St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on September 7, 1913 · Page 17
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f POST-DISPATCH Sunday Post-Dispatch Today 66 Pages HUT NFWH SECTION. rUK. eiBCONO NKWH KETON. k PAOF ' Li Tiiiiin nkwr spvtimm, i pao"" WANT niRKCTOKV. 1 I'AiiKH fcUNTMY MAO A INK, 'AOP:5 1'itTiMtK KLj i't.KMrNT. 4 rAnr. FICTION M'PI'I.K.MENT, PAJEt COMIC btCTloN. J'AOLS. TinST IX EVERTTIIINC 1 I SOO More Than All Other it. Lou is Newspapers Combined! Sunday Circulation More Than 300,000 PARTS 3 AND 4 (SPORSs sox. ) ST. LOUIS, SUNDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 7, 1913. PAGES 116. i 1- v f I r i. ot. bins FINK SURRENDERS UNDER CHARGE DE E1EZZJJNM1500 Banker Returns to Belleville Voluntarily to Answer Accusation of Misuse of Money; Is Released After Giving Bond for $1500. LIBERAL SPENDER IN . ST. LOUIS NIGHT LIFE Formerly Gave Lavish Entertainments, but Recently Had "Settled Down" Issues Statement Saying He Can Pay All Clients. Henry J. Fink, Belleville banker, whose absence of more than a week alarmed many person for whom he was private banker and mortgage trustee. In amounts aggregating nearly $1,000,000, returned voluntarily to Bolleville last night, and submitted to arrest on a warrant charging embezzlement. v The warrant was Issued by Justice Wangelln on complaint of Joseph .Bier, who charged that Fink, as trustee, had released a $1500 mortgage without his knowledge, after rocoiving the amount due. When Fink's presence in the offlce 'f his lawyer. It. V. Ropiequet, In the First National Bank Building, b' known on the Public Square, a crowd gathered around the door of tho building. Charles A. Karch, a member of the Lf irl.sTature, and attorney for the ompla inant who caused the warrant tn lie issued, told Sheriff Mulconnery thi'.t he heard some persons In the cro-.vd threaten violence against Fink M-iL-onnory and Deputy Sheriff Petri then took turns standing In the en of the building, and at length crowd dispersed. w Complaint Made. tevelopments in Fink's case yes terday, aside from the warrant, were new complaints against Fink by va rlous Belleville clients, and the dis mat rinK ror years was known as a spender in the night life or Kt. Louis. r inn, w no oss been in seclusion at the home of his step brother, E. A. Bernlus of 1476 Stewart place, St Louis, jeii mere Boon after he heard of the warrant, and some time before a deputy arteriri. sent rrom Belleville to try to Bet him back without extradition pro ceedlngs, reached the house. Accompanied by Bernlua. Fink started for Belleville at 6:45 p. tn. Fink wore a blue serge suit, a black necktie and Panama hat, and Bernlus carried a grip belonging to him. Wot Trying to Rui Away." I am going over to Belleville and face the people," said Fink to a Post-Dis patch reporter as he and Bernlus got on a street car. "The newspaper accounts 1-iAve got them worked up Into a frenzy. X haven't tried to run away If I had, would never have stopped In St. Louis. Besides, I would have taken some money with me. "I Intended to return to Belleville yes terday (Friday), but I was detained here. The only reason I did not go back a week ago was that my lawyer advised mo to stay tn St. Louis. Nothing; to Fear, lie Says. "I have nothing to fear in going back, X am sure every claim against me will be satisfied when the business has been straightened out. I have no fear of criminal prosecution, for I have done nothing criminal. Anyone might make bad Investments, especially one who han dles large amounts of money and turns them over often. "As to the charges that have been printed in the newspapers, I have noth lng to say. My lawyer will make any statements that are to be maqe. If am arrested, I will have no trouble In giving ball In any amount" Fink and Bernlus arrived at the BekVe-i:io Public Square at 7:40 p. m. and went at once to Roptcquet's offlce There tho