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CREW HOT . UNDER CONTROL
Titanic Firemen Said Fauengen'
Quarter for Life Belts.
' ' BH
I Csrnet, Breaker of Lnckswana
Coal Company Scene of Riotous
jUOTERS RUSH FIRE ROOMS
Squad of Officer Charge Xob Amid
Firing of BeToltert.
- I0EE1G5 METERS AEE TTra.
Crowd of Two Thousand Hen and
. Boy Take Fart
SETEEA1 ME5 BADLY BEATEJT
tm Tisspesw Ctoif CrwveA mmA
Tut Mem Are Shot Twa Men
aad tx Women AM
8CRAXT0N, Pa.. MajT The Cayuga
broker of Um Delaware. Lackawanna
Western company la North Serantea
formed the background of a riotous denv
Foreign worker ri were leaders amen
lha crowd of 1,000 men and boyi that as
sembled Mar tha braaker to keep a way
men who were coin to tha noes
work. They wara wild la their outcrlaa and
defied the sauad of leoal pollea who an
hour before had bran hurried from aver
city station on notloa from tha mlna ofl
ciaia that trouble waa threatened.
V la hnee. rushed tha Or room and
II 9 draped out men, tumlnc tham ovsr, t
W f othera who beat tham nod throw tham
' Officers Ai Attacked. '
Suta pollea on duty all night at tha
Leggetts Crack mlna. a ml la away, hur
ried ovary and their coining rallied the
local pollea, and tofetber tha officers
charged tha mob. There wara ahota from
tha rioters. Bricks, atonea aad eluba wara
thrown and tha officers draw their (una
j, and began to f area tha crowd back. Some
, . - ahota wera fired by tha holloa aa Pollea
men Petsr Marker and Louis Davta fell,
both with battered beada from cobble-
atonea. Tha atate troopara then rode
Into the crowd, firing their revolver.
Hike Flacka and another foreigner
dropped, the former a hot throufh tha a
domen. tha latter In tha lac. Tha crowd
then broke and ran and tha police com'
blued to drive them on toward tha houses.
Two men and a half doaea woman wara
William LlttleJobn, coin te fire duty
at tha Lsggetts Crack mine, wa badly
hcaian by woman.
Battle Amoast IlllaaU Minora.
ST. LOUia. May m.-Om man u fa
tally wounded aad three other aarlouaiy
hurt In a revolver fUht patrtclnatad la by
KM minora at Baald. IIL, today, according
to a Ion dletance telephone maa
The trouble occurred at tha Superior Coal
company's mlna and waa dua t6 a dU-
atfreement aa to whether tha men should
go to work.
Altogether M miner wera Involved Is
.tha clash. Aa M mlnera from Ollleeple.
'who worked In mine No. t, ware aboot te
enter the mine a like number of mlnera.
who live In Benld and work tn Ulna No.
1 threatened them If they entered the
mine. first ahou ware fired Into the air
and later Into tha crowds of miners.
The miner who la expected to die was
ahot In the stomach and was taken to a
hospital at Lltchdeld. Tha four othera In
jured wera ahot In tha neck, ankle and
shoulder. The same forces fought yss
, terday with clubs and one miner suf
fered a broken arm. All tn the 0tht are
Aaotker Riot ta Newark.
NEWARK, N. J., slay Xk-Tw pollce-
inen and several atrtksrs were wounded
this afternoon In a clash. 8everal of the
laborers also sustained Injuries. The
wounded policeman,' Cran. waa ahot In
1 toe abdomen.
Two thousand members of the Diggers
and Laborers' Protective association have
keen on strike for aeveral days here. They
asked an Increase In wages.
This afternoon the strikers marched
through the Italian section and when
policemen ordered them to cease their
noise they attacked tha blue coats. I
fore reserves could arrive there waa a
general riot. Twenty arreata were made.
