Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on June 8, 1908 · Page 1
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ECATUR , THE WEATHER. - ' WASHINGTON, June 7. Wcaihcr In-llcatiouM for Illinois: Tbnnder Kbowern and cooler Monday, Tuesday generally fair, frexh to brlnt HOuih went to northwest frinds. 8 PAGES LEI JD, 1A1 I V VI i "twenty-seventh y ear. DECATUR, ILLINOIS.. MONDAY, JUNE 8, 1908 NUMBER 296 UPHILL, UPHOLD IDEAS OF ROOSEVELT w Practically Every Plan . - gith Exception of Details y Has Been Written Is ' opinion of Confidential ' Friends of the Leaders. STROM DECLARATION FOR TARIFF REVISION detection of American La, , ' bor . .However, will Be ' TEmphaticaUy 'Champion---Financial Plank Has Received Careful Atten-: "tion from Committee. . platform and on whic.i the "i0artv iU stand during the BtpubUcan party comp'.etea next campaign has Deuf delails, J LereTary Taft, who have been wmsm . ol me P"f wiU be WHrty. wnose : and bene -T as interest of y- ficient; ana as " u.the.p".P.1!;-,. it will be declared, . Tnese P"-'::- the DOlicies are (juite m .h,;h as of the Democratic party The Republican part - Sot-a. a party, of Protercft,", rund money, as a party of P-" m4 good principles, as a Pf tn lire freedom to Cuba and lifted the 5 fron? the necks of the peopte of .the Philippines and from Porto K-co v- iTi fnr ndmiration-and made the mibject of much praise. r .H.nfinn has been given t ttr latform makers to the tariff than - to any other subject. There will be M unequivocal declaration for revis- .... v a... A i.-ruU 5rm 13 tO ledvc the working out of the detail- to the tnsennity of congrtss. x - Ze Hon will take Ine shape of a pleage to so equalize duties as to -gie me .i Kofit of the most . 1 v.. i Qi:tpnt with the i utuniDie pint 1 ; i ' protection of domestic industries and home labor. No Foreiqn Labor. t .in imntip.inv stated that there must be no innovation that will permit American labor to come into . competition with foreign labor, and accordingly it will be specified that in ' ill cases the duty must be equal to .the difference between the American and the European cost of production, - tnd a reasonable profit to the American nrndiiopr The principle of protection will-be endorsed in general terms, and there may be a declaration favorable to the maximum and minimum tariff as one 'of the best calculated to insure pro- ttotera of American Interests under varying conditions. k" - A clause declaring against the util-- Jatlon of the tariff for the promotion fM a mononolv is also among the probabilities. Next to the tariff, the financial plank ag received the most careful attention: congress will be congratu!ated n the Aldrich-Vreeland act as in the Interest of sound finance and as calculated to protect the business world - against nosoihlo panics in the near fu- tire, and at the same time provide for permanent improvement or the cur-: Jency system, through recommendations, -which it is anticipated will be : made 'by the commission appointed Under the new law. There will be a pronouncement in "ivor ot. national control as agains national ownership of railroads. ' .DECIDE NOT TO BOT-T. Allies" Recall Statement That They Would Ignore Committee, nf v. ' June Representatives " ",B Times" tonight recalled the', natement that thsy will bolt the Re "mcan national committee so far as the Presentation of evidence to sup POrt the Clnlma r.f . ..ta x . "'on from the southern states Is -""cernea. m?l8re ls evidence that the announce ttv It ,?de last UP" the author ' JW RePrescntative James Francl: ft., v ""naser lor Senator Knox ' ,. "8 ,Vaa been in conference with M lm?.r Hemenwav and J. B. Kealing. - thu . na and others identified with ' ii. ...camPa!gn beine made hv th "ai- oth.CI'a?ed dissension. some of the - ""er spokesmen for tv, .in.. -dvtaea . annU"cement to b- ill-i tod,,,' and they busied themselves -eroiwTlnteract lts effact- After ' "fcaed? inferences the following was 'Pof atl'KaHt,.h0rity of representa- tote. nthi ftthe Presidential candi-'attitwL than Secretary 0f War int M V3 Prese"t their side of tonal coZLdelegttte cases to the na-' te Sni "e?" Appeals will be tak- C0JvenUonC"sef!tials a"d later t0 th' ' rWeentaMv?rm deterinination of the national committee an onnor. "uuee nn , wie cum- SPURN WEALTH; ARE HAPPY