Logansport Pharos Tribune, May 1, 1911

Logansport Pharos Tribune

May 01, 1911

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Logansport Pharos (Newspaper) - May 1, 1911, Logansport, Indiana WEATHER FORECAST Colder tonight and Tues- ( day. THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. TEMPERATURE TODAY 7 a. rn. 50 12, noon 52; h p.m. 40 SOTH YEAR. LOGANSPORT, IND., MONDAY EVENING, MAY I, 1911 PRICE TWO CENTS GREAT FIRE IN BANGOR, MAINE % Damage Done Is Estimated at Nearly $10,000,000. BUYS CLOCK 150 YEARS OLD Bartholomew County Deputy Sheriff Has Timepiece Repaired. BUSINESS BUILDINGS BURNED Postoffice, Public Library, Several Large Churches, and Many Fine Residences Vanish In Flames —Militia Prevents Looting. Columbus, Tnd., May I.—At a sale of the estate of the late Joseph Str*en-barger, a pioneer resident of Indiana, held near here, Deputy Sheriff Irvin A. Cox bought an old wall sweep clock, v I Tell is I'O years old. and a flax reel years old. has not been running 5, hut Mr fox is hav-commission again.    Ile is Blooping on a bed that will now that is a IOO oek en r thai is over The old cl for several 3 Jug it put in sa;.s that he D over IOO years old and he retire and get up by a clock ELEVEN LIVES LOSTINWRECK Remarkable that Casualty List Did Not Reach IOO. A«0R URGES M’CANN PARDON century and a half old. PLAN GENERAL STRIKE Bangor, Me., May J.—Fire that broke oui .a Bacon A Robin sot s coal sheds at 4:10 Sunday afternoon has done damage that is already estimated at nearly $10,000,000. Two persons are known to have been killed and over twenty have been injured. Everything north of York street, from Kenduskeag stream to the east side of Broadway, has b«*en burned. Nearly all of the fine residences iii the exclusive section of the city as well as the postoffice and all office and business buildir ruins. The First Congregational church on Broadway, one of the old est in the state, St. John’s Episcopal the Central Presbyterian, on French street, the First Baptist and the Universalist churches are gone, us is the Windsor hotel and the high school building. The Bangor public library, with one of tho most valuable collections of books in New England is de* st royed. The mammoth lumber mills of Moi se & Co., on Valley avenue, and the huge piles of lumber were food for the ffames. Help came on a special train over the Maine Central from Augusta, Waterville, Lewiston, Bucksport and Midtown. Although scores of buildings were dynamited the firemen were powerless to check the flames. A strong southeast wind blew from tho time the fire started and cinders have been resi>onsibIe for the extent of the lire. Company 0., of the second Maine Infantry, which is stationed here, was called out to prevent looting and the Cadet battalion from the University of Maine at Orono, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Vanillin, Sixth United States cavalry, the commandant, was also upon the scene. There were several million dollars’ wortli of securities in the safety deposit vaults of the various banks which have burned and sentries with loaded rides are on guard. Thirteen prisoners who were in the cells at the police station were released by order of Mayor Mullen. Fred Schribner 'was struck by a falling wall from the Morse Oliver building at Exchange and State streets and instantly killed early in the evening. When the word was given tha firemen to leave the library building on Kenduskeag bridge all responded save a fireman of hook and ladder company No. I. A few minutes later he appeared at a third story window. The crowds outside saw him stand there a moment before the floor gave way and he toppled into the raging furnace beneath. F. C. S. Mulvaney fell from a roof on Park street and was rushed to tho Eastern Maine ge-eral hospital, where it hi said he is badly injured. Frank u. Hinckley, a forester, formerly of New York, was cut off in the belfry of Sl John's Episcopal church, w here he w as trying to quench a slight blaze. Tho front of the church caught beneath him and he escaped by the hell roi>e, fastening one end to a beam and sliding to the ground. Thousands