Discovery of Kaolin
in South Dakota
GREGORY, & D.. May !&-Spactal.-
The first mineral filing for tha Rosebud
country waa received this week at the
local United States land office, when Roy
Tel Iter of Delia offered tiling for the
west one-halt of northwest quarter
of southwest quarter of sectioa It,
township Me, rang 7. Telller has
accidentally discovered what appears
to be a very valuable claim. In a range
of rocky Mils twelve ml lea sort beast of
'Winner ha atumbled unto a rich deposM
of kaolin, and Immediately came to Greg
ory and filed on his twenty-acre claim.
Aa a result of Tomer's find farmers la
the neighborhood of the claim are much
excited and a rush of filings aa the land
eurrounding la expected,' ss it is amid that
other hills la that sectioa all show sign
of containing rich mineral. A movement
already on foot at Dallas to raise fund
finance a company to look Into the
merits of the mine.
Kaolin is a very valuable substance
used la compounding porcelain, powder,
soaps and medicines. A sample of the
Tripp county product has beea pro
nounced by aa expert chemist aa St per
.VOTE TO TEACH WIRELESS
IN CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOLS
CHICAGO. Maw 1-WMi en. n .....I
Of Mrs. Etta Flag Toung. r nliillilliiit
at Chicago schools, the school manage
ment committee today adopted a rseens
meedatiOB of the leaching of wlmieas
telegraphy In tha public sooeobL The
committee voted as wsUtoriaa taa iaxcalla
tion of tha Brst wireless siiiIihisi at the
Lakeview High school vpon a
sjs Principal Benjamin F. Buck.
MAJTY XXI IS ONE OF TEE BOATS
Steward Teawtties that Scents i
ta Leek tar Wean aa Call- .
area Searched Only One
f the Decks. - -
LONDON. May IsThat all the
bars of tha crew of the Titanic oa the
aight of the disaster did not act la the
manner expected from mm of their call
tag at being slowly drawn out from tha
witnesses at the British Board of Trade
It came out during yesterday's hearing
that tha firemen of the Titanic, when
tha water entered their quarters, raided
tha third clasa saloon for Ufa preservers.
Certainly, aa is pointed out, they wara
mot needed by passengers, as the vessel
canted only a smell proportion of Its
complement of third-class psssengsr
That import sacs la attached ta tha action
of tha firemen, however, I shown by tha
questions put by Lord Mersey as to how
tha men reached that part of tha vessel.
From another witness, a. t. Rule, a
bath room steward. It waa alao learned
after close questioning, that there waa a
rush on lifeboat No. U and that It left
the Titanic with only four or five women
and three children, while sixty-one men
got away In H.
Rule said that scouts were sent la look
for woman and children, but they looked
only oa one deck and than returned and
said there were no more there. Then
First Officer M unlock told tha maa to
fill tha boat. Thar waa then a rush of
men for tha boat.
You knew mere women and children
wera on board . queried bit hutus
Rule replied. "I Imagined so."
"Then you did sot obey tha order that
women and children ware to go first!"
"Ws were ordered Into that boat."
Charles Hendrlxson. ens of the firemen
of the Titanic, who ssld tha llfsboet he
i on had not returned to tha scans
of the dimeter because Sir Cosmo and
Lady Duff-Oordon objected that H would
be dangerous to do so, waa considered so
Important by the White Stan company
that Ita steamer requestsd that the cross
examination of tha witness be postponed.
Th attorney desired time to eonsult with
the surviving officer of th Titanic who
are on tha way to England a board the
Adriatic. The recusal ws granted by
It also came out today that the water
tight compart menu for practically three
fourths at the kmglh of th ship were
opened by order of the engineers upwards
of an hour after th ship struck and
were, never closed again.
The Inquiry waa adjourned till Tuee-
' Will ef H.. B. Harrle Filed.