door was locked and only a chosen lew were admitted to what proved to be a long conference. Justice Wangelln. Sheriff Mulconnery and leputy Petri were among those udmltted. but I. II. Wangelln, an uncle of th- Justice, who called to offer his services as a bondsman, could not get nnyotie to the door by his knocking and went away In disgust Justlco Wangelln, appearing later, announced that Fink had been formally arrested, bad waived preliminary hearing and that his bond had been fixed at $1500. link Issues Statement. While waiting for Fred W. Zlegen-hein. an East St. Louis furniture dealer, to arrive and sign his bond. Fink prepared a stattmenet which was handed to reporters by his lawyer. It was as follows: "As soon as I was Informed that charges had been brought acalnst me, 1 voluntarily came to Belleville, for I was always ready to come when wanted, or when it was deemed I could be helpful In remedying the situation. "I have but one desire to pay off every cent I owe to anyone, and I feel that my holdings should be sufficient for this If properly handled. "Host of the losses were due to moneys spent In paying Interest, buying up-mortgages and trying thus to protect my clients and in bearing the burdeiu Coatlaaed oa Par 3. Calotnn 2. i PRAYS AT COT FATALLY HURT BY HIS AUTO A. W. Rehfeldt Found Daughter of John C. Haub, Who Dies After Washington Avenue Acc.dent. John C. Haub, 50 years old, agent fcr the Missouri Pacific at Glencoc, -St. Louis County, was run down at Ninth street and Washington avenue at 9 a. m. yesterday by an automobile run bv Arthur W. Rehfeldt of 6820 Waterman avenue, secretary of the LIndell Real Estate Co. He died at 8:30 last night at the Missouri Pacific Hospital from a fracture of the skull. Haub, who was wearing a white duck suit, was at first supposed by the police to be a street cleaner. Rehfeldt took him in his machine to the city dispen sary and followed him to the city hospital. When llaub's daughter, Mrs. G. H. Oberg of Easton avenue, reached the hospital, she found Rehfeldt kneeling, by his tot, praying for his recovery. Mrs. Oberg had her father removed to the Missouri Pacific Hospital, where for the last 10 days he had been a patient. He was being treated for kidney trouble, and felt so much improved yesterday morning that he went down town on business. Rehfeldt told policemen that as he approached Ninth street, running eas; FARMER -AT DEATH, DIRECTS BROTHER Heir Follows Instructions and Finds $lo,ooo Treasure in Ground. When Henry Kellam, a farmer, living two miles from Sh'pman, 111., appeared at the Bank of Shipman a week ago to deposit a bag of moldy gold coins, there was little comment When he re turned two days later with another bar of tarnished gold gossip ensued. And when he reappeared yesterday, with third bag of gold caked with mud, together with several rolls of mildewed greenbacks, a sensation followed. The gold deposits amounted to about $3000. In addition, there was $1000 !n bills, besides a quantity of war-time Dills In denominations of 15, 23, CO ana 75 cents, totaling about $100. Eight days ago Claytoa B. Keilarn, aged 80, brother of Henry, died. He was regarded as eccentric by his neighbors, but was believed to have left an estate of about $25,00, consisting of his farm and money In the bank. Henry Kellam had been summoned from California be fore his brother's death. It was learned that on his deathbed Clayton Kellam confided to his brother that at various places on the farm was burled a considerable sum of money. which he could have for the digging. Kellam's pracUce of concealing his mon ey In the ground began during the Civil War, w hen there was no ank Jn Ship man, and afterwards became a habit Shipman eagerly is expecting other finds of burled wealth. No treasure seekers have invaded the Kellam farm as yet From the condition of the money, offi cials of the Bank of Shipman said, yesterday, that