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   Burlington Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1932, Burlington, Iowa                                 WEATHER FORECAST—Fair, continued cool  IOWA’S OLDEST NEWSPAPER.  RIVER STAGE—7 feet 1 teen; fall of 4V4 teehee since ywMag  THE BURLINGTON GAZETTE  THEKE WITH THE NEWS.”  t&TAtiUSUJO) JULÏ 10, 1837.  BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1932.  PRICE—3 CENTS  T  OUSTER LIKELY UNLESS MAYOR WALKER QUITS  Resignation Would Allow New Yorker to Seek Post Again in Autumn.  ASCEND  MILES  BALLOON  Minister to Haiti  BT DAVID LAWRENCE  (Copyright, 1932).  New York, Aug. 18—Unless Mayor Walker resigns, he Is going to be removed from office by Governor Roosevelt. Court action may possibly delay the decision but will not ultimately affect the outcome of one of the most sensational investigations since the days of Tweed.  Disinterested political observers are almost a unit in their belief that the governor has no choice, based upon the evidence submitted, but to remove the mayor. The trend of sentiment is strongly against the mayor in that his explanations of conduct in office have failed to clear up his handling of large sums of money.  Coaid Run Again.  The revelation that much money passed through an unnamed woman has been expected for some time but nevertheless comes as a distinct surprise to those who have believed that the mayor’a personal afTalrs in tinance were not going to be an issue at all. Mr. Roosevelt now is In the position where the people of the state who condemn the mayor’s conduct in office will insist upon removal merely on the basis of the testimony thus far.  Under the circumstances the mayor has an opportunity to take the case away from the governor and put it up to the people of New York City to decide. He can be a candidate In the autumn elections for mayor if he resigns, but ho cannot be a candidate this November if he is removed. It has been believed for some time that the mayor would select a dramatic moment to accuse his opponents of unfairness and would resign In order to submit his appeal j to the people of New York City, arguing that one man should not de-| cide his case but that the people! should have that responsibility.  Walker Friends Confident.  Some of the mayor’s friends are confident that Mr. Roosevelt will not ! remove tho mayor because of the political consequences of such an act They point out that the mayor Is popular in New York City and that he has enough support to take revtnge and prevent Roosevelt from carrying New York state by depriving him of the immense New York City vote so essential to a Democratic nominee. There is some question, on the other hand, whether, if the mayor resigns, it might help Roosevelt because in the desire to vote for the mayor many would vote the straight Democratic ticket.  If the courts interfere and restrain the governor from deciding the case at this time and delay it beyond election, some of the Roosevelt supporters feel that the outcome will be just the same—that the mayor will be removed. On the other hand, they are not anxious to have the courts interfere because they think this will be the basis of criticism of Roosevelt on the ground that he should have acted first and let the courts decide on his powers of removal afterwards.  An Involved Nltuntinn.  The whole situation now is involved in national politics. The Republicans are watching the case, feeling that If Roosevelt makes a misstep it will hurt him nationally. Conversely, the supporters of the mayor are saying that if Roosevelt makes a misstep it will hurt him locally, may cost him New York state and possibly the national election.  The New York governor is maintaining a judicial attitude, trying in every way to give the mayor a fair trial and undoubtedly building up a background on which public opinion will say that the governor had no other course but to remove the mayor. So far as is known the governor has not communicated his protmble decision to anybody and the case is being conducted with judicial restraint rather than as a political battle.  Walker Moves to Delay Ruling  Norman Armour of Princeton, N. | England. J., counselor at the American embassy in Paris since 1928, was selected by President Hoover as minister to Haiti. (Associated Press Photo).  Portmarnock, Irish Free State, Aug. 18—(A.P.)—J. A. Mollison, noted British distance flyer, took off from here at 11:35 a. m., (4:35 a. m.. Iowa time) on a transatlantic flight to the United States.  