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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Fair; Warmer
VOL. XLHL-NO. 105.
Vote to Inflict This Penalty on New
York Exeoutive is Forty-Three
to Twelve.
Ballot Against Disqualifying Him is
He is Found Not Guilty on the Last
Four Articles.
Depoaed Man la Silent When Told of
the Result, bnt Sara lie May
Knlte n Statement at a
littler Time.
ALBANY, N. V., .Oct. 17.-William Sul
xer no longer Is governor of the state of
New York.
A few minutes befora noon today the
high court of Impeachment, by a vote of
43 to 12 removed him from office. Sen
ator Wende and Judge CulUn excused
themselves from voting.
The proposition of disqualifying Bulier
from ever again holding a place of honor
or trust In the state was voted down
unanimously with' the exception that
Judge Cull en again excused himself from
recording his vote.
The governor received the news of his
removal In silence at the executive man
sion, where he hod waited all morning to
hear the resudt He said he might mako
a- statement later:
Prior to the vote on his disqualifica
tion and removal, the last four articles
of the Impeachment .charges, 6, 6, 7 and
S, were unanimously voted out.
Court' was In session little more than
an hour. t was adjourned a minute
after 11 o'clock.
Martin M. Glynn of Albany, the acting
governor, became governor. Robert F.
Wagner of Now York, majority leader of
the senate, became lieutenant governor.
No official notice of removal was given
Sulzer. A record oT the decision of th
court was filed f with the secretary of
state, thus complying with all the legal
requirements to remove the governor.
Sulxcr Preparing; StaterneVt.
"Judge P. Cady Herrlck, chief counsel
for the governor, said that blSMMjnneo
tloi with tho case would terminate with
the final vote. He also said he had re
lWA to. the governor a statement the
litter prepared several weeks ago, but
which. Iferrlck, suppressed.. -
Chester Piatt, the governor's secretary,
told the newspaper men & .etatenteht
w6uldle reaHjr probably, for usVtn-Vewj-Ijapers
tohibf co)M' ftiWX&iisJ.
''The. governor" has prepared that In
part," ho said, "but he will not put the
finishing touches on It until after the
verdict is In. It will not bo tho state-'
ment which Judge Herrlck has had."
On the statement of Senator Wagner
"that there Is practically unanimity
among the 'members of the court on the
three articles on which we are now to
vote," and his suggestion that It would
"spare your honor fatigue," Judge Guil
len on this vote, merely called he names
of the members of the court and omitted
the repeating of the formal questions
which had featured the votes already
taken. V
'"Tfy opening of the morning session was
delayed while the members of the senate
and assembly were gathering, to adopt a,
concurrent resolution to recess until Oc
tober 22. It waa planned to reconvene
then, adopt any supplemental financial
'measures deemed necessary and take
Another recess until after eloctlon. This
I'lan was adopted so that if the demo
crats lose their majority In the assembly
his fall some democratic policies planned
for next year may be carried ,out 'before
the present legislative year ends,
acorsmeats of Ocean steamers.
Port. Arrlrtd. Sailed.
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The Weather
For Omaha, Council Bluffs'and Vicinity
-Saturday fair, with rising temperature
Temperature at Oiuatia Yesterday.
Hours. Dee.
6 a. m... ," 36
6 a. m 36
7 a. m.. 35
8 a, m 37
9 a. ni 40
10 a. m , 43
11 a. ni 47
12 m is
, 51
2 p. m
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7 p. m
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Comparative Local Itecord.
191S. 191. 1911. 1310.
ntzhest today S3 74 73 82
Lowest today 85 49 44 ft)
Mean temperature 44 62 59 71
Precipitation . 00 -0) .CO .00
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from the normal at Omaha since
March 1, and compared with, the last
twq vtara:
Normal temperature 64
Deficiency for the day io
Excess since March 1 611
Normal precipitation 08 Inches
Dtfldency for the day..-,., OS Inch
Precipitation since Mftffh 1... .30.11 inches
Deficiency since Ware i .20 Inches
pef clency cor, j1o4tt J H Inches
Ueflclency cor.- period H1 H.57 Inches
Beporta franTstatlpaa at 7 P. K.