most of it had been buried a long time, and that some had been In terred since the 'sixties. Some of the greenbacks were so de cayed by moisture or so wormeaten they will have to be exchanged for notes of more recent issue. The "shin plasters," which have no value as currency, have been sent to New Tork to be sold at a premium as curious. Kellam has several brothers In California and says that soon he will transfer the treasure to that State. LOCAL SHOWERS COMING WITH COOLER WEATHER THE TEMPERATURES. JJ m Jl B r. m Ti 7 v. tn 12 (noon! H t. m 3 t. m B7 9 p. m ,.7 ..F5 ..84 "Speaking o f F ast-StIouis BOOK KEEPCF? easy Jobs," said Jones, "I'd like to be a switchman on the free bridge." "Or fire guard in a natatorium," remarked, son James. "Or botanist in a roof garden." said daughter Ada. "You'd all have harder Jobs than mine," said mother. "I'd like to be the weather man. All he has to do Is to hand out a bulletin every day, 'Fair tonight and tomorrow; not much change In tho temperature. " (Note.-Mother was right The offi cial forecast every day last week except Tuesday, was In the words she auoted. Tuesday It was "Fair and continued warm.") Offletal forwae tor Ht. Loot a ad vicinity t Fair aad roarlaDed warm Kaadayf loeal ahowera aad marwkit eoaler hy night r MhiiIit. IlltnnU Fair, 'continued warm Aundav: howara anrl wnrwfcat wol.-r at nlmxt r Mrm.l.iv: trxxlrrai emitlteaat and eocth wlndi. ocemlna variable. TO BURIED WEALTH FOR MAN Kneeling in Hospital by on Washington avenue, he saw the man in the white suit and another man, 1 blue serge, standing in tho street talk ing. He sounded his horn, and sail the man in blue stepped upon the side walk and, putting his hands on the shoulders of the man in white, ao parently pushed him. He stepped in front of the machine, Rehfeldt said just as Rehfeldt was trying to turn th car so as to avoid striking him. Mrs. Oberg learned that no money had been found In her father's pocket She said she could not understand how he would be downtown without so mud as carfare. No one has been able to tell who the man in blue was, or where he went, though the police took th names of several witnesses. Haub had a wife and nine children seven of them sons, lie had be:n the employment of the Missouri Pacifi 34 years. Coroner Bopp of St. Louis County was notified of his death, and came into the city to make an lnves tigation. The Inquest will be hell b the City Coroner, beginning tomorrow morning. ROPE TO ELOPE Dorothy Eckhoff, 16, Outwits Parents at 2 A. M. and Weds Man Father Had Fired. The midnight elopement on Aug. 8 of Dorothy Eckhoff, 16-year-old daughte: of Clemens Eckhoff of 3219 Sullivan av enue, a furniture dealer, with Lloyd Zerface, formerly the family chauffeur, was revealed last night when the girl's father announced that the couple will bo married for a second time. today In a Catholic church at Ellwood, Ind. Miss Eckhoff slid down a rope froni her bedroom, and went with Zerface to Ellwood, his old home, where thre days later the couple were married by Zcrface's father, a Justice of the Peace. Zerface, who is 21 years old lort his Job as chauffeur about six months ago, when Mr. and Mrs. Eck hoff discovered he was in love with Dorothy and that Ehe reciprocated his attachment At the time of the elopement, Zer face was employed by Charles Peters of 6220 Westminster place and lived at the Peters home. It appears that after Zerface was discharged by Eckhoff he contrived to meet the girl secretly. Sht! had told her parents, frankly, when they questioned her, that sho loved the young chauffeur. Father Makes a Scene. About 2 a. m. Aug. S Eckhoff, who was unable to sleep, went to his daughter's room and found a rope dangling from a window, from which the screen had been removed. The rope was tied to the brass bedstead. Dorothy was missing. Eckhoff telephoned to the Peter3 home and learned that Zerface also was missing. He