He planned to make his first stop at Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, and after refuelling to dash on immediately to Roosevelt field, Long Island. Then his schedule called for a quick tnrnaround and a dash back again, this time without a stop, to Croydon,  If Mollison succeeds It will be the first transatlantic solo flight from east to west and the first North Atlantic crossing in a light airplane.  Big crowd assembled on Portmarnock Strand to witness the take off. It cheered Mollison when he arrived by plane from Baldonnel airdrome, Dublin, a short time before.  Amy Johnson, noted British woman flyer, who was married to Mollison a short time ago, drove here in an automobile. Mollison    said  weather conditions were better than he had ever experienced, with light westerly winds prevailing to the middle of the Atlantic and    from  there on a tendency to easterly winds which would be in his favor. Very little fog was reported.  Mollison is piloting a tiny plane, weighing little more than a ton, j similar to the one the Prince of  , r „.„ ,______   .    ,    ,    Wales uses for sport and to those  °  lon *    «"»'»M     ol  *‘ r,kln s    I    us.d by oilier British amateur    flyers  miners,    numbering    in all    about j    who skip across the English    chan  nel for week-ends at Le Touquet. The plane, however, has been con-  4,000 MINERS ARE ON MARCH  Two Long Caravans Headed for Taylorville to Try to Stop Work.  Springfield, 111., Aug. 18 — (A.P.) —  COUNSEL FOR  1  MAYOR GETS COURT ORDER  This and Previous Restraining Writ to Be Argued Tomorrow.  STRATOSPHERE FLYERS  numbering 4,000 men and women, began a "march on Taylorville 1 * today.  Their automobiles and trucks flying the stars and stripes and decorated with bunting, tho diggers advanced from the south and the north  verted virtually into a flying gasoline tank.  He said he hoped bis round trip across the Atlantic would not require more than 2i days. If the  to -peacefully* »top »II mine opera- P 1 “ 1 ' 1 ' "T”'* °v«rh»ulln(t he will try  to snatch eight hours sleep in New  turn in Christian county.  From downstate Macoupin coun- i ty a column of 1,500 miners was advancing by way of Nokomis and six national guard planes ordered here from the state malltia encampment at Rockford, by Governor Em-merson were quickly dispatched to the scene.  Two of the planes were equipped with machine guns and gunners were ready for action in the cockpits. Some of the ships were bombers, hut It could not be determined whether missiles were carried. Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Hammond was with the flyers.  While the military forces focused their attention on the flank move-men from the south, another caravan of 1,500 diggers swung down route 24 from Springfield. The miners had gathered at Reservoir park before the march began.  Apparently they heeded the commands of their leaders to come "empty-handed.'’ No weapons were in sight, and the leaders issued statements, assuring they were "courting no trouble" and that their mission was "peaceful.”  All the leaders expressed satisfaction at the withdrawal of vigilante guards from the Christian county borders and the removal of barricades erected by the authorities, who until late last night had planned to resist the invasion.  York.  TURNER DEMANDS IOWA U. CLEANUP  Governor, in Letter to Board of Education Head, Cites Auditor’s Keport.  YOUTHFUL SPEEDER IS GIVEN A UNIQUE SENTENCE BY JUDGE  Council Bluffs, la., ug. 18.—(A.P.) --Herbert Rosenthal, 16, is under sentence, 3,000 of them, for speeding, a record probably unparalleled in the record of law.  Charged with driving a car 45 miles an houi on the wrong side of ttin sirtot, Rosenthal was confident when arraigned and told Justice Jack Dewitt.  "I can’t be sent to jail because of my sge and if you fine me my dad will have to pay It.”  Justice Dewitt passed him the sentence "delivery boys drive dangerously” with orders to write it 3,000 times, and hand tho sheets to the sheriff Saturday morning.  FIREBUG CONFESSES.  Denison, la., Aug. 18.—(A.P.) — Albert Peterson, 15, confessed to county authorities Wednesday night that he started the tire which burned the high school here Friday night, lie said e* »''ti it fo- • xcRement.  DIES SUDDENLY  Washington, la., Aug. 18.—(A.P.)-G. Wash Wallace, 60, street commis sioner and former deputy sheriff, to d|£ dropped dead in the city hall. Heart trouble caused death.  Canton, 111., Aug. 18— TAP.)— Striking miners who quit work yesterday in the Peoria sub-district marched on the Truax-Truer mine at St. David today and persuaded 75 men employed there to stop work.  Later a delegation started for Cuba, 111., where they intended to bring about closing of the United Electric Coal Co., mine, at which (Continued on Page Twelve.)  WET ASSOCIATION CHOOSES SHOUSE  Democrat Leader Is New President of Anti-Prohibition Organization.  