of j>eople are homeless. Mayor Mullen proclaimed martial law, called out the loerJ company of tho national guard and telegraphed Governor Plaisted for more troops. Bancor, next to Chicago, is the chief lumber depot in the United States. Its population is approximately 22,(HK), The city is on the Penobscot river, which taps the forests of Maine and brings to the city logs ami sawed timber. In Bangor are many saw mills and planing mills and the pulp and paper mills, also use quantities of pulp wood brought down by the river and the railroads. The city is sixty miles from the mouth of Penobscot, lying at the head of navigation. There is deep water communication with the sea and many shijis clear annually for foreign ports and the coastwise trade. Beside the lumbering and shipping industry, Bangor had furniture factories, machine shops, boot and shoe factories and foundries. The Kenduskaeg stream, so-called, empties into the Penobscot at Bangor, dividing the city, the sections of which are connected with bridges. Tho Kenduskeag and the Penobscot, which is dammed immediately above the city, furnish water power for the factories and mills. Purpose to Present Organized Labor in Great Protest. Day J. J. McNamara Goes on Trial Is to be Signal for Widespread Walk-Out. St. Louis. May I.—A general strike of every laboring man iii the United States, to be called on the day J. J. of the    largest I    McNamara, now in jail in    I>os Angeles, <n    » ln connection with    the blowing (dings    are    in    ’    , up    of the Times building there last winter, comes to trial is to lie labor’s protest against the alleged “kidnapping" of McNamara, according to a circular prepared by the Industrial Workers of the World, a Chicago organization, controlling 50,000 men. T)i\h circular, which will be sent all iver the United States in a fow days, van read here by William I). Haywood, to a massineeting of 1,000 Socialists an t Inlier unionists who packed Ascher liroedal hall to hear Haywood, who ti , years ago, with Moyer and Petti-i-one, vas ‘ kidnapjsMl" in Denver and nuked by special tmki to Boise City, kl a. oil a similar charge to that v hi ch McNamara must face. According to Haywood's plan as outlined In tile circular and for which he stands sponsor, tho Socialists aie ex-Ie< ted to organize the workers outlie tho labor unions urn! persuade th* *«i to quit their jobs on the day a1* .samara comes to trial, wiiile tile 1 cion in en arr expected to Join In the movement. RUMOR HAS MCNAMARA SHORT Whisper In Indianapolis that He Contemplated Another Explosion. Indianapolis, May I.—A rumor has been in circulation hero for several days and is causing a gloat deal of comment. According to tho story McNamara baa caused a shortage in the accounts of the iron workers that is nearly $60,000, that this money was used in pushing the dynamiting scheme in which he and others were engaged; that the members of the executive hoard had not authorized its iis»> and it was the purpose of McNamara in storing tho dynamite in the basement of the Central Life building to ultimately blow up tho structure, destroying tho evidence of the shortage in the funds and thus all evidence against himself. It is believed that John P. Cook, the bookkeeper who stated that something was soon to hapi>en. had reference to this design on tile part of McNamara but, as Cook said. the arrest came too soon for the thing to be carried out. Walker and Wright Head Delegation That Waits on Deneen. CARS DERAILED AND BURNED Disaster at Martin’s Creek, Pa., Causes Grief Among Friends of Teachers from Utica, N. Y.— Cause Is Not Known. Easton, Pa., May I.