Station and Stats Temp High- Italn-
of Weather. 7n m foil
-oeyenne. snow ,83
Davenport, cloudy 49
Denver, cloudy 40
Dcs Molnos, cloudy 50
Dodge City, dear 44
Lander, clar , 42
North Platto, rain 40
Omaha, cloudy 50
Pueblo, rain 41
Rapid City, dear 4!
ilt Lake City, cloudy.... 50
Hunta Fe, partly cloudy., 50
eheiidaru cloudy ., 40
BIoux City, clear 48
Valentine, clear St
X Indicates trace of DreclDltatlon.
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Suffragist Explains
Interest of Women
in Judicial Fight
PEOIUA, III., Oct. 17. Admission by
Mrs. Medlll McCormlck that she and thi
other Chicago, suffrage leaders. Interested
themselves as Individuals In the Judicial
campaign in the Fifth district because
they feared for the equal suffrage law
caused much comment In political circles
Mrs. McCormlck said:
' "The woman's euffrago law Is not en
tirely afe yet. The opposition Is work
ing night and day. At the next election
we will probably have a contest on our
hands. We have taken tho law to half a
doxen lawyers and we know that there Is
ft technical point that may be miscon
strued. "There Is no ust pretending that such
things are not done; they are done and
we women felt that we could not sit still
when a Judge was to be chosen who will
have as much power over Chicago as
over the rest of the state."
A woman who attended tho Chicago
meeting asked Mrs. McCormlck If Ar
thur H. Shay, the progressive candidate
for whom the suffrage orators are
stumping the district, would construe the
law' In favor of the women If he Is
elected to the supreme bench of the state.
"I would not say that," replied Mrs.
McCormlck. "A Judge cannot pledge him
self before he hears a case. Howeyer.
Mr. Shay's record shows that he leans to
the human side of things and he would
not be running on the progressive ticket
It he disbelieved In equal suffrage."
Senators Confuse
Airship and Heirship
and Ask Explanation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. Proposal to
increase the number of clerks "for air
ship work In the Indian office" brought
a numb'er of senators to the senate sec
retary's office today to learn why Sena
tor Lane of Oregon had Introduced a
bill providing for such an Innovation.
The bill was read by title yesterday dur
ing the senate session and momentarily
escaped the notice of argus-eyed mem
bers. ' '
"What the dickens are the Indians
doing with aeroplanes?'' demanded one
senator today.
"And why do they need clerks to keep
the wobbly things In the alrT"
The senator was told that the reading
clerk hod read the title of the bill cor
rectly, which provided for more help to
deaf up the "heirship work" that has
piled' up in the bureau of Indian affairs.
The eemtor jeft uddenlr after asking
that the fact of bis visit be kspt 'qUiit
Other senators who. stormed .in, to. de
mand explanations, likewise made sud
den and. (iulet t'lU,.wan the explana
tion was forUieoraittf. .
Man Who Encouraged
. Suicide Pact Found
. . Guilty pf Murder
MUnFTtEBSBORO; Ark., Oct. 17.-F. O.
Farrell. blind spiritualist charged with
first degree murder In connection with
the suicide Tact that resulted In the
death of Mrs. T. J. Turner and Miss
Rhoda Carter at Qlenwood, Ark., Sep
tember IS, was convicted of murder In
the' second degree today.
During the trial T. J. Turner, the hus
band,, admitted giving poison to the two
women after the three had agreed to die
together to end their despondency. He
took some of the drug, but recovered.
Turner said Farrell had encouraged
the suicide pact through the medium of
seances at the Turner home. At these
seancea ho said his adopted son, who
died In Mexico seven years ago, would
return and appeal to them to commit
suicide and Join him.
It was the contention of the state that
the motive of Farrell in bringing about
the suicide pact was to secure posses
sion of Turner's property. This, it was
charged, had been deeded to Farrell by
Demand for Wooden
Shoes increasing
WASHINGTON. Oct. 17. Wooden
shoes may yet become the vogue In the
United States, for an announcement by
the United States forest service today
declared the Industry of manufacturing
I such footgear had "reached considerable
: proportions," while the wearers are not
yet numbered among the B o'clock tea
habitues or the darlings of the drawing
rooms of salons, nevertheless the demand
for foot covering peculiar to Holland is
"These shoes," the forest service offi
cials declare, "cost from 60 to 75 cents a
pair and are good for two years. They
are worn by those who -have to work In
cold or wet places, such as tanneries,
breweries and livery stables, and by
workmen In steel milts and glass fac
tories who must walk on hot grates or
floors. Farmers, too, are classed among
'the users,"
The discovery of the existence of this
, Infant Industry was made when the serv
ice experts undertook an Investigation
Into the uses Into which beechwood was
I put They found to their aorprlse that In
the manufacture of shoes, dishes and
household articles more than 500,000,000
board feet of the wood was utilized an
TABOR, la., Oct. 17,-SDedal.)-Mlss
Hazel Cook, a Tabor college student, was
'run over by a wagonload of students
after dark last night as they were re
turning from a college ptcnlo held in the
bluffa west of Tabor. Miss Cook wa
sitting on a hayrack with her feet over
the outside when the wagon ran close to
a post covered .With barbed wire. Miss
Cook was pulled off by the wire and
post and the wagon ran over her. She
was taken to a. nearby house and a doc
tor called, who 'found no bones broken
and she Is in a fair way to recover.