Washington, Aug. 18.— (A. P.)— Jouett Shouse has been selected by the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment to lead what the chairman of its executive committee calls a drive "to bring about prompt-1> the ratification of the new amendment which congress will submit."  Pierre S. Du Pont, the chairman, announced Shouse’s appointment as \ resident in a letter to directors of the association. Shouse. recently chairman of the Democratic national executive committee, succeeds Henry H. Curran, who will become vice chairman of the directors of the association.  ^Continued on Page Twelve.)  Des Moines. Aug. 18.— (A.P.) — Prompt action on the auditor’s report on the University of Iowa was demanded of George T. Baker of Davenport, president of the state board of education, in a letter signed by Gov. Dan Turner yesterday.  Governor Turner urged in vigorous terms that the board of education "take prompt action in removing from office those who have proved to be incompetent’’ in administration of the university’s affairs and also that steps he taken to place that institution’s affairs on "a sound economical basis.”  Calling attention to the report which charged irregularities and recommended changes in the business administration the governor declared "there can be no excuse for cither incompetency or dishonesty in the discharge of public business.  "This report shows that business affairs of the university have been handled in a loose and inefficient manner. Payrolls were subject to padding. The finance committee neglected many Important duties. Dishonesty obtained In several directions. including that of the office of treasurer.  "Also attention is called to the fact that although the report of the hoard of education to the budget director shows $2,850,577.76 is required to pay salaries as a matter of fact approximately $3,500,000 per year is being paid in salaries and wages In this one state Institution. In times such as we are now experiencing small justification can he found for salaries.’*  Baker declined to comment to any length on the report following Its submit tance Tuesday, declaring that he had not read It. He said he would offer no criticism if the report was based on an audit as provided for by law, adding that educators. not accountants, should pass upon educational policies.  Executive C hamber, Albany, N. Y., Aug. 18.—(A.P.)—While John J. Curtin, chief counsel for Mayor Walker, argued before Governor Roosevelt today for the dismissal of ouster charges, co-counsel obtained from a Kingston supreme court justice an | order restraining the governor from passing upon the mayor’s fitness until after the court heard arguments on the legality of the proceedings.  Neither the order issued today nor a previous one obtained by George Donnelly, secretary of the Bronx chamber of commerce, will hold up the removal hearing, the governor’s legal counsel explained.  John J. Bennett, Jr., attorney general, will appear before Supreme Court Justice Ellis J. Staley tomorrow as "a friend of the court” and not as Mr. Roosevelt’s representative. Bennett said he would point cut to the court that it was without jurisdiction to intervene in the executive duties of the governor.  Will Be Argued Tomorrow.  Both the Walker order and the Donnelly order come before Justice Staley at a special term of the supreme court tomorrow.  Curtin throughout the hearing hag contended that Mr. Roosevelt Is sitting as a judicial officer; that the. proceedings are judicial, and that, Walker should be given the right to face his accusers and cross-examine them. He also argued that the gov-! crnor should call the witnesses who appeared before the Hofstadter leg-! islative committee. Roosevelt yesterday granted Curtin the right to ^ subpoena all of the hundreds of witnesses who testified before the legis- j lative body.  Curtin Asks Dismissal.  Executive Chamber, Albany, N. Y., Aug. 18—(A.P.)—Attacking the 15 conclusions upon which Mayor Walker’s removal is demanded, John J. Curtin, counsel to the mayor, today asked Governor Roosevelt to dismiss the charges and return Mr. Walker in his $40,000 job. Curtin, red of face and emphatic of tone, asserted the evidence did not sustain the charges.  A reference by Curtin to "Judge Seabury’s snoopers” brought Sea-bury to his feet protesting.  (Continued on Page Twelve.)  Scie Land With NewRecord  ntists FARM STRIKE ;  ^■is EXTENDED  BBS!! TO NEBRASKA  Edolo, Italy, Aug. 18—(A.P.)— j Prof. Auguste Piccard's second bal-1 | loon excursion Into the stratosphere j ended this evening at five o’clock when ho brought his ballon down ! here after almost twelve hours in; the upper atmosphere.  