—In the opinion of railroad men the most remarkable feature of the wreck of the i'tica Teachers’ 8i>ecial near Martin’s Creek was that IOO persons were not killed in the terrific shock and tho sudden sweep of fire. As it was, eleven lives were lost by the derailment and burning of the train. Flames were rushing from end to end of the track. The passengers were burned Half a dozen teachers got to the ground with their hair ablaze. For minutes after the Utica women were tearing skirts from each other. One ran an eighth of a mile across a plowed field trying to loose herself from a burning skirt. It was lucky that Farmer Dan Hilliard saw her distress. Of the dead there were three in the Easton hospital— Eleanor Rutherford, a teacher, of 96 West street, Utica; | Charles M. Person, tho train condue-1 tor, of Stroudsburg, and M. W. Vanoy, tho engineer, of Trenton. There seems no reason to doubt that eight had died in the fire. From the mass of ashes and twisted Bon the wrecking crew removed fragments .of four bodies. More couM be seen, but until the embers cooled it was impossible to reach them. Professor C. Augustus Burton, principal of school 20„ and president of the Utica Teachers’ association, said that he had sent word home that these six teachers, all of Utica, perished in the flames:    Sophie Kuoult, Blandina street; Mrs. Mary Allen, ILK) Mandillve street; Sarah Jones, Part avenue; Susan Sessions, Jessie Walker and Louise landsman. Stewart F. Day, secretary to Mayor Frederick Gilmore of Utica, sent word to the mayor that after a talk with the Pennsylvania railroad officials he was convinced that no further hope should be held out to the relatives and friends of the six. Besides the seven teachers four employes of the Pennsylvania are dead— Person, the conductor; Vanoy, the engineer; Harry Wilmer, the baggage agent, and Joseph Bicknell, the tourist agent, whose home was in Philadelphia. The fire made such headway that it was impossible for assistance to reach the victims. The investigation made by Professor Burton and Vincent Brown and Miss Marion Haskins, one of the heroines of the wreck, determined definitely that at least fifty of the teachers were burned or cut or bruised. The cause of the wreck is not known as yet. The railroad officials were unwilling to furnish information to relatives or friends of tho teachers. Springfield, fib. May I.—A delegation of officers of labor organizations he ided by John IL Walker, president of the United Mine Workers of Illinois, and Edwin R. Wright, president of the Illinois Federation of Labor, waited on Governor Deneen to ask for the pardon of former Police Inspector Edward McCann of Chicago, now' serving a term in Joliet penitentiary for accepting money for police protection oi improper places. They asked that McCann be released before his furlough expires so that he may’rt ceive a pension. Governor Deneen said that he had not as yet received the report 01 *' o state hoard of pardons on McCann's case and could not at present blk* any action. MADERO NAMES COMMISSIONERS Senors Pena, Gomez and Madera, Sr., for Insurrectos. THREAT TO KILL BURNS REFORMS ALREADY AGREED TO Writer of Letter Says He Blew Up Los Angeles Times Building. ENDS IOWA LABOR TROUBLE Governor Induces Parties at Muscatine, la., to Sign Agreement. So Many Things Followers of Provisional President Will Ask Are Granted in Advance that Conferees Need Do Little. Muscrtine, la., May 1.—After four days of endeavor Governor B. F. Carroll succeeded in bringing the warring factions- in Iowa’s biggest labor war together, and an agreement which, if ratified by the workers at meetings tliisCweek. will bung to an end the strike affecting 3,000 button workers was drawn up and signed by both parties, as well as by the state executive. I^ibor leaders express tho belief that the workers will approve the terms of settlement and operations will be resumed Wednesday. The national guard w ill remain hero until the settlement is final and the slightest possibility of disorder is removed. FIRE WIDOWS LOSE FIGHT Court Holds $211,000 Fund Not in Danger and Refuses Injunction. Chicago, May I.—Judge William Fenimore Cooper refused to issue an injunction against the custodians of the $211,000 stockyards fire relief fund. Hearing on the application for a receiver, also asked by the firemen’s w idow-8—who desire an Immediate distribution of the money—will be had later. Attoreny Boser fbi 1 represented the committee in charge of the money, and John T. Coburn acted for tile widows. Frequent verbal clashes between the lawyers lent color to the hearing. Nearly all the widows were present. ASSEMBLY TO RUSH WORK Legislators Plan to Hold Sessions Every Week Day Till Recess. SUICIDE TO ESCAPE POSSES MANY STRIKES IN CHICAGO Brlckmakers, Railway Workers and Machinists Arrange to Go Out, The Oldest Map. The eldest map in existence is a piece of mosaic in a Byzantine church at Malaba. in Palestine. It represents part of the Holy Land and is 1,700 years old. Chicago, May I.