NEW YORK, May .-Tha will of
Henry B. Harris, theatrical maa. on of
th Tltaate'i victims, ws filed for pro-
bat today. Tha value at hi estate la
given aa tls,0N tn real and tMMM In
sal property. Bequests of It. 00 each
are made to th Blind Babies and nun
thin society, th Hebrew infant asylum
and tha Actors' Fond of America. The
remainder of th .oatat , geea te th
widow, Mrs- Irene W. Hams, "should ah
survive me for a period ef flftssn dare. '
Mrs. Harris was rescued from th Tt
Woman Charged with
Murder Tells Her
. Story to the Jury
ST.. LOUIS. May M.-Mrs. Alma Palmer
James, charged with second degree mar
dsr In th killing of her husband, Lao
Jamas, continued her testimony In her
own defense today. 8b described as
tears stole down her cheeks In detail
what happened the night she killed her
ghe testified that as soon as her hus
band reached their home, he began
qaarrsl about bar physical condition and
said ana would hove to undergo aa Illegal
operation as be bad made all arrange
ments Later In the evening he kicked
her and said: '"Maybe you won't have
to go to a doctor."
"In some way I found myself sitting
la a chair.' testified Mr James. "I
wanted to die. The next thing f re
member la that I was at my sister-la-
law's borne.' Thar told me I told them
that I shot and killed my husband."
Mrs. James testified she did not -ro-
membsr going to a hospital after she wa
arrested and that she hsd porchassd the
revolver with which she killed her hus
band ta order to kin herself.
On cross-examination she denied that
her conduct waa such as to causa bar
husband any anxiety.
Dollar a Day Pension
Passed by House;
Eeady for President
WASHINGTON, May st-The bouse to
day agreed, m to 17, to th conference
report of the general pension bill pro
viding pensions up to 0 a day for votar
ess of the chrti and Mexlcaa wars. It
now goes to tha presMent tor his signa
ture. Many democrats voted for the bill
with the republican. Representative
Kent of California cast ths only repub
lican vote against It.
REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS
DEAL AT GRAND ISLAND
GRAND KLANT. Neb.. May IS. (Spe
cials A big real estate transaction Is
aanoanead In the purchase by & Jf. Wol-
bech A Bona of the stock of Alexander A
WeUmaa and the bdldlng occupied by
this furnishing goods bouse. The build
ing. Bill teat aa a lot Sxia feet, was
swned by John AleTssder. father el the
ir number at the Orm of Alexander
ft WeUmaa, John dliissimsr ta tarn aor
ehaalag Sxa fast. In tha heart of tha
bos In ess section of Qeoras B. Tssisiml
BMtt. . It. Wotbach dt Bono own
xlS feet adjacent to Alexander Wetl
and It Is tae plan to remodel the
front and antte the two boUdinga- The
of Alexander A WeOaan win be
diseotved aad Alessadsr a San wQl later
go Into bngrnnss dothtag sad gene's fur-
.a. ,'(. s. Vfms a"
Prosperous Louisiana Town Being
Inundated by Torrent Flowing
Through Kew CreYatae.
FLOOD IS SLX FEET DEEP
Women and Children Are
Taken to Batches,
FA5IC EEIGNS AT KEWE0ADS
IfearbY Dike Are Weakening and
Women and Children Flee.
FLOOD IS COMDTO FROM NORTH
Water from Break at Terras Is Near
lag City aad Largo Area Will
sea Be Covered aeveral
NATCHEZ, Miss.. May M.-The
paroua town of Vldalla, L.. Is being
flooded this afternoon by water rushing
through a new break la the Mississippi
river levee. Water four to six feet deep
la inundating the town. Women and chil
dron are being brought to Notches. The
property loss will be heavy. .
NBW ROADS, La.. May 1.-Paalc
reigned In New Roads today. Fear of
flood waters that crept up on the town
from laves breaks north wa heightened
by resorts that nearby dikes wars weak
ening. A general axooua of woman
children began. ...
