
gates to the national convention were
instructed to vote for the nomination
of Taft, as presidential candidate.
THANKS FOR J.P. M0RG N
Alexandra Acknowledges Receipts of
Loudon, Fe-b. 15. In a personal let-
Has Perfect Rapid Fire Gun.
Paris, Feb. 1Z. Government artil
lery experts claim France possesses
a perfect rapid fire gun. This convic
tion is the resuit of testa just held at
St. Etienne, where 650 shots a minute
were fired without heating the gun.
The mechanism acted effectually.
No Nine Foot Bed Sheets.
Guthrie, Okla, Feb. 15. The house
has killed the j hotel bill, which required-nine
foot sheets on beds and
provided a penalty for the use of
cracked cups. .
rwhich Edward H. Harriman is ordered
to answer questions put to him by the
interstate commerce commission rela
tive to his persmal interest in the
sales of securities to the Union Pa
cific railroad. - -
The memorandum' relates also to the
order directing Otto H. Kahn of'Kuhn,
Loeb & Co. to tell what directors of
the Union Pacific participated in the
sales of securities of that company
through his firm.
Both Mr. Kahn and Mf. Harriman
refused to answer these questions be
fore the inter3iate commerce commis
sion. The purpose or the supplemen
tary ruling is to make mdre specific
what questions must be answered.
Itevlxed I.lt of Quest lonm.
As finally determined by the court
Mr. Harriman must : answer these
I now renew the question if you
owned any of that s'tock which was
so deposited .mfl sold to the Union
How much, if any of the preferred
stock that was sold to the Union Pa
cific company, and valued by your
judgment, did yiu own?
Was that a yi-rt of the stock which
had been previously acquired by you,
Mr. Rogers an 1 Mr. Frick
Was it. or cry part of it. at that
time owned by any of you three gen
Was it acquired with a view of sell
ing it to the Union Pacific;
Was that stock bought by you or
any part of It at a much lower price
than S175 a share with the Intention
of turning it ever to the Union Pa
Mint He veal His Interest.
Did you have any interest in the
105,000 shares" which were sold at the
same time by Kuhn.vLoeb & Co. .to
the Union Pacific?
Was. that acquired by a syndicate
or a pool for . the purpose of selling it
to the Union Pacific?
Wrhen did you acquire those stocks?
What did yon pay for those stocks?
Were anv of the directors of the
Union Pacific interested directly or In
directly in the New York Central
stocks at the time they were sold?
Mr. - Kahn must answer questions
similar in naf.urc. '
: Judge Hough excused Mr. Harriman
from saying whether he or other LTnion
Pacific directum were Interested in
speculation In Union Pacific stock
that preceded the 10 per cent dividend
,announcement in the summer of 19Q6,
After the committee had made an
inspection of th? Coliseum yesterday
with Fred W. Upham, it met at the
Auditorium An. ax to decide upon con
tracts for the punting of tickets for
Five Unvn Look KnoiiRh.
It was v decided immediately that
provision wouid have -to be made for
at least five days. Some of the com
mitteemen thought that they should
be on the safe side and provide foi a
week's session, but the majority de
cided that five O.ays would'allow even
a deadlock convention to run its
Although thus taking precautions for
a stubborn fight in the convention, a
majority of tho committeemen present
declared for Taft. Mr. Mulvane said
Kansas would ie for the Ohio candi
date. General Powell delivered Arkan
sas and Mr. Hart handed over Iowa.
William F. Sione of Maryland, ser
geant at arms of the committee, de
New York. Feb. 15. Miss Theodora
Shouts, daughter of Theodore P.
Shonts, formerly chairman of the Isth
mian -canal commission, was married
at noon today to Emanuel Theodoric
Bernard d'Alber: de I.uynes, Due de
Chaulnes of Paris. The wedding took
place at the home of the bride's
father, 123 East Thirty-fifth street, the
ceremony being performed by Mon-
signor M. J. Lavelle, rector of St. Pat-
" IiekinK in Ontentatlon.
Although considerable Interest has
been aroused because of its interna
tional phase, it was planned to be an
unostentatious Lome wedding without
the usual display or an exceptional
gathering of guests. Miss Marguerite
Shonts, sister of the bride, was her
only attendant, and Prince Andre Ga
litzine, the duke's uncle, was the best
Deroratlooft Were Elaborate.
The Shouts bourne was decorated
with American beauty roses, lilies of
the valley and tmilax. The bride wore
a gown of duchess satin with court
train bordered with orange blossoms.
Due de Chaulnes is 29 years old and
a member of cne of the most aristo-.
cratic families of the French nobility.
WEST POINT CLASS
Gives 108 New Army Officers Plain
Words of Advice as to
West Point, N. Y., Feb. 15. With
plain words of rdvice as to their fu
ture duties th-j advantages and hard
ships of an army career Secretary of
War W'illiam H. Taft yesterday after
noon presented diplomas to the 108
I members of the graduating class of
clared, his statj for Taft and Secretary "- - umy uCluJ.