The gondola bumped to a landing in a field on the outskirts of this j little town whose entire population! of 2,500 turned out to welcome the! adventures.  There was practically no wind and | the balloon came down easily.  The bushy-haired little scientist and his young assistant, Max Cosyn. j stepped out of the aluminum sphere | smiling broadly.  "Well,” said Prof. Piccard, "that  Sioux City Marketing Block« ade Becomes More Effective—Situation Serions.  Professor Auguste Piccard, (upper picture), European scientist, and his companion, Max Cosyn, are show above with the balloon in which they ascended more than 10 miles for a new world atltude record today.  Boone. Ih m  Aug. 1*.— (AJP.)— Supporter» of the farmers* holiday strike today began picketing all roads leading into Boone.  They halted trucks and automobiles loaded with farm produce. hnt their leaders declared that theirs would he a peaceful picket.  was a profitable trip.”    -  Breaks Own Kecord.    Sioux    City,    la.,    Aug.    18.—(A.P.)—•  Dubendorf, Switzerland, Aug. 18.— The farmers' strike continued to be-(A.P.)—Prof. Auguste Piccard, the come more effective hero today an conqueror of the stratosphere, es- Nebraska farmers fell in Una with tablished a new world’s altitude rec- the movement and extending the orri today by rising 16,500 meters marketing blockade to the seventh (more than 10 miles), above the main highway leading into the city, earth in the aluminum air-tight ball AH highways now have been ef-attached to his stratosphere balloon., feetively blocked by the farmer* He took off from the airdrome | pickets and virtually no farm pro-here at 5:06 o’clock this morning duce or livestock is reaching the city (10:06 p. m., Wednesday, central ¡by truck, despite the offer of Wood-  standard time), after weeks of waiting for suitable weather conditions, and at noon today his headquarters  bury and Plymouth county authorities to escort all trucks through the picket lines with a corps of special  in Zurich received a radio message deputies.  saying he had smashed his previous altitude mark.  The radio messages sent by Dr. Piccard today were the first ever received from the stratosphere.  In his message at noon he said: "We have crossed the Engadine mountains at an altitude of 16,500 meters.”  Pickets Disarm Sheriff.  The seriousness of the situation was demonstrated last night when the striking farmers of Union county, South Dakota, openly defied Sheriff N. Slocum by refusing to permit him to convoy a caravan of flv® livestock trucks through the picket lines and by disarming him when h® fired a shot in the air to frighten th®  LANCASTER FREED IN MURDER TRIAL  British Airman Rests at Lawyer’s Home, Refuses to Tell Future Plans.  Miani, Fla, Aug. 18—(A.P.)— Captain W. N. Lancaster, British aviator acquitted yesterday of murder in the death of his rival in love. Haden Clarke, a young American writer, rested at the home of his attorney today before starting to hunt a job.  He was without definite plans for the future, he said, and declined to discuss what attitude he would adopt toward Mrs. Jessie M. Keith-Miller, Australian flying companion whose affections Clarke won from him.  "Please do not ask me about that.” he begged questioners. "I don’t know now what answer I would give you.”  Lancaster, arrested May 2 on a first degree murder charge, was acquitted on one complete ballot that followed 4 hours and 58 minutes such a large amount in  of  debate by a jury made up solely  of men. His trial lasted more Iian tivo weeks.  Young Clarke was found fatally wounded April 21 in the room the two men occupied in Mrs. Keith-Milles’s home here. l»ancastcr and Mrs. Kelth-Miller maintained Clarke shot himself through despondency over finances and his physical condition.  As Lancaster sought to reconstruct a program of work and future routine as the guest of his attorney, James M. Carson today, he faced service of a federal warrant charging him with illegally entering the United States. Mrs. Kelth-Miller will appear In a special immigration court today to answer a similar charge.  "I am delighted at my acquittal,” said Lancaster.  Mrs. Keith-MiUe» said:    "I knew  old Bill would come through. 1 *  HOOVER TO BLAME FOR FARM STRIKE, BROOKHART SAYS  I  —  ~  Washington, D. t\, Aug. 18—j President Hoover was blamed fo-the conditions which brought up the present Iowa farmers’ strike, in a statement issued today by Senator Smith Wildman Brookhart, Iowa radical, recently defeated In the Republican primaries in his state.  President Hoover and the Republican party, the Iowa senator declared, had “utterly disregarded” their 1928 platform pledge to lift the farmer out of the agricultural depression. Instead, President Hoover had turned "command of the ship of state over to Mr. Mellon,” the Iowa radical asserted. Nor did Mr. Brookhart have anything good to say about the paragraph on farm aid in the president’s recent acceptance speech.  "No wonder the farmers of the president’s native state have abandoned the usual peaceful means and gone on strike,” said Senator Brookhart. "Such a complete retreat and disregard of party and personal rledges by the chief executive is almost enough to stir up revolution."  ROOSEVELT PLANS 8,000- MILE JAUNT  Sioux City, la. Listed for Speech Sept. 29 in Tentative Itinerary.  INDICT SEVEN FORLOTTERIES  Sen. J. J. Davis Among Those Named in Eagles-Moose-Shriner Inquiry.  * Sighted Frequently.  Advices from various observation; strikers, posts in this vicinity throughout the, Realizing that further efforts to forenoon indicated that Dr. Piccard , break through the picket lines would had equalled his previous record result in bloodshed. Sheriff Slocum  shortly after his takeoff. He was sighted frequently from Zurich to Sargans.  advised the truckers to return homo  with the cargoes, which they did.  No further attempts to convoy  Another message received shortly j trucks through the lines will bo after noon reported the professor made by him, Sheriff Slocum said, and his companion. Max Cosyn. had He stated that he had appealed to  crossed the Engandine to the cast of Samaden, near St. Moritz.  “We are both w-ell,” the message said, "but It is very cold and we plan to descend soon. We wish to avoid descending into the Adriatic. We are now in sight of Lake Garda.”  A crowd estimated at 40,000 was jammed around the airdrome today as the balloon rose, at first slowly, and then with Increasing rapidity. Excursion trains brought the great it considered a  scientific results.  New York, Aug. 18.—(A.P.)—Sev en individuals, including United i  crowd in to  **bat States Senator James J. Davis of Pennsylvania, were indicted today charged with participation in an alleged lottery and conspiracy.  The others indicted are Bernard C.  McGuire, head of the B. C. McGuire Merchandise company of New York,»  Theodore G. Miller, head of the Mooseheart navigation department, |  Raymond Walsh, an employe of Mc-t  Gulre, Conrad H. Mann, Kansas City,!__  Frank E. Herring, publisher of the Turner Taking Credit for Lo-  Eagle s magazine, and M. J. Revise,    °  in charge of the package delivery de-  the South Dakota state sheriff for assistance, b: t had been informed that the state force of 10 officers was powerless unless the governor si ould authorize the use of the militia or the deputizing of a large number of special officers, which was not considered probable.  In Woodbury asd Plymouth counties, Iowa, calm prevailed on all six highway battlefronts. No trucks attempted to break through the picket  HERRING DISPUTES ECONOMY CLAIMS  partment of the Western Union Telegraph company.  The charges against the defendants were contained in four indictments handed down by the federal grand jury.  The Mestern Union Telegraph  lines,  sporting event, something quite dif-    Pickets    Reinforced,  ferent than it appeared to the hero  The stnkers -  pos ition was strenth- was on 1     1    ened    this morning by the posting of  pickets on federal highways 20 and 77 in Nebraska as a result of the decision of northwestern Nebraska farmers to join the embargo movement. A meeting of the Nebraska farmers was scheduled for this afternoon at Dakota City for the purpose of perfecting plans for the blockade of Nebraska roads leading to the Sioux City market.  The effects of the blockade were strikingly apparent at the stockyards here this morning when hog receipts shrunk to 2.000, cattle receipts to 1,000 and sheep arrivals to 200. On Thursday of last week 5,834 hogs, 1,291 cattle and 3.730 sheep were marketed.  Commission men said that all  cal Tax Bodies’ Work, Clyde Declares.  Lynnville, la.,, Aug. 18.— (A.P.)-Clyde L. Herring of Des Moines.  Democratic candidate for governor,; company is also named as a defend-! today disputed claims of governmen-  ant.    I    tal economy he attributed to Gover-    .    .    „    >    „    v- lri _  The indictments grew out of an nor Turner, and declared a special 1  s  ° (  ' ^ rn V  g   Ma _„ -hinnc-rs they investigation of fraternal organiza-j legislative session could enact mea- ,c<M ' Mi     HwiiinrM  Hon activities involving the Ragles, su-cs which would result In a ,av- »»id. »re marketing the!_ltve.toclt the Moose and Mystic Shrlnera| lug of about »10.000,000.    at other centers, such as Omaha, St.  among others, concerning the sale of alleged lottery tickets which drew prizes for holders of lucky numbers.  The alleged lotteries w-ere ostensibly held for the benefit of unfortunate members of the fraternal orders and needy dependents of members.  