Secre5?y Says Only "Money Trust"
Need Be Alarmed Because of
Fending Bill.
Legitimate Banker, He Ascrts, Has
Nothing to Fear.
Nebraskan Principal Speaker at Con
vention at Waterloo.
Predicts Hint Underwood Meaanre
M'lll llrlnir Substantial Ilonc
flta to the American
WATERLOO, la., Oct. 17.-Secretary of
State Bryan declared here today that
only tho "money trust has anything to
fear from the currency legislation pec
In? before congress." The legitimate
banker, he added, baa nothing to fear.
Mr. Bryan was tho principal speaker be
fore the Iowa State Dairy association
convention and Congress of Cattle Men.
In an Interview given out to newspaper
men, MrC Bryan predicted that the new
tariff law wilt lower the cost of living,
bring substantial benefits to consumers
and "remove for a generation the fear
that has been excited bofdry each elec
tion by the advocates of protection."
Difficult to Calculate.
"I beltevo that the new tariff will lower
the cost of living on some schedules more
than on others," continued Mr, Bryan, In
his interview with tho newspaper men.
"Tho extent of the reduction is difficult
to calculate In advance, because a num
ber of factors enter Into tho situation.
The tendency of a fall in ' prices is to
Increase the demand, nijil an Increase In
tho demand will to some extent check
the fall. Then, again, the fall In prices
tends to lncreoso'the demand for better
qualities In goods, which ha to be
jaken into consideration,
"There has been a material reduction
in ,the tariff on woolen goods, which
means that part of 'the 'saving will go
Into better quality. Less shoddy and
more wool will b used. In predicating
the future of this country as the con
sequence of the tariff law, allowance
milBt be mode for the chango In factors
that conspire to produce the results. If
prices are rising, a part of the reduction
resulting from the tariff would be ab
sorbed by the rie, hut Jt a ust be remem
bered in such a case that but for the
tariff Teductlorrthef price "woWt b-ettH
, Money hill Sure to Paa'a. , .
Secretary Bryan declare'd ' there "-could
bo ho' doubt of 'the passage of tiie cur
rency hiU. In. tho senate. 'Ho pr.edlc.ted, tte
hearing would close next week and the
bill be reported to tho senate the week
"Tho currency bill is growing in favor
with the public as Its provisions are
understood," Mr. Bryan said. "It Is a.
remarkably successful effort in the way
of constructive legislation. It safeguards
the interests of the whole people and nt
the same time gives so much real ad
vantago to bankers In crises that they
cannot afford to object to It, unless thoy
have more Interest in controlling the
country's business than In tho accommo
dation of the public."
Prosecution in Eaton
Murder Trial Seeks
for Missing Paper
PLYMOUTH, Mais., Oft. 17.-A hint
at evidence not yet received was given by
the state at the continuation of the (rial
for murder of Mrs. Jennie May Katon
This had to do with a typewritten docu
ment alleged to have disappeared from
the Katon homo after the death of Read
Admiral Eaton. Dorothy Alnsworth, tho
younger of Mrs. Eaton's daughters, by
an earlier marriage, was asked by Dis
trict Attorney Barker, what she know
of such a paper- The defense objected,
whereupon the district attorney called
on Mrs. Eaton's attorneys to produce the j
document. The matter was not pressed, i
but Mr. BaYker said he hoped to Intro- j
duco the paper later.
After the admiral's death a search was !
made for a will alleged, to have been made
by the admiral after the date born by the
will filed for probate, which left his prop
erty tQ the widow and his stepdaughters.