—These are to strike today:    Two    thousand five hundred brlckmakers employed from Manteno to Waukegan, 2,400 railroad mainten-ance-of-way employes, 10,000 freight handlers here and In other cities, machinists, electrical workers and machinery movers of the Otis Elevator company. Other machinery molders obtained a wage increase and accepted a two year agreement. The building trades war between the plumbers and steamfit-ters shows no signs of terminating, and a general shutdown is Imminent. Industrial disputes affecting approximately 50,000 workmen in Chicago, were to be ushered in this morning with the first day of May, known as “strike day." In all sections of the city labor meetings and conferences with employers were held Sunday, but except in one or two minor instances, failed to clear up an atmosphere surcharged with strike talk. HITCH ON BLACKMAIL CASE Jury Unable to Agree on Butterworth's Suit Against Dr. T. J. Lamping. Peoria, 111., May 1.—After sixty-five hours of wrangling and balloting, the Jury was unable to agree in the case of William Butterwort!!, the Moline millionaire, against Dr. Thomas J. Lamping, for alleged attempted blackmail. The jury stood six to six. Butter-worth claims that lamping tried to extort $35,000 in a dispute growing out of the Moline City hospital business. Negro Murderer Kills Himself Woods Near St. Louis. in St. Louis, May I. — Henry LewMs, colored, committed Filicide to escape posses and probably lynching in St. Louis county for murdering Henry A. Ferguson, a prominent business man and Cornell graduate, at the latter’s home Saturday. Ferguson was shot to death in the rear of his home in Webster Groves while shielding his negro cook from I^ewis, from whom she had separated. Lewis’ body was found in a clump of bushes, half a mile from the scene of the murder. The revolver with which he shot Ferguson was still in his left hand. Two of its chambers were empty. Ferguson had been shot with one bullet and a hole in Lewis’ forehead showed where the other bullet went The race feeling In St. Louis was high. A mass meeting was beins: held in Webster Groves at the time Lewis* body was found, at w'hich ISO1) was raised as a reward for his capture. Springfield, 111., May I.—Six-day sessions with meetings two and three times a day if necessary are planned by the steering committee of the house for the rest of the legislative season. Tho date of final adjournment or recess is undecided. The senate will not consent to an adjournment while thy JI elm committee is working. : THE WORLD OVER SUNDAY El Paso, May I.—Jose Maria Pena, provisional governor of Yucatan; Dr. Francisco Yasquez Gomez, lately confidential agent of the insurrectos at? Washington, and Francisco I. Madero, Sr. These are the peace commissioners for the insurrectos. Francisco I. Madero, Jr., has given out the announcement of their appointment. In announcing it he signs as "Provisional president of Mexico." ^Senor Francisco Carbajal, member of the Mexican supreme court, has been appointed commissioner for Mexico, and it is said in the insurrect camp that Maguel Ahumada, governor of Chihuahua, Is to be another of the federal commissioners. It was said in the insurrecto camp and in Juarez that there was no official knowiedge here as to whom President Diaz had named or would name as tho third commissioner. Carbajal is expected on every incoming train. Madero had numerous conferences with his lieutenants, the more important of whom have already arrived here. His father, his brothers, Gustavo and Alfonso, Senors Pena and Yasquez, all his peace commission, Abram Gonzales, provisional governor of Chihuahua, and many others, gathered at the insurrecto "Whte House" on the dusty banks of the Rio Grande opposite the El