About 50,000,000 tickets are al-(Continued on Page Twelve.)  "The Republican state adminis-  1>aul a ” d Lh ^ g «*  tm  * tration has been claiming credit forj    *     enl *  tax reductions effected this year, knowing full well that the real substantial reductions achieved have been due to the sincere efforts at economy by the local tax bodies,” Herring charged.  He spoke at an old settlers’ picnic here today.  HOG EPIDEMIC IS  BECOMING WORSE  Council Bluffs, la.. Aug. 18—(A. P.)—An increasing amount of hog cholera was reported in southwest Iowa today by Dr. S. B. Copeland, assistant state veterinarian.  More than 200 head died this week in Harrison county, he said. Dr. S. A. Boies, \eterlnarian, declared a brief that "in two weeks the disease will be 100 per cent worse.”  v   Albany, N. Y., Aug. 18.—(A.P.)—, An 8,000-mile campaign trip through 21 states, Including Iowa, will be, undertaken by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democratic presidential! candidate, beginning Sept. 12,  Among the cities placed tentatively on his itinerary is Sioux City, la., where the governor will speak Sept. 29, following a swing through the Rocky mountain belt, the Pacific northwest, California and the southwest.  The itinerary tentatively calls for these stops: Topeka. Kan., Sept. 14; Denver, Sept. 15; Cheyenne. Wyo„ Sept. 16; Salt Lake City, Sept. 17 and 18; Butte. Mont., Sdpt. 19; Seattle, Sept. 20; Portland, Ore., Sept. 21; San Francisco, Sept. 23; Los Angeles, Sept. 24; San Diego, Sept. 25; Williams, Ariz., Sept. 26; Albuquerque, N. H , Sept. 27; Sioux City, Ja„ Sept. 29; Milwaukee, Sept. 30; Chicago, Oct. 1; Detroit, Oct. 2, and Buffalo, Oct. 3.  States which will be touched on the trip but in which no stops are scheduled are Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. The governor will speak in some of them later in the campaign*  Mrs. M’ Cormick’s Condition Is Grave  Although the blockade is virtually 100 per cent effective here, the effect on the Sioux City livestock market prices has been just the opposite t® that desired by the strikers. Ho* prices Thursday were 25 cents lowef than at the close of business last week, as a result, commission men said, of the buyers seeking their supplies on other markets because of the known shortage here.  Farmers of the Sioux City area were apparently waging a lone battle. South Dakota farmers, except for those in the southeastern corner of the state, have shown little ln-(Continued on Page Twelve.)  Chicago, 111., Aug. 18 -—(A.P.)—Her recovery reported to be impossible, Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick was reunited with her former husband and her three estranged children today for the first time in a decade.  Her physicians announced her condition was “very grave,” that she had become suddenly and seriously worse, more so than at any time during her illness of the past month.  The arrival of Mrs. Max Oser from Switzerland completed the family circle for the first time since Mrs. McCormick obtained a divorce from Harold F. McCormick, president of the International Harvester company, in 1921.  Her daughter, Muriel, became estranged from her mother by that decree and went to live with her father, later leaving him after his marriage to Mme. Ganna Walska.  But Muriel, now Mrs. Elisha Dyer Hubbard, wag at her, mother’« tide  today, as well as Mr. McCormick who has remained friendly to his former wife, especially since his divorce from Mme Walska, the Polish songster and Parisian shop-keeper, last year. So was Fowler McCormick, who like his sisters married without his mother’s consent, but stood reunited with them as all despaired of her life.  Only Mrs. McCormick’s father, John D. Rockefeller, her brother. John D., Jr., and her sister, Mrs. K. Parmalee Prentice, all of New York, were absent Mrs. Prentice came here last week when physicians first announced their patient could not recover, but she left two days ago when danger receded temporarily.  There was no announcement of any word from the aged oil magnate and financier who had not seen his daughter since her divorce 11 years ago.  Mrs. McCormick was 59 year« oty last Aug.  THE WEATHER  Iowa: Fair and rather cool tonight; Friday fair and slightly warmer in west gnd north portions.  Illinois: Fair tonight and Friday; cooler in south portions tonight.  Missouri: Fair and somewhat cooler tonight; Friday Fair.  RIVER STAGES.  St Paul—1.4; fall 04.  I»a Crosse—0.3; rise 0.2.  Dubuque—0.9; tall 0.3.  Davenport—0.9; rise OX Keokuk—3.9; rise OX St Louis—13.4; rise OX Cairo—14.8; rise 0.3,    a«*   v  {*»* Prleane—|.l| «e g»a—‘   

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