Flood waters from breaches In tha Mis
sissippi levees that already have carried
sufferings ta thousands of people f
Louisiana continued to creep southward
today and now this town, with Its rich.
outlying country, la threatened.
All people living In this territory have
been warned to flea. Many, however,
Clare they will not adandon their homes.
Consequently government and state re
list officials are preparing for a bard
campaign of rescue work. Boats srs be
ing gathered her and crews are being
It seems only a matter at a tow hour
before this satire territory wIM be Imtn
datsd yast as ths country to the north
has been. This means the state and th
government will have to care for thous
ands more homeless and that th people
of Louisiana must bear groat additional
loss before th flood water have turned
Most of the flood water Is coming from
ths great break In the lsvee at Torres.
This breach Is I.0M feet wide. Water
posrs through It with ths speed of a
Third Calamity tm Year.
This It the third calamity that th
People of the Points Coupee country have
been compelled to face. First came the
boll weevil thai destroys Ik sottoa
crops. Ths people, disheartened, turned
to planting cane. Then aa early frsea
same last winter that destroyed thou
sands of ton of th cane. Mow th flood
spread sver tha sntlrs parish. Crop
cannot be planted this ysar.
Prior to this series of dlsastsra. Point
Coops, not under tn "intensive" culti
vation, produced M.OQo bales ef cotton
nd lOCO.OOe pouada of sugar cane bee fades
large crops of rice and truck.- ' -
A new menaoa showed Itself today
whan It was discovered that carcasses
of hundreds of animals era floating la
the back water betwssn Nsw Roads and
Torres, They can neither be burled nor
burned. The health authorities are afraid
they will bring dlssase.
in Windy City is' -Much
CHICAGO, May 10. Newspspers were
old at a number of downtown corners
today without guard for ths first ttms
since the beginning ef the aewspaper
Ths sons of distribution of newspaper
has been gradually widensd In ths last
few days until at present It includes1
nearly every section of th city.
Following the action of President James
J. Free! of the Stereotype rs' International
union la revoking tha charter of the
Chicago. union tor rebelling against the
laws of ths International organisation
mora striking atsrsotypers applied to ths
newspspers today for reinstatement. A
few ef ths old men hare been taken back.
but It Is reported that most of the papers
have full crews of stsrsotypsrs.
Citations for four additional nssuibors
of local -M of the Newspaper Delivery
and Mall Drivers' union to appear and
shew causs why tbey abould not be pun
ished for contempt of court wera Issued
today by Judge McDonald In the an pert or
court and made returnable May Ik
Ths men are charged with violating th
Injunction of Judge Burke restraining in
terference with the handling and delivery
Seward County Boy
is Fatally Shot
SEWARD, Neb.. May M. (Special Tsle-
gratn. Elmer -Langenbein, aged years.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wllllsm Lsngenhela.
who lived abaut six miles west of Heward,
waa accidentally ahot while handling a
small rifle early this morning. Ths ballet
lodged In the brain and he probably will
die. The boy was alone on the farm
when taa accident happened. He Is fuHy
conscious, but ceesst speak.
v . at 7aTSw- "mw
A' I I -.1 1 T-''Ull
' . 1 HaiW4e
"Shame en Too,' Henry, to Spoil Thii Beautiful Day by Using Such Horrid Language!"
From' the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
ARCHBALD DRAWS CONTRACT
Witness Sayt Judge Wrote Bill of
Sale in Culm Seal
JURISTS POSITION FACTOR
Fact that Kris Cases Were Pending;
la Hla Canrt Waa ta Be
t eed to Pat the Trade
.. 1 Thrannh.