Paso smelter, where they talked over with him their plans and outlined a program for presentation to the peace commission. It has been definitely agreed that the insurrectos will stand firmly for amnesty for all men w'ho have been in the insurrection; release of all political prisoners; Tensions for the families of those killed and wounded fighting in the insurrecto army; tho retention in office of inmirrecto governors and other officials in certain northern states, particularly Chihuahua, and the adoption of the election reforms a1 ready undertaken by congress. Prac tinnily all of these have been agreed to by the federal government in ad Vance, it is learned, so that the peace commission will not be burdened with work from present Indications. MODEL YOUTH A BURGLAR George May, Acquitted on Insanity Plea, Found Guilty. To Ask $500,000 for Prison. Joliet, 111., May I.—That a recommendation for an appropriation for $500,000 for preliminary work on a new state penitentiary will be made by subcommittees on finance of both houses of the Illinois legislature is the conclusion drawn as the result of a meeting here between the legislative bodies and the prison removal commission. Makes Choice from Forty. Wabash, Ind., May I. — Orville C. Pratt of Clinton was chosen by the city school board as superintendent of the Wabash schools, succeeding Miss Adelaide Baylor, who goes to Indianapolis to begin duty in the office of Charles A. Greathouse, state superintendent of public instruction. There vere forty applicants for the place. Aw Yorker killed driver of truck Ab-J ran over his son. Bellboy identified McNamara as suspect in bomb plot. Jay Gould wedded a daughter of the princely house of Hawaii in New' York uty. Bill forbidding trading of votes by members of legislature went to Wisconsin governor. Intimation that resolutions on the dynamiting case may be introduced in ongress excites deep interest. Rebel army opened attack on Mazat-• an, Mox., and the Mexican government started 1,00 soldiers to Juarez. Ll, the Toatai of Canton, was assassinated by Chinese rebels and gates ot city were closed, as mutiny was feared. Twenty-five were hurt when cars collided at Thirty-Fifth and Walton place, Chicago. Motormen were blamed, but not held. Employers acceded to demands of bakers w’ho make half the bread Chicago consumes and danger of partial bread famine averted. Ortie McManigal, after telling tho district attorney at Los Angeles he would not see counsel for defense, held a conference w ith O. N. Hilton. Under threats of prosecution for stealing $150,000 in bonds from Mrs. 8. B. Armour of Kansas City, the lad}' is not certain she took the securities, while her attorney seeks to make good the $50,OCH) shortage. Rockford, 111., May I.—George May, w’ho was a model youth by day and daring robber by night, was convicted of burglary after one juror had held out twenty hours for acquittal. May’s arrest last July cleared long series of burglaries which had baffled the police. In a cave under his workshop stolen goods ranging from toilet articles to an electric motor were found. The value of the loot, none of which he ever sold, exceeded $2,000. His confession astounded his friends. He was tried last fall on one indictment and acquitted on a defense of insanity. Since then he has worked steadily in one of the factories he robbed. Insanity was the plea on the second trial. If another trial Is refused he probably will be sentenced to the penitentiary. Chicago, May I.—William J. Burns, head of the National Detective agency, received a letter threatening him with death. The letter, which was dated New York and signed “M, J. Schmidt," and stated that Burns, his son Raymond and District Attorney Fredericks of Los Angeles, would ho “blown to atoms if the McNamara brothers were convicted.’’ The writer declared he was the guilty person. "I blew up the Los Angeles Times building, and the McNamaras are innocent,” he states. COINERS ARE CAPTURED Officers Capture Two Expert Counterfeiters in Ohio. * Farm Nine Miles North of State Capitol Is Raided and Implements Are Found. Columbus, O., May I. — Two expert counterfeiters, who have been manufacturing and passing bogus silver and possibly gold coin, were landed by United States Secret Officer Michael Dolan of Cincinnati, and Deputy United States Marshals Bailer and Shillin of this city. The raid was made upon a tip furnished last Christmas by Chief of Police Carter of this city, who had been apprised of the circulation of spurious money. The plant was discovered through the medium of a search warrant issued to Mr. Bolan, at the home of Marion Wilcox, a farmer, living near Worthington, bino miles north of the capitol. In the barn were found molds for $10 gold pieces and for all denominations of silver money. In a milk house were a forge, a crucible and base metals used for making the coins. Wilcox was picked up on the road driving a load of hay to town. The officers picked up also Mahlon Sells of Chaseland, a suburb, an ex-convict, w ho boarded with Wilcox. Sells confessed that he had learned to make counterfeit money while a prisoner for desertion from the army at Fort Sheridan, near Chicago. He was found working as a laborer on an electric railway, having chosen this lowly occupation to throw off suspicion. Mr. Bolan asserted that "the goods’’ turned out were calculated to deceive the average handier of money. BASEBALL RESULTS NATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. Pct. Phil. ...ll 3 .786 Gin. 5 r: W. L. Pct. Pitts. N. Y. Chi. 8 8 9 a 6 .615 15 1A ...4 Bos. .. 5 St. L. .3 Brook. 4 6 IO 7 IO .400 .333 .300 .286 At Chicago—    R.    H.    E. Pittsburg .....20000000 2—4 8 0 Chicago ......00000420 x—6 ll 2 Camnitz, Gardner and Gibson; Weaver, Richie and Kling. At St. Louis— St. Louis vs. Cincinnati—Rain. AMERICAN W. L. Pct. LEAGUE. W. L. Pct CITY TREASURER OFFICE VOID Attorney General Holds No Such Position Is Provided For. Deb .. N. Y. Wash. Chi. . .13 7 . 6 .. 7 .867 .583 .500 .500 Bos. .. .6 7 Phil. . 6 7 Cleve. .6 IO St L. . 4 ll .462 .462 .375 .267 At Chicago—    R.    H.    E. St. Louis 1 0 0000000—1    5    2 Chicago ......0    3 0 00 0 3 3 x—9    13    I George, Criss, Lake and Stephens; Lange, Walsh and Sullivan. At Detroit—    R.    H.    E Detroit .......0    0000100 4—5    ll    S Cleveland .....0    3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0—4    9    3 Works and Stanage; Blanding, Mitchell and Land. Springfield, 111., May I. — Attorney General Stead and State’s Attorney Burke gave out opinions that the city treasurer named by commissioners under the commission form of govern^ ment is not a de facto officer. County Treasurer Edmands ot. Sangamon county, therefore, has been advised to turn over money to the treasurer elected a week ago in Springfield. It is probable that mandamus proceedings will be instituted to test the act of the general assembly. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. Pct Negro Wins French Prize. Ithaca. May I.—It was announced that the Prix de Honneur in the competition for literary prizes offered by the Society of French Processors of America has been awarded to James B. Clarke, the Cornell negro student who«e articles on the negro question at Cornell provoked a storm of comment, resulted in the anti negro petition of the co-eds, and brought out the statement by President Schur-mann that negro women had a per* feet right to live in Sage college. Aurora Wins Field Meet. Aurora, IIL, May I. — West Aurora High school athletes won the annual field meet from Rockford High school at the Aurora Driving park. The score was:. Aurora, 62H; Rockford, 54 V2. The meet was the first one that has been lost br Rockford. Indicted for $43,000 Theft. Evansville, Ind., May I.—John. W. Blauth, formerly bookkeeper of the Evansville Trust and Savings company, was indicted by the gTand jury on a charge of embezzling $43,128.9$ from that institution._ Slate Falls Upon Miner. Saginaw', Mich., May I.—Joseph Richards, aged fifty-five, was seriously injured at the Shiawassee coal mine when several hundred pounds of slate (ell upon his back. Minn. Col. . St. P. Mil. .15 . 7 . 7 . 