employed private de tectives to trace the pair, who were found a few days later at the parental home of Zerface In Ellwood, a quiet little Hoosier village. Immediately upon learning the Zerface and Dorothy were there, Eckhoff and his son, Henry J. Eckhoff of 2266 East Clarence avenue, hastened there. They went to Police Headquarters in the town end the elder Eckhoff demanded that his daughter be produced forthwith. It is reported Eckhoff evinced such anger that the village Chief of Police refused to let him interview any member of the Zerface family until he gave assurance that he .was not armed. Xerer Welcome Soa-ln-Law. Eckhoff told the Chief that his fists were his only weapons. He calmed appreciably when he was told Dorothy and Zerface were married. He had an Inter view with the bride, telling her that she would be welcomed at home, but her husband never would be received there. WILSON WEDDING NOV. 25 TO BE BRILLIANT AFFAIR President Consents to Daughter Making Event One of the Most Notable in White House. CORNISH. N. H., Sept. 6.-The mar riage of Miss Jessie Wilson, second daughter of President Wilson, to Fran cis B. Sayre of New. Tork. Is to take place at the White House In Washing ton, Tuesday, Nov. 25. The annoMnce-ment was made from the summer White House today by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. through her secretary. Miss Isabella L. Hagner. This, the thirteenth wedding at the White House. Is to be an afternoon af fair. Although the desire of President Wilson always has been for extreme simplicity, it Is understood he has given his consent to plans which call fir an affair as brilliant as any that has ever taken place in the historic man sion at the nation's capital. BAND CONCERT TODAY At Forest Park. PoepplnaTa Band. S:S0 to (:IO p. nu GIRL SLIDES DOWN WITH CHAUFFEUR BRYAN GIVES HIS IMPRESS OF PRESIDENT WILSON Secretary of State in Maine Speech Calls Executive Modern Thomas Jefferson. "HAS MIND OF HIS OWN'! Declares Nation's Head . Best Prepared of Any Man Who Ever Held the Office. WATERVILLE. Me.. Sept. 6. "Woodrow Wilson is the best prepared of any man who has gone into the White House as President," said Secretary of State Bryan today. In calling upon the voters of the Third Congressional District to uphold the Democratic administration by electing William R. Pettangall, the Democratic candidate for Congress, at Monday's election. Bryan's remarks in eight addresses. In three of the five counties of the district, were devoted to national affairs. It was at Belfast that Bryan extolled the qualities of President Wil son. He said "Our President stands as an ex ponent of the best principles of to day. Just as Thomas Jefferson stood as the exponent of the Democratic principles years ago. No man can tell Woodrow Wilson what to do. He has a mind of his own He is a real friend of the people. This campaign is p. very Important one, for it is aiding the administration to lead the people to higher ideals, and to work on the side of the people." Mexican C'oatroveray. Discussing the Mexican contro versy, the Secretary of State said: Thai was a legacy to President Wil son from the previous administration. Your President Is trying to lift in ternational politics to a higher plane and Is handling the Japanese and Mexican questions with great diplomatic skill. Bryan praised the President as man of masterly ability, perfect poise and sincere desire to help all the people In their struggle for good government. "President Wilson." he said, "has wor. a victory such as no President na accompusnea in his work world-wide peace." for BRYAN TOP-LINER IN A TENT SflOU Secretary of State to Do Num. ber of One-Night Stands on Chautauqua Circuit. WASHINGTON. Sept. 6.