WASHINGTON, May la-Mora testi
mony throwing light on the connection ef
Judg Robert Arch bald of th commerce
court with nsgotlatlona for culm bank
property In Pennsylvania was produced
at today' session of tha house Judldsry
committee's Investigation of th charges
against Judge Archbald. '
Edward J. Williams of Scrsnton. Pa.,
admitted thst ha secured a letter from
Archbald to Captain May of the Brio
railroad when the deal waa first consid
ered, bscauss be thought th pendancy ef
the railroad' esses befora Judg Arch
bald' federal court would nave influence
la (stUng tha deal through with ths Erie
wiitaun said that Judg ArehbaM drew
tha contract far the sals of th sulm
bank Interests is tha Laurel Una; that
once Judge ArehbaM sailed up th Ls
high Vslley ralliwed ef floes and that
then tb Department of J us tic began
fnvsstlgstlng ths matter Archbald sd
Vised him to lot ths matter rest.
Mr.. William was asked by Chairman
lay tea. If, on Wednesday, he had a
that Judge Archbald had. offered to give
bond te Vice President Conn of ths
Laurel Una to protect him against dam
age that might be sought from th
Eberhart aetata on a claim against ths
Katydid culm bank.
i "I didn't teatlfy to that," said Wll-
dams, "but I offered to give bond to
protect the culm bank bro party against
"Did Judge Archbald know about It?"
"Yes, I talked to him about It. We
wanted to clear up the title."
Who drew the contract for the sale
of the eulm property to the Laurel liner'
"Judge Archbald drew It."
'Who has tha contract nowT"
1 suppose Mr. Conn's attorney has It'
Taf t Delegates in ;
California Did Not
' Sign the Pledge
SAN FRANCISCO, May la-Th failure
of the Tart delegates In California to sign
th preference and delegate pledges prom
ises a complex situation. Roosevelt sup
porters already have planned to contest
the delegates should thsy bo elected.
Both sides have agreed that the Taft
delegate had a legal right to omit sign-
leg th pled res Inasmuch aa both pledgee.
under the law. ar optional. Roosevelt
leader declare the porpose of the action
was to save straggling votes for Taft la
tha event that Roosevelt carried the ma
jority of tha districts. .
Had thegr signed tha pledges thsy would
have been obliged to vote for Roosevelt,
aa the delegates pledge binds them to
9port the candidate alio shall havs
received the highest number of votes cast
throughout the state"
Havana Dockmen .
Again on Strike
HAVANA, Cuba. May N.-The steve
dores, lightermen and coal handlers who
resumed work today struck again later
snd ths traffic of the port was once mors
The longshoremen and lightermen
signed an agresmsnt Isst evening, but
the firemen's union refused to return
te work, alleging they were not Included
the grssmsnt. Thsy declared also
that they were striking to compel th?
recognition of the union by certain of the
twice Unas. The longshoremen snd
lightermen - thereupon started another
Negotiations for a settlement have been
suspended and the strikers now threaten
to make the strike nationwide.
Back to Prison
sssssanwss , , ,
NEW TOR1C May IsV-Fok & Brandt
farmer sale to Mortimer L. Schlff. was
ordered sent back to Dsn ileum a prison
by tha appellate dtvietoa of ths supreme
eowrt Una afurnoooa. ; The court was
unanimous la dismissing tha writ of
habeas corpus granted by Justice Gerard
to Brandt, who baa served five years of a
thirty-ysar awitapr tor burglary- in the
, Nominate Debs
INDIANAPOLIS, May la-Eugene V.
Debs will again be nominated for presi
dent Is lbs opinion of socialist traders
who gathered today to pre pars tor ths
next national convention, which opens
hero Sunday. Others mentioned tor tb
head of th ticket. U Debs should de
cline, srsr Bmll Seldel of Milwaukee.
Job Harrlman of Los Angeles, Max Hayes
of Cleveland, Duncan McDonald of
Springfield. III., and Charles Edward
Rusasll of Nsw York.