DN1.25 A DAY Scion of Boston Family and Chorus Girl Do Not Miss Riches. , BOSTON. June 7 -Through the .... .. t.,,rr nas come a mtssage to the friends of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bris-tow- Draper, the rich young man a son of Eben S. Draper, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and head of one of the oldest families in Xew England, and Queenie Sanford. a stage fa vorite of less than two years ago. ine marriage of the vounc- rnnr.lp was heralded as one of th sumnaiinnc of the day. when it became known some time after the secret ceremony, and then the vounar pmmia ef.iftoi west on a bridal triD and spmort tn drop from sight. Their acauaintances had almost ceased to" wonder about them, when the word came from Burlington. .Vt.. that young Draper' was working in a cotton mill for SI ?S a day and he and 4:1s wife were as "happy as any young couple could be on this ncome, and that their hannlnpss hmi been greatly augmented by the arrival two months ago of a little son. Young Draper was at one time un derstood to be engaged to a Miss Alice Ray. a prominent Massachusetts society girl. Suddenly, without any apparent reason, the engagement was broken and shortly afterward Draper married the chorus girl secretly. It was broadly hinted that Draper jiltc: Miss Ray for Queenie Sanford. At any rate soon after the wedding the young man broke the news to his family. It caused consternation. Dremed Plainly, but Still Pretty. There was no quarrel and todav the two families are on excellent terms. Young Draper took his chorus girl bride to Burlington, where he rented a workman's cottage just big enough for two, and then set about looking for work. He was not long in getting employment In a cotton at the small wage of $1.25 j day. of this was a year ago. So oduy he is still an employe of the mill and his wages have not been Increased much for promotions come slow in cotton mills, but he and his bride are supremely happy with their baby which Is just cutting its first tooth. A few days ago Mr. Draper was informed he was next in line for a foremanship at Slo a week. No one to see Mrs. Draper now would recognize in her the dashing Queenie Sanford of two years ago, the pretty Broadway favorite. She is stiil the same beauty, but "instead of the latest fads and fancies In the way of dress she wears plain cotton gowns and her dark luxurious hair is brushed plainly back from her brow and she looks the part, she is -playing on life's stage the country wife. TEMPERANCE BEER WILL BE TESTED Officials of the Anti-Saloon"' League - Have Beverages Analyzed. Prosecutions in different parts of the state may be started as a result of the action of the Illinois Anti-Saloon league in having the so-called soft drinks which are sold in "dry" territory tested. Samples of ' ino. Bull? Sunaaes, "White Ribbon Beer," "Temperance Beer" and other fancy named drinks have been analyzed but the official re sult is not given out. These drinks are said to be beer with just enougn alcohol, in them to make them salable in anti-saloon territory. A flat taste, which is the feature of all the beverages, is not pleasing to beer drinkers and the constancy be tween the man anc the drink leads th'e officials of the Anti-Saloon league to think that in many instances the per cent of alcohol overreaches the legal limit. HE SNEERS AT DR. OSLER. At 94 Man Helps Wreck Church He Aided to Erect. OWEXSVILLE, IND., June 7 Uncle Thomas Gooch, 94 years old assisted in tearing down the old Meth odist church which he helped to build sixty years ago. The building was wrecked In order that it might be re placed with a more modern church. and Uncle Thomas gave his work as a contribution toward tha new building. He selected his own task, which was to knock the mortar off the bricks' with a hatchet, and labored several davs .without evidence of fatigue. - AI together he handled several thousand bricks, piling them up for reuse after cleaning them. ra WInn Made Old. ST. PETERSBURG, June 7. A new process for the aging of wines by the use of ozone, .the invention or young Russian scientist named Ovch- enmikoff. was demonstrated today In the presence of the director of the imperial vineyards and other interest ed persons. The claim is made tnat this process accomplishes i na few minutes