9 .833 .538 .538 .529 Louis. K. C. ..6 Toledo 8 Ind’pls 5 W. L. Pct 7 9 .438 8    .429 IO .375 12 .294 At St. Paul—St. Paul, 4; Toledo, 0. At Milwaukee—Milwaukee, 7; Louisville, 6. At Minneapolis—Minneapolis, 13; Indianapolis, 6. At Kansas City—Kansas City, 4; Columbus, 3.—First game. Kansas City, 5; Columbus, 7.—Second game. WEATHER FORECAST. Indiana—Rain today; cooler by night; unsettled tomorrow; cooler in eastern portion; moderate variable winds shifting to northwesterly and increasing. Illinois—Rain and cooler today; generally fair tomorrow*; brisk to high’ shifting winds becoming northwesterly. Wisconsin—Rain or snow in northern, rain in southern portion and colder with brisk to high northeast to north winds today; fair tomorrow. Horses In War. * In one of his campaigns Napoleon eaved only 1.000 of the 121,121 horses with which he started. FARMERS ARE TO STORMCONGRESS Demonstration against Canadi-..... an Trade Bill Planned. 300 TO ENFORCE PROTEST Agriculturists of Northwest Will Descend Upon Congress in Force Latter Part of This Week— I Two Senators Lead Them. ST M Northwestern Washington, May I. farmers are planning to make a demonstration against the Canadian trade bill before the senate committee on finance the latter part of the present week. The arrangements for this affair are in the hands of Senators Mcrumber and Smoot, who are bitterly opposed to the agreement. The farmers’ invasion" was planned some weeks aga The Grangers of the northwest deluged their representatives in congress with protests against the Canadian bill and finally one of them suggested that the farmers should appear here in person. Northwestern senators and representatives approved the idea, and now the announcement is made that the end of the week will witness the arrival in Washington of "two train loads of fanners," each and every one of them guaranteed to be a real agrarian. If the “farmers’ invasion" realizes the expectations of those who have charge of the arrangements it will bo one of the most picturesque affairs ever staged before a committee of congress. According to the two sen- £QPVfU6Nr. CLINEDINST WA.vH.Q>fc« SENATOR MCUMBER. ators the delegations, comprising 300 or more, will be made up exclusively of farmers, who want to tell the senate through the committee of finance that the ratification of the Canadian agreement would be a bad thing for the agricultural states of the middle and northwest. There are persons in Washington unkind enough to say that the "farmers* invasion" will prove a disappointment to those behind the movement. They predict that the delegation will be made up in the main of professional agriculturists and former officeholders For example, It is pointed out that the Grangers from North Dakota will be headed by former Senator Henry C. Hansbrough of that state, who will appear as spokesman for farmers, but who is really not a farmer himself. Boy Killed in Strange Manner. Kankakee, 111., May I.—While pla ing in the corn bin of the Cooley el vator at Reddick with other boys, IU vin Bigelow, twelve years old, wi drawn into a car that was being load* from the bin and suffocated. Effor were made to rescue the lad, but I v dead when found. Tornado in Missouri. Warrensburg, Mo., May I.—A torna-do, accompanied by terrific rain from the west, swept a path a mile wide across northern Johnson county, ten miles from Fayetteville, to Valley City. So far as reported more than a score of houses were unroofed. Four dwellings were entirely swept away. Vincennes Starts Sane Fourth. Vincennes, Ind., May I.—Toy pistols, cannon crackers and explosives will not be sold by Vincennes merchants this year. The board of police commissioners declared for an “absolutely safe and sane Fourth," acting this early so merchants would not stock up with the dangerous fireworks. Want Senators to Keslgn. Kinmundy, 111., May I.—The members of the Vandalia district of the southern Illinois conference of the Methodist Episcopal church adopted resolutions denouncing the election of Senator Lorimer and calling on Senators Cullom and Lorimer to resign. Rapid Shoemaking. A piece of leather can now be formed into a pair of boots in four minutes, passing throng hands of sixty-three people through fifteen machines. ;