Congressman Victor L. Bergar of Mil
waukee presided aver a masting of th
executive oomraluss this afternoon, and
Mr. Bergar was chairman of a confer
ence of th women' national committee,
which considered measures - to be pre
sented ta ths convention. A resolution
to offer a woman as candidate for tha
aomtnatten for vies president wa voted
down. Extension ef ths socialist cam
paign among women to state they vats
in was aavooatsg. , i
William D. Mayweed urged the sxscu-
tlve com mitts la call tor eslunnsrs ts
support ths socialist causa tn Ssn Dtsgo.
Socialists and Industrial Worker of the
World allks were being attacked by sew
ptoysra srganiaatlons thsre. he
1 .Parade and' Head
LOS ANOSLKg. Cel.', May ln-Tha thlr
ty-etghth annual conclave of th Imperial
council. Ancient Arabia Order, Nobles of
too Mystic Shrine, closed here today
amid a shower of flowers and ths con
carted must of soors of bands.
Combined under one leader all of the
visiting band, numbering mors than X
pieces, marched th streets playing pa
triotic air to ths accompaniment of
cheers from thousand of spectator. .
; The great band mat the vanguard of
th floral pageant and then formed Into
five sections, sach heading one portion
Of th parade of flower -bedecked vehicles.
Prises amounting to 8.000 were dtstrlb
uted for the most beautifully decorated
carriage, atoomobtles and Costs.
Los Angeles will, bid farewsll tonight
to the Shriners at ball to be given at
Will Ask Half
Million to Fight
CHICAGO. May m Registration ef Im
proper characters in many dtlee will be
undertaken by ths federal government aa
part of a country-wide crusade against
tha "whits stare" trade, according to
Stanley W. Finch, chlsf of the bureau of
lavestlgation of th Department of Jus
tice., who arrived m Chicago today.
The government plans to keep a regis
ter of all Inmates of disorderly resorts In
all dtlss ot mors than 4,008 population
and by co-operation with tha poUoa mala-
taln a close record of tha movement of
this class from one city to another. To
do this an extra force of 1.00 special
agents wilt he necessary and congress
will be asksd for a (pedal appropriation
of trdO.MO. In Ctaeag tan special agents
will be appointed to look after this work.
WILL GIVE CONFEDERATE
WASHINGTON, . Msy ConfedereU
currency seized by ths anion army during
tha civil war., which Ma seen stored In
the archives of the Treasury department
for nearly thirty years, win be distrib
uted by Secretary MacVeach to repre
sentative Hbrarlans la each stats, It waa
announced today. .
The National Capital
Friday, Mar 10,. ISIS.
M at noon. -
Cocuoosssd misrellsjeoas legislation.
Interstate commerce committes r snorted
favorably oa Senator Clapp s bill of isdlng
Mat at nooa.
Resumed consideration of Isclslattve,
executive aad judicial aoprrrpriatioe Mil.
sucuaary committee continued Its hear
ing on charges against Comraeroe Judge
lib. I ! 1
DANCING SECTION GOES OUT
Methodiit Committee Report in FV
or of IU Elimination.
VOTE , IS STUB TO FOUR
Ooaeral Cee fere are Tables Report
Redarlag the Naatbor at Dele
Bales ta seres Hundred
MINNEAPOLIS, May 10. -Tha suboora
mlttes. whloh will report to th commit
tss on the state of tha church lata today
concerning' tha "amusement" question. It
ws said at th Methodist conference,
will report by a vote of nine to four t
abolish that paragraph of th dlsdpllas
which prohibits card playing, dancing and
By rots of ill ta II the conference
tabled th report of a commit! which
reoommsndsd , th smiling ef tha ass of
tn general conference of th church to
act mors than aer Issa than M Ths
present alas of ths conference ls
what mora, than Mo.
Th recoaimendsd constitutional amend
ment te permit the election of a negro
bishop whs referred ta ths Episcopacy
oorsmlttss. The conference also approved
tin tuggostlea of ta Fraedmans' A
society mgt ths year" 111 be msda a
Jubilee yssr by th church for lbs cele
bration ef the emancipation. .
i Amid enthusiasm Charles Fairbanks
Was Introduced by Bishop Luther a Wll-
son ss ths "Former president ot ths sen
ate, former vie president of ths United
States, but whether In the United Statss
Of In Italy, a Msthodlst."