Woodruff Leaves
Estate to Family
NEW YORK, Oct. 17-Ttmothy T
Woodruff, former lieutenant governor of '
New York, who died here last Sunday
night, left his entire estate, valued at ',
GOO,000 to tl.000,000, to his widow, Isabelle,
and his son, John, to be divided equally'
between them. The will, filed for pro-'
bate today, was drawn in Byracuse, dated
January 31, 1906, and la but six paragraphs ,
long. '
Two Women Burn to
Death at Des Moines
DES MONIES. Ia., Oct I7.-Mrs. Mills
Aldrlch and her sister, Vera Hutsn, were
burned to death here today In a tire which
destroyed their home. The father of the
two women narrowly escaped In trying .
to save them, but failed.
The National Capital
Friday, October 17, luia .
The Scnatr.
Not In session; meets Saturday. Bank
ing committee heard Prof. Jenks.
The Jlouae.
Met at noon and resumed fight for
X '
From the Minneapolis Journal.
Dictator Will Make Statement to the
Foreign Representatives.
TrUImatloaa Vkmi 'United; Stajea Will
Mars No FnrtkerNeirotlatlona
X' rrlfU hn Military OhUtr
tain of Mexico,
I Washington; oot '17,-aenerai
Huerta plans to Atembta the foreign dip
lomats in Mexico, City today or tomor
row, according to latest State department
advices and make a statement of the
present situation. No inkling of Huerta's
purpose was contained in tbe dispatches.
His statement will be received hero with
the keenest Interest, though the adminis
tration officials doubt that it will alter
the situation.
Those closest to the administration pol
icy believe dealings with Huerta are
practically ended and that peaceful
measures to compose the situation will
next be exerted In other directions. Spec,
ulatton on the possibility and extent '
dealings with the constitutionalist heads
has been revived by the present situa
tion, but brings no definite statement
from official quarters. '
President Wilson has from time to time
said he would welcome Information of
the purpose of the constitutionalists
should they become successful by arms.
There has been no direct communication,
but the president Is expected to be In
receipt of Information along these lines.
One difficulty Is that the constitution
alist chiefs are In various parts of tho
republic and communication Is so slow
that united action on any plun which
might bo submitted would take aom?
time to formulate. In the meantime the
administration regards Huerta's promises
for a solution by an election as violated
and Is said to feel free to hear other
The meeting of the diplomats In Mexico
City Wednesday was Inconclusive and
bound none of the participants to any
definite course, according to other ad
vices. Official dispatches today reported
that the meeting "called for a discussion
of tho situation in the republlo reached
no collective opinion as to a solution of
the probUms,"
The meeting was held at the German
legation and, representatives of Or rat
Britain, Spain, Germany, Austria, France,
Russia, Norway and the United States
were present.
Friendliness Toward Itebela.
Reports that the president was prepar
ing to recognize the belligerency of the
constitutionalists are based chiefly upon
the friendly disposition toward them that
has arisen among administration officials
since Huerta's proclamation of dictator
ship. The suggestion was carried to
President Wilson by those upon whose
Judgment he and Secretary Bryan have
been guided to some extent In the past
and while the attitude is one of waiting
until October it arrives, it appeared to
day that some move Indicating support
(Continued on Page Five.)
Tomorrow the Best
Tkc Sunday Bee
Will He Let Down the Bars?
-U. It tl !W!
Name of Episcopal
Church WiU Not Be
Changed This Year
NEW TORI?, OctH.Any probability
that" tho name or the Prolestaiji Episco
pal chureH ormHca .m.lgh.t be changed
at (his general convention wis dlipoicfl
pf today. by the house of .deputies, whkh
hefd that It was' without JurlsdJitlo)! to;
aci.on resolutions, proposing cnmrer in
legal title of tho church.
The committee on prayer .book recom-
fnended delay In considering the memorial
rom the diocese 6f California referring
specifically to a change In the title pagb
of the 'prayer book. This question should
not be considered, the committee held,
until disposition had been made of the
proposal to amend the constitution so
as to require tw6-thtrds vote to make
the change.
The houss of deputies voted for the in
troduction of "five minutes of prayerful
alienee" In observance of Good Friday
at S p. rn., the hour of the death of
Christ. The suggestion orifclnated with
the diocese of PlttsburgU.
The chancellors of the various dio
ceses organized today and selected these
officers: President, Judge Charles An
drews, western New York; vice president,
Oldeon C. Wilson, southern Ohio; secre
tary. Qeorgo F. Henry, Iowa.