-Wll!iam Jen- nings Bryan. Secretary of State, will be the topliner for 12 days in a moving ient show which will make one nihi stands in Maryland. Pennsylvania. Virginia and West Virginia, beginning on Monday night Bryan will appear under the Chautau qua Association of Swarrhmore. Pa. He was booked early in the beginning of his idmlnistratlon of the State Department Secretary Bryan will report back in Washington each day. He will do most of his eating and all of his sleeping aboard train. He is booked for his first lecture on the 12-stand circuit at Salisbury, Jid.. Monday night at 8 o clock. As stellar attraction of this circuit. Secretary Bryan succeeds Judge Ben -lndsey, the Juvenile Court expert from Denver, who goes out on another 'wheel." According to the circular i- ued by the association, Bryan will share the program with a different act of attractions." The dates for the appearances of Iiry- an and places are: Sept. 8, at 8 p. m.. Salisbury, Md.; Sept 9, at 4 p. m.. Media. Pa.: Sept 9, at S p. m., Glenold-en. Pa.; Sept 10. at 8:30 p. m.. at Cristfield. Md.; Sept 1L at 8 p. m.. at Phoenixville. Pa.; Sept 12, at 8 p. m., at Woodberry, N. J.; Sept 13, at 3:30 p. m.. Charlestown. W. Va.; Sept 13. at 9 m.. Woodstock. Va.: Sept 16. at 8 p. , Staunton, Va.; Sept. 18. at 8 p. m.. Charlottesville. Va.; Sept. 19, at 8 p. nt. Culpepper, Va.; Sept 20, at 8 p. m.. Warrenton, Va in the troupe to show with Bryan are the National Operatic company. Lecturer William T. Ellis. Florentine Concert Band. Miss Melrose, the soloist: ma gicians and Jugglers; Frank Dixon, lec turer; Prof. Paul M. Pearson, lecturer; Miss Brodbeck, soloist a daughter of Congressman Brodbeck of Pennsylvania: Henry Such, violinist: Alpine yodlers; Battis. in impersonation of Dickens characters, and other features. The circular announces that Bryan will receive J60 per day and expenses. OKLAHOMA NEGRO GIRL HAS $100,000 INCOME She Is 10 Years Old and Drew Lucky Allotment in Rich Oil Field. MUSKOGEE. Olc.. Sept . A 10- year-old negro girl win pay the argest Income tax in umanoma. Sarah Rector,, wno lives Just west of Muskogee. Is the girl. Her now. It Is said. Is approximately 100.000 year. It Is th old story of the lucky al lottee and th oil welL Sarah Is th escendant of a Creek freed man. Sh ad nothttir to Ao with th selection her allotment and probably has never seen It. It Is 1C0 acres of land and npon It has been drilled th Digest producing wall In th mld-continant field, near th ttwi of Coahi&s, MEXICAN ARMY OFFICER IS KILLED BY 0. S. OFFICIALS Federal Lieutenant Enters El Paso "to Kill a Gringo" and Is Shot. SALAZAR'S MEN AROUSED Anger of Mexicans on Border Leads American General to Hold Cavalry Ready. EL PASO. Tex.. Sept 6. Before Lieut F. Acosta, an officer in Gen. Salazar's Federal command at Juarez, crossed the Stanton street International bridge tiis afternoon he remarked that he "was going to kill a gringo." He was killed by United States Customs Inspector T. F. Jonah and Immigration Inspector Thomas N. Heifron, after he had opened fire on them with a rltle on the American side of the international boundary. He was shot through the mouth and arm. and his horse, from which he had dismounted, was shot through the side. The American officers were uninjured. Killed 3 Feet Away. Heifron was standing at the Amer ican end of the bridge when Acosta first opened fire at him. He fired back, using an automatic pistol. Jonas hastened to his assistance and began firing at the Mexican. The Mexica-. officer was within 30 feet of the Americans before he was killed. Two troops of the Thirteenth Cavalrv i were ordered to the bridge following the shooting in order to restrain thj . many Mexicans who had gathered on the Mexican side of the bridge. Gen. Hugh I. Scott commander of the United States troops, was notified of the shoot- ' lng and he ordered all troops to be prepared for movement to El Paso from i Fort Bliss in case of trouble. Tonight a detachment of cavalry has been le't I at both international bridges and all army officers and troops have been ordertd to remain at