Plea Mllllawa tar MlMieai.
. Contributions received In ths last tour
years by ths general committee tor for
eign missions of ths Msthodlst Episcopal
church aggregated ti.lT)Jt, according to
the committee report presented to ths
general conference last night. Tabulation
of the contributions showed that the pro
portionate Increase In special oontrlbu
Hons has been greater In that period
than ths Increase In ths regular con tribe
Tb report recommends that th gen
oral conference carefully consider the
question of spedal gifts with a view of
harmonising the doasUon with tb nssds
of ths different fields.
Ths question Of separata contributions
for foreign and home mission fields Is
lso pressntsd te ths conference In ths
report, and attention Is directed to ths
progress In foreign missions In ths last
twenty-four years, showing an Increase
of l missionaries and tttl native preach.
Ths difficulties met by missionaries by
raasoa of revolutions In two ot the most
Important foreign fields-Mexico aad
Chlns-srs touchsd en In th report.
which find causs for rejoicing that th
future In both fields Is bright.
HAS LABOR CONOR BGATIONS
Missionary ' Freaehee to Sixteen
Thousand Bvery Saaday.
KANSAS CITT, May M.-Prsaomng to
an audience of 10.00 to U.O0 persons
very Sunday Is his regular duty, ac
cording to ths statement ot Bishop J.
Albert Johnson, a missionary In South
Africa, who waa on today's program of
the African Methodist Episcopal church
"No church building would accommo
date such an enormous crowd," Bishop
Johnson, ssld. "Ths natives gather upon
the summit ot large plateaus by thou
sands en Sundays, and my aermona are
do Intelligible to them through Inter
preters. Only, a small percentage ef th
natives are members' of the church. They
all clamor to be taken In. but their Innate
savagery and wild customs msk the es
tablishment of-schools th first step In
Bishop Johnson Is a graduate of Har
vard university aad ass been In the for
eign aUssfonary semes since UTS.
Grand Island tallers Kleot.
GRAND ISLAND. Nek, May .-Ths
Retail Merchants Msoclstlon ha elsrted
tor the ensuing ysar, Oscar Roeser as
president. L. Neymayer as vice-Drew-
dent, Oscar Vclt sa secretary and John
r as treasurer. Th association
recommsned tor action by ths council
the creation ot a sprinkling district, the
coot ot sprinkling tha street to be as-
benefitted property. It stood
It former decision not to close
ks doors for ban games ar asy otner
purpose than legal holidays.
St. Leals Maa Killed at Ch lease.
CHICAGO, alsy Ml A well-dressed man.
believed to have been Oeorge Kamp of
the Elm hotel, St. Louis, was found dead
on the tracks of ths Atchison. Topeka at
aania rs rainosa on me acuta sio-j
da. U I bsUetved aa was . killed
Advance Engagements of Decisive
Battle Being Fought in Vi
cinity of Torreon.
OROZCO FACES THE REGULARS
Nearly Fifteen Thoniand Men In
gaged on Both Sides.
MAST SXIRsTTSHT.1 TAKE PLACE
Troops Are Protecting ths Gateway
of northern Mexico.
FEDERALS CLAIM FIRST BLOOD
Geaeral aestm Say Nlaetr Baaala
Were Killed la FroHnslnnsT kls
sstsa Tanrsdar Hsksssts
Perse Is Also Boated,
EL PASO. Tex.. May aV-The Mexlcaa
federal army baa repulsed th rebel ad
vance guard of Oeneral Oroaco aad abarp
skirmishes are now In progress. prsUml
nsry to what la expected to be the most
derisive battle of the revolution. Nearly
1,M men are sngaged en both aids, and
th selective point of tha rebels Is Tor
reon, the railroad gateway ot northern
Mexico. The federals ar protecting tha
city from all stds.