Old Style V to Follow
Roman Numerals
Into Retirement
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16.-Secretary Mc
Adoo directed today that hereafter the
practice of 'using the old style V for U's
In tho Inscriptions of public building be
abandoned. The secretary felt that most
Persons preferred the more common form
of letter on public structures. In the In
terest . of simplicity, the1 secretary re-
j cently ordered that hereafter the practice
of using Roman characters In designating
the date of erection of public buildings
be dropped and the ordinary figures of
every-day use be substituted.
Atlantic Women
May Die of Poison
ATLANTIC, la., Oct 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Mr. and Mrs. U. R, Wesson and
their four children ate roughen. rata for
breakfast tills morning and all mem
bers of the family are seriously III with
Mrs. Wesson and her daughter, Mrs.
Hugh Parker, at the point of death,
The poison had been mixed several
weeks ago and the family waa warned
to be careful. The poison was then
placed on a shelf In the kitchen. Last
night one of th daughters mixed it
wlth oatmeal ant all the members of
the family ate It this morning.
Physicians are In constant attendance
and give hopo of saving ajl the sufferers.
Mr. Wasson Is a pioneer lumber man
of Atlantic, being manager of the Oreen
bay Lumber company, Wednesday ho
celebrated his twenty-fith wedding an
niversary. The four children of Mr. and
Mrs. Wasson are daughters.
j LONDON, Oct 17 Sir George Orby
.Wombwell, tbe last of the officers who
took part in the charge of the Light
j Drigado at the battle of Balaklava in
I October, 18G4, died today at the age of
1 61 years. He was a lieutenant In the
Seventeenth Lancers during the Crimean
'war. In the famous charge two horses
were killed under him.
Schoolma'ams Expeoted in Numbers
at Booths.
Trainmaster Nelaon" at'Rreke'R Bttvf
ReCeivea Flotrrr Jfrom Fair la
.ekeer Who SayV it Will
BrlBaT Good Lutk. .
IJROKDN BOW, Nsb. Ool. 17.-(SpfXial
TIeBPam.)r-At the end of the fifth day
of tho land opening at this nlaco the
number of registrations nears the 12,000
mark, the number of applicants register'
ing In the last twenty-fourt hours ending
at 4 o'clock this afternoon being 8,101, a
decided increase over yesterday. This"
bringsjhe total registration to 11,6 since
lost night
Train No. 39, on tho Burlington, brought
In 275, No. 37, 1(6 out of Orand Island) No,
41, 0; No. 43, 700, totaling 1,460
Preparations are being made by the
city to entertain' a great crowd of Ne
bra ska school teachers, who will bo horo
for registration tonight and tomorrow.
A man walked into the booth today,
registered and received his application.
He was directed to drop It in tho box and
without further ado he walked across
the room near the stove and dropped the
envelop In the ooal box. It was recovered
by an official and, tho applicant steered
to the right place. Another jrofused to
drop his application In the off'lclat box,
claiming that It was the only thing he
had to show for his money and he meant
to keep It which hi did.
yVhllo Trainmaster Nelson was super
vising the Unloading of passengers from
No. 39 a youn woman. stepped' from -a
coach, selected a boutonalre from a. bou
quet she was wearing and pinned It to
tho official's coat, remarking that It was
an omen of good luck and she hoped they
would both draw homesteads located
nearUach other. Tho trainmaster was ho
embarrassed that ho tried to arrest a po
liceman. Owing to the great number of departures
train No. 41 tonight ran In two sections,
and hereafter during the registration
westbound No. 43 will also travel In two
Congress of Indians
Makes Six Demands
DKNV1SR. Colo.. Oct 17. -Six demands
to be made upon congress was submitted
at today's session of the annual conven
tion of Secretary of the American In
dians today. Debate as to adoption were
still In. progress late this afternoon.
The proposed demands follow:
.First An exact deflnatlon of the legal
status of the Indian.
Second The opening of the United
States court of claims to the Indian.
Thlrd-lteorganUatlon of the school
Fourth-Division of the funds held by
the government among various tribes of
WA BH IN OTON, Oct 17.-Secret.rv n.n.
lels. with SAretarles Garrison and Red-1
field and their wives, Mrs. Daniels, the
Misses nurrelson, daughters of the post-i
master general and Mrs. William Jen- )
nlngs Bryan left here today on the May. '
flower to see battle practice of the At-!
lantlo fleet off the Virginia capes to
morrow, President Wilson cancelled hi I
plans to see the ships In action, because I
of the currency situation In congress.
White House officials ridiculed stories
that the president cancelled his engage
ment because of illness.