quarters in case of an outbreak among the Mexicans. American Party Threatened. A bitter feeling against Amerlnns was manifested in Juarez by Salazar's Federal troops following the shooting. I Oleson of EI Paso crossed to the Mexican side with a party of American men and - women and reported later to American army offlcers that a Federal officer drew his pistol and threatened to shoot him. Inspector of Mexican Consulates, M. E. Diebold of El Paso Is conducting an investigation of the shooting. American officers placed Heifron and Jonah under arr;t after the killing. They were release! on $100 bonds. Mexican officers at Juarez tried to stop Lieut. Acosta from crossing the bridge before his invasion, but he threatened to shoot anyone who Interfered with him. The Mexican officers said that he had been drinking, and after he was killed, a bottle of Mexican whisky was found in his saddle bags. HUERTA'S PROMISE NOT A DIRECT ONE Only Assurance That He Will Not Be Candidate Was in Gamboa's Second Note. MEXICO CITY, Hex.. Sept. 6. Persistent assertions in the news dispatches and direct inquiries by American papers have brought from Charg3 O'Shaughnessy the declaration that neither Provisional President Huerta, n-r Foreign Minister Gamboa has given Ms assurances, verbal or otherwise, that Gen. Huerta will not be a candidate for the presidency at the next elections, further than the reiteration by Senor Gamboa, in a recent statement to the d American note that Gen. Huerta was prohibited by a clause in the constitution fiom such candidacy. Charge O'Shaughnessy has advised the State Department at Washington to this effect. He apparently Is at a los to know the basis of the statement at tributed to him that he had been given further verbal assurances. The matter of a loan by local banks to the administration is said to have progressed to the point where a por tion of the 12,0000,0000 pesos sub- scribed Is already available this in J face of the threat by the rebela leader. Gen. Carranza, that "tho revolution does not recognize, but makes void" any arrangement entered Into by banks with the "usurper Huerta." Warning messages, dated Eagle Pass, have been received by the banks participating In the loan, signed Ven-ustlano Caranza, calling the attention o-" the bank directors to "the responsibility as accomplices" Incurred by aiding the Huerta government IVew Orders Enable Consols to Give Amerlraaa Prompt A a Id. WASHINGTON, Sept t Th United States Government today broadened the powers of Its counselor representatives In Mexico to such a degree that it Is believed there will be no further obstacle to a mor general withdrawal of American citizens from the danger sones of th Southern republic American consuls In Mexico already had been Instructed to furnish first-class transportation to any who desired it on condition that they would later reimburse th Stat Department Supplementary laatrnctlons wr Issued today, however, to rle Americans whatever transportation thy desired and thy would be expected to reimburse the Government only tf they wer able and at their soovanleaes. 57. LOUIS BEAUTY AND YOUNG ENGLISHMAN SHE IS TO WED Jh'-.! ' f2Wl ' - - ; J. v. . . ".-1 si fa 1 MIS? ISABEL YALLE MISS ISABEL VALLE James Hope-Nelson Proposed When in Party With Her on Trip to Alaska. NEW TOniC. Sept. 6. The New Torn American prints the following cabled message from London : Th announcement of the engagement of James Hope-Nelson to the lovely Miss Isabel Valle of St IOuls vastly surprised some members of the lucky young man's family, and all his friends here. In fact, Hope-Nelson had kept the engagement secret even from his brother. Hugh, who knew nothing of it until told today by tho American's correspondent He is son and heir of Sir William Hope-Nelson. Bart, a millionaire ship owner and chairman of the Nelson IJne of steamships and of the Nelson Steam Navigation Co. At his