Ths government claim It draw first
blood ysstsrday. killing ninety msunwsto
snd losing but sevsn men, aalda from
In telegraph office. Improvised In a
boxcar oa a desert, fifty miles north ot
Torreon. Oeneral Victoria no Huorsta,
commander of ths federal army of north-'
era Mexico, transmlttsd today by te la
graph to an Associated Press representa
tive hers news of military developments
In ths last twsnty-four hours. Tb box
car stood a fsw mllss from the town ot
The wire bad been est up direct to th
federal camp, being routed from El Paso,
via Laredo, Tax., Monterey and Torreon.
a roundabout circuit eastward ot mora
than LW mile. This waa msna neces
sary by ths sets u re of eleven telegraphls
lias directly south ot hers by ths rebels.
Beassal HaeM a Eataaalastle,
From,' ths Improvised telegraph office,
Oeneral Muart talked enthustsetlcally
of ths future battle.
"Ysstsrday (Thursday) General Rabago
esmpletely routed 1,00 rebels at Zaratosa
aad Tlahualllo. both near Torreon.'' said
Oeneral Husrta. Ths rebels lost ninety
dssd and msny wounded, while our loss
wss seven dsad and few wounded. The
rebels war driven back In hasty flight
tad wars, pursued, by cavalry under Geo
sral Villa . f -.
"Q Wdasdy w heard that a de
tachment of ens thousand rebels were
advancing on us, and ws organised a
column which went by railroad under
Oeneral Rabago- To out Oft rstraat wa
sent sverland volunteer snd regular cav
alry from the fores ot VII Is. Thsy ar
rived about ( o'clock Thursday morning
snd Immediately attacked th rebel. At
(he fight became more Intense, General
ftabeio arrived and flanked th rebels.
Hs had with him artillery and machlns
guns. The right lasted six hours. We
completely routed th enemy and with
out sxssgrrstlon. on can say thsy ran
11 ks rat. Our leases were seven killed
and two wounded. - .
alssars rave Boated.
Communication waa Intsrrupted for a
A telegram has just been brought to
me from Oeneral Trucy Aubert at Cuatro
Clsnsgss which says ths rebel chief sal.
axur was cemplstsiy routed and Is run
ning away tn ths direction ot Sierra
Molada," said Oensrsl Husrta. .
Couriers from ths advance guard at
thla Juncturs arrived, according to Qen-
eial Huerta, and Informed him that the
federal outposts wars In possession of
ths Mexlcaa Central railroad up to
within twelve miles of Bermejillo.
No communclatlon was hsd bore with,
the rebel front early today, but the
liberal officials here .concede they met -atubborn
resistance In th Initial sklrm
Today Is ths first anniversary of the;
surrender of Jusres to Msdsro and .
squslly Importsnt developments tn Mexl
caa history are said to be expected.
BIG BEQUEST FOR SCHOOL
OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
BOSTON, May 10.-A fund of tndOe
for ths Massachusetts Institute ot Tech
nology was provided for In tha will ot
Charles 11. Pratt, an attorney ot thla
city, which waa filed for probata today.
Ths fund was deSgnsled by Mr. Pratt
for a Pratt school tor naval architecture
and marine engineering, providing that
tha technology trustees erect a suitable
building. , .
There's some of your
old furniture that
you will not need
not want-in your
Better sell it now, and
get a good price for it.
There is no use of hav
ing useless pieces of
furniture littering up.
your home and pre
venting you from beau
tifying it, .
Sell them through a Baa
want ad. Tb cost is but a
taw nennlea. It may cbanca
that you wish to boy soma
secondhand nice from
somebody who withes to wall.
Ask for them through a Boa
want ad. The time Is sow.
Tod probably will gt
what you want immediately.
' Try.' ...
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