Largest and Newest Airship Built iot
German Navy is Destroyed
by Fire.
Only Survivor So Badly Burned Hi
May Die.
All Seven Members of Admiralty
Trial Board Are Dead.
Thousands of Peoule See Acoideat
from Housetops.
Hxploalon of Motor la Follorred bi;
Flra Whloh Deatroya Balloon
e((ea nnd Rets Flra to Tom
of Gnaollne. -
BERLIN, Oct. 17. The newest ana
largest of the Zeppelin war airships, th
"LII," was destroyed In midair by an
explosion at 10:16 o'clock this morning.
All butono of tho twenty-seven military,
men on board, including the entire ad.
ml rally trial board, waa killed.
The disaster occurred Just above the
main street of the city of Johannlstha).
while the big dirigible, COO feet long, wait
making a trial trip, preliminary to its
acceptance oa flagship of the new Qer
man aerial navy,
Tho shattered hulk of the airship, n
mass of biasing canvas and crumpled
aluminum, dropped 900 feet Into ths
publlo highway, Hundreds of person
uho had been watching the flight from
l-nrks and house toys rushed to th
Lieutenant Baron Von Bleuet of the
Queen Augusta Grenadier guards, who
wua making tho trip as a guest, was tho
only survivor. He was badly Injured aai
his conditlorl is critical.
Horilra Jlorrftilr Bnrned.
Many of the bodies were so burned aA
mangled as to be unrecognisable.
The admiralty trial board consisted ot
seven officers, -including Lieutenant Com
mander Bhrtlsh 4 Senior' Lleutes.
Frelyer of th,e 0rmanAtjMiyjU fly I a
corps. The. JrahIp'a ,Urt, ., Capt,(.
Oluth, it:vteeiitiv4eefrwftn In the eifflffer
of'Cotitt ZeppWn.
tfaval Construptorn , Neumann iukS
rietiler and Nval Engineer husch .
among hoe on board the ship.
Lieutenant Commander Behnlsch was a
cjos'ft. friend" of. the emperdr. He wia
formerly navigating officer bf. the Im
perial yacht Hohensollern and .later com
mander of the cruiser fintMr,
Lieutenant iWer ws kM ft favorite
of Emperor William. He Va; formerly
'personal adjutant of Prlnbeilslbert, one
of the eons of the emperpp tI servod
with the prince on board1 a torpedo boat
after studying with htm at the navel
Spectators who had been watchlnc thu
impressive maneuvers of the LII from
below suddenly tew the great gaa br
burst Into flames end then fell. A sec-4
ond or two later the sound ot the ter
rific explosion reached them.
It waa impossible for some time to p
proach the flaming dirigible, beneath,
which tho membsra of the crew had
been crushed and burned.
A director Of one or the aviation com
panies at the Johannlstnei aerodome was
an eye witness of the disaster. He de
J scribed it as follows)
"I was In my office about BOO yards
from tho scene of the accident when I
was startled .by an explosion of extraor
dinary .violence. My first thought was
that an aeroplane had landed on the root
of my building and that the gasoline
tank had exploded.
"I rushed a window and saw the.
new dirigible In flames and pluming to
ward the earth. The outer severing had
been already- burned, off and the Inner
ballooneta containing the gas had disap
peared. "The naked alumni urn framework with
its long center pieces, its Interlaced ribs
and its tapering ends, and the gondolas
containing the motors, beneath fell bov
foremost When the skelton of the Im
mense craft struck, the heavy gondola
buried themselves in the ground."
Coming so shortly after tho distraction
of the LI", In a hurricane In the North
sea on September 8, when fifteen men
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Laws for runty
In many states laws have
been enacted to prevent thn
adulteration of foods, and a
few states have gone so far aa
to legislate against any manu
facturer, producer or distrib
uter who tries to sell to the
public merchandise other than
foods that Is not what It Is
supposed to be.
The purposa of such laws Is
beyond question good and much
will be accomplished as a re
sult of these activities
But a faithful ancTobsorv
tei reader ot the Bee's adver
tising columns said with truth
the- other day:
"Personally, I have no trou
ble in buying pure foods and
sound, reliable merchandise. I
know the town so well. Its
'stores, Its shops, its merchants,
that I always feel sure at qual
ity when I make a purchase of1
any kind. In my opinion. If
neonle would be nartlculsr
what they buy and where they 1
buy, the. need for special laws I
to protect them would soon H