SNELL CASE SOON
IN JURY'S HANDS
Closing Arguments Being Heard
Celebrated Action to Break
Will cf Millionaire. '
Clinton, 111., Feb. 15. Closing argu
ments in the suit instituted by Rich
ard Snell to break the . will of his
father. Colonel Thomas Snell, are be
ing heard today. The case is expected
to go to the jury late this afternoon.
KILLS HIMSELF IN ASYLUM
Insane Patient at Elgin Cuts Throat
..With Window Glass.
Elgin, 111., Feb. 15. 'Frank Slocum.
an inmate from Woodstock, committed
suicide bv cutting his throat with a
piece cf window glass at the Northern
Illinois , Insane hospital yesterday
morning. After Investigating the case
and listening to the testimony of doc
tors and attendants, a coroner's jury
found that the man had died by his
own hand while in a despondent mood.
With a small piece of metal, an attach
ment to a fire hose, which he picked
up in the room. Slocum smashed a
pane of glass. He then used the glass
as a saw and tut his throat. '
Dover did not Lave to predict. Ohio
already having declared for itself.
Plans for the general seating ar
rangement at tlw convention half were
submitted by Arthur G. Brown, the
architect in charge of the rearrange
ment, for the final approval of the
committeem3ni. They will provide
Interfere with Woodmen.
NXews that a five day convention at
Chicago is possible is not received by.
the Woodmen head officials here with
much enthusiasm. Though it was re
ported some w:;eks ago that it had
been decidsd to postpone the Peoria
head camp one week to avoid a con
flict of dates the change was never
approved, Heal Consul Talbot finally
conciuaing mat' no authority was
given for departing from the strict
letter of the constitution fixing the
date. It is recognized that the con
vention will tak away many from the
head camp and many others who will
of necessity be at Peoria ould like
m ant-no. tne rc-puoncan sessions.
The hope had been "entertained that
the convention might finish its work
In a couple of tfays and, with the head
camp continuing all week, there would
be little detraction from interest in the
latter. Possibly such will still be the
case but, evidently the republican
leaders are of a different opinion.
young men who were commissioned as
second lieutenants in the various
ranches of the army that the mili
tary service must ever be subordinate
to the civil government and that it
as the soldiers duty to "keep his
mouth shut an! obey orders."
The affair was informal, and as the
oung gradua.?s stepped to the plat
form to receive their sheepskin scrolls
the secretary had a personal word and
handshake for tach.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
HOLIDAY FOR SWEDEN FEB. 26
Nation to Celebrate 250th Anniversary
of Slgnin.j. Famous Treaty.
Stockholm, Feb. 15. King Gustaf
has -proclaimed a general ' holiday in
Washington, Feb. 15. Following are
In brief, the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday as taken
from the official records:
MS Si ATE Th e senate Brave nttnntinn
to a BDepch on the Aliltw-li -nr.j.n..r
1.111 V. . . LI .. . . I . t P . '
m. 3 nt-iiMiur iiny oi ueorgia. Air,
Liays declaration- In favor of the is
suanc-e or paper money by the tcovern
ment provoked a controversy between
mm ana republican senators. Senators
Liodire and Teller both Br&ve. their v iewvt
on ine poueyvor issuing paper money
by the orovernment. At 2:30 p. m. the
senate adjourned until Monday.
nuistr-ursiory in tne nouse grave
ay in legislation, witn tne result tha
material progress was made in the ex
ecutive. leirislatlve and judicial bill. 1
met with comparatively smooth sailing
unm on ine points or order by Mr. Ma
con of Arkansas the proposed" lucreas
es in salaries of the assistant secretar
ies ui me several departments were
stricken out. Mr. Macon explained his
action by saying: that an appropriation
bill- was not the place for such legisla
tion. AVith nearly two-thirds of the bill
aisposea oi, ine nouse at 5:02 p. m. ad'
JVUI UVUi . .
IS UNDER CHARGES
Governor Hughes Receives Formal Ac-
. cusation of Laxity in Liquor
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 15. Charges of
misconduct In office, violation and neg
lect of duty and contempt for non
enforcement of the laws of the state
were filed against Mayor Elias P.
Mann of Troy with Governor Hughes
oday. It is specifically charged Mann
permitted saloons to be kept open Sun
days and permitted gambling houses
to do business.
RAILROADS CUT OFF PASSES
Missouri Pacific Stops Favors to Phy
sicians and Lawyers.
Lincoln, Keo., Feb. 15. Attorney B.
P. Waggener at Atchison, Kan., rep
resenting the Missouri Pacific Railway
company, ha.-? botiSed Attorney Gen
eral Thompson that all transportation
issued to physicians and lawyers In
Nebraska wouid be withdrawn. A list
including the ncmes of 20 physicians
and 17 lawyers was filed a few days
ago. The railway commission ordered
the passholders prosecuted under the .
provisions of the anti-pass act
Lucania Aground Short Time.
New York, Feb. 15. The Cunard
line steamer Lucania, outward bound.'
went aground on- the south side of
Gedney channel today . while trying
to avoid a coITision with the tank
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