home, Batsford Tark, More-ton-ln-the-Marsh, Gloucester. Hope-Net- I son at first would not admit he had won the young woman. But when pressed, he confirmed his engagement to Miss Vail. "I first met Miss Valle early last summer, when I was in St. Louis." said lie. "I was on a three-months' shooting and fishing tour In America. I met her again at Dawson City Alaaka. It was while we wer witn a party of friends on a boating tour down the river to Vancouver that I proposed and was accepted. "That Is all I have to tell." concluded Hope-Nclaon, smiling happily, "except that I shall return to America this month. Our wedding Is arranged to take place In St Louis In October." The engagement of Miss Valle to the young Englishman was announced exclusively In Friday's Post-Dispatch. At attracted wide attention, because cf Miss Valla's acknowledged position as on of th noted beautiful young women of St Louis society. At Newport In 1912. Miss Valle wa declared by Mrs. William K. Vanderhi:t to be "the best-looking rirl In Amer. lea." Mrs. Robert Ooelet's reply was that, st any rate, the was unquestionably tr best-looWlr.f girl In Newport. flha I the daughter of Dr.' Jule 1. Valle of tfj Maryland place. r 1 fXl & t?- .1 Tv7' Hi. " ;C v M : ' 'A i C r. X II I 'II r frtiy-tt vi A r'tk strooss... ' S T m"'m - aaaw. v-- -. r ENGLISH FIANCE ELS OF WOOING MT- ' , 1 J- - vw A , - 'it'll cJAMrTS HOPE -Nf LON. GIRL FOILS FATHER ON LEVEE AND FLIES Miss Jean Baker, 17, Persuades Her Papa to Accompany Her, Then Takes a Ride. William 1L Baker of SS1C Maple avenue was not unsuspicious yesterday afternoon when his 17-year-old daughter, Miss Jean Baker, a student at the Visitation Convent, asked him to accompany her to the foot of Ollv street, where Tony Jannus was to give an exhibition in his hydroaeroplane. Baker remembered that only a frantic telegram to his brother, C. N. Baker of Paducah. Ky., prevented his daughter last May from fulfilling her plan to fly with Jannus from that city to St Louis. Ther was quite a crowd on the Levee, when the Bakers arrived. "Para," said the demure Miss Baker, "won't you let me gt In the flying boat Just to have my picture taken r Baker could see no harm In that, and consented. The craft was pulled against the Vnk rmr Miss Baker climbed aboard. Jannus directed that the plane be pushed a little way out Into the water, "to make th picture more lifelike," he explained to Raker, who nodded his head In approval. WJis was his surprise, when suddenly Jannus touched a lever, th motor burst Into a ' roar, and the laughing couple, waving their hands, began sweeping along the water and then soared Into the air! Baker shook hla fists at the aeroplane, which was swiftly diminishing to-ward the south. Next he turned upon Tom Benoist, whom he accused of engineering the coup, and declared that nothing would delight him mor than to thrash him on th spot. The flying boat dwindled and than disappeared. - Minute after minat passed, with Baker still declaiming to Benoist that he was "ho gentleman." While tie anxious father waited !n th daughter sailed down to Jefferson Barrarks She was brought back in safety after 21 mlnutea "Papa trolded mo." said Mls Baker U:t, "bat "hen h saw X ws safs he forgav me." H TONY ANNO HOT SPRINGS MS AID; 2500 LOST Citizms' Committee Points Out Many People From Other States Are Thrown on Their Hands as Result of $6,000,000 Blaze That Destroyed 55 Blocks. i i raJll MILITIA ARRIVES TO PREVENT LOOTING Fine Residences, Big Hotels and Public Buildings Burned Business Section and Bathhouses Are Not Touched. i HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Sept. . Many of the 25) persons left homeless by th $f,ono(vy) fire that swept Hot Fpr'nrs jesterday and tat night slept In tho open tonight gusrding th little property they were sbl" to asv. On om-jany of militia ordered her by Gov. Hays to prevent looting arrived at midnight, and another will com tomorrow morning. Persons who lost hr!r homes obtained aeslitance from the Bualneas Men's league and homes all over th city ml In South Hot Springs wer opened to the sufferers. Fraternal organisations throughout the State have started a relief fund, snd a mass meeting will be held in Little Rock tomorrow to provide assistance. The Kmrutlv Committee of the Business Men's League met UrnUM with the Mayor . nd the City Courtll to arrange a relief program. Appeal tor natalde Aid. An uptH-ul fur outside aid was Isnued today, raying: "While we do not wish to be placed In the atlltudo of ssktng for outl! assistance, th cry of suffering humanity suggests th propriety of ae. ceptlng any ss-Utnce that may be offered by generous public. Thousands of people hav been rendered pennilra and lioinrleas. Th destitution Is acute and th need of assistance Is Imperative and Immediate. Ordinarily, wV could take car of our local rltltens In a disaster of this kind but ther are hundreds of cltlsens from other states thrown on our bounty. This snakes our burden great" Th appeal was authorised by a committee comprised ot rlty effliiss snd citizens. M. A. Elsie was chosen treasurer. Residents, exhausted In fighting th conflagration which burned over an area of 300 acres, or 53 blocks, neverth. less devoted the day to relief measure for tb homeless. Three thousand dollars, subscribed at a mass meeting, was devoted to their pressing needs. The Tubllo Utilities Co. today rartly resumed a lighting service. Muis-drawn cars furnish transportation. Kotlaaate ef fc Laaaes. As complete an estimate of th loss as could b mad today Is as fellows: Park Hotel and furnishing. roo.OOO; pubiio ramies plant raa.000 to XOCOUO; Southwestern Telegraph and Telephon Co., IIL0.000; Garland Count Courthouse. S3M.000; Moody Hotel. 1110,000; Hot- Springs High School. fUO.000; Cooper Brothers Livery and Transfer, tT0,0n; Central M. E. Church, rs.000; Ira Mountain freight and passenger depot. $,000; Iron Mountain shops. 2.00; rv.l- Isrd Laundry, J40.000; People's Laundry, $40,000; Orange Street rresbyterten Cl.uruh, .000; Osark Sanitarium, U, 000; Slegeler Apartment". IC000; BIJour Rink, 120.000; Woodcock Apartments, IE. ooo. Scott-Mayer Commission Co . tin,-000; Plunkett-Jarrett Orocery Co.. m.onO; Hot Springs Commission Co.. HO.ouO; Hemp Williams Hardware Co.. tl.00; Pasteurised Milk Co.. 130.000; 123 buslnee buildings, 100.000; 63 to 700 resldenr building", many of th palatial struc tures. I2.fo0.0oo. The district shown In th famJiiar picture of the heart of Hot Spring, printed In folders, was not touched by the fir, which start! before 4 p. tn. yesterday snd burned Itself out it 1 a. m. today. Starting on Church street, near I'Wa-ant, the ftrn burned n-rt!i to a-.?i. ter's Hall, on Pleaoant ttreet. h easing east to laurel tie.t. o-iit '.'irk, across Malvern avenue. !s.ti? in tn Psrk Hotel, golitK tn a etten lire,-tlo'i. dtruyiut the It to Mountain 1 pot and ahoj.g and lnan utl-.rr bull 1-Inga In Its path. On Orand avenue, th Central lUg School and the Langaton negro .hi.ot wer destroyed. It then went joutii-west on Grand avenue to W.wlb:ua, to liasel. crossing Ouachita aven-ie; then west on 1 sel to Quapaw, continuing to Iteb avenue end froi.i thrie ! Prospect avenue. From th moat northern point at I 1 ton street, near Crotra! avenu and Vaiey street th fir rroaaed Pleasant and Cottage streets to Valley street ? Malvern avenue; crossed Ma!vra to Valley; south to Junrtloa f Market a4 Elm street than westarly acreas Cewtral stem. to Ouachita, than aawthwaa-ieriy on Ouachita avenu. taking ta th Moody Hotel and West Hon, sat fVa corner of Orange and Ouachita, thence north waatarty crossing Quapaw avenu to Hawthorn street wher It swapt verjthlr.g out ef b'.ock M, with th exception of thre residences. & e- HOMES III RE Cat1iiet aa rag S. C4i ,7-.

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