a maturity that ordinarily requires years. tunity to consider all contests on tneir merits." Diplomatic Proceeding. It became known today that the adjournment of the national committee yesterday was largely in the nature of a diplomatic proceeding. It had been suggested to Senator Lodge, ah ardent supporter of Taft. that inasmuch as the nomination of Taft on the first ballot seemed highly probably that the remainder of the contests should br. settled on a harmony basis. The plan was not viewed with favor by many members of the committee who have dominated the proceedings from the start. Taft managers at once commenced a seriesi of telegraph and telephone communications between this city and Washington. Before noon today, Hitchcock had received from Washington an official endorsement on the "stand pat" position he had taken, and the statement was made that if the "allies" declined to continue their contests before the national committee a temporary roll of the convention would be filed by the Taft delegation from the contested districts. The committee will begin work aeain at 10 o'clock tomorrow, taking up first the contests of the third Florida dls trlct ONLY 14 ARRESTS FOR DRUNKENNESS Remarkable Decrease in Intoxication for First Month of Dry Era 69 1NSAME PERIOD OF '07 All But One of Men Jailed Secured Liquor in Springfield. RECORDS FOR THE MOXTH. Record of arrests for drunk . eitneKM ia a follotvH: 100S. 1907. May S 1 1 May 9 .-. :7 O 1 May 10 0 1 May 11 I O . May 12 a 2 . May IS 0 3 : J. May 14 . -. 0 . O - May 15 , 1 1 - . May 10 ' O - 0 ; . May IT 1 - 0 May IS --. May 1 O -3 . May 20 0 1 May 21 0 3 May 22 0 1 . May 23 1 2 May 24 1 0 1 . ' May 2B 1 3 May 2B O 2 : May 2T O 4 . May SS 0 1 May 2 0 O - May SO 1 5 . May SI O 3 . June 1 1 7 June 2 0 7 June 3 1 1 June 4 0 2 . Juue S 2 1 June 0 1 O J June 7 0 4 - - .;. Total 14 ! The first'month of Decatur's drype riod closed last night at 12 o'clock. The i iccuiua at. nw.i-. . that there has been vl remarkale decrease in the number of drunks arrest ed during the month compared with the same period last year. Arrests -allied with drunkenness have also decreased. Since the saloons closed their doors -there have been-fourteen arrests for drunkenness, while the number of arrests for disorderly con duct and disturbng the peace has drop ped to the surprising number of seven. For the same month last year there were 69 arrests for drunkenness while the number of arrests for disorderly conduct was seventeen. For the same period in 1906 there were fifty-six arrests for drunkenness; in 1905 ther were fifty-eight: in 1904, fifty-one; in 1903, thirty-one; i:i 1902, forty-one; in 1901, twenty-six. ana in 1900 there were thirty-six arrests. Of the fourteen drunks arrested during the first month of the dry era. all but one secured his liquor in Springfield. The exception was the Pole arrested in the north part of the city several days ago. He drank alcohol, which he had purchased before the saloons closed. The accompanying table was carefully compared with the police records last night: FIRE BREAKS OUT CATTLE BASIS Blaze st American Distillery Plant in Pekin Causes A Loss of $28,0C0. PEKIX, ILL,., June 7 A fire broke out in the big hay sheds of the Ameri can distillery last mgnt at tu o chjck and rapidly spread to the north section of the cattie barns, creating a stampede among the' thousand head of cat'le housed in the barns. Men were hurried through the barns unhooking the chains and driving the cattle out into the highway and along the river bank. Fortunateiy not a single steer was caught in the burning barns. The firemen directed their attention to the bonded warehouse and the main distillery building, for it was impossible to save the barns or hay shed as thc-flames were fanned by a stiff breeze from- the northeast. The origin is supposed to be from rinmn heitin'oT in the sheds and there by starting a blaze, as hay frequently does when stored in large quantities snd after becoming damp, as was supposed to be the case because of thc-long continued wet weather. The loss on the hay is estimate.l at $(5,000 and en cattle barns, ?2'),009. fully covered by insurance. Disgraced Wanderer" Attempts Suicide. SPRINGFIELD- ILL.. June 7 Phil J. Abbott of 7immond, Ind.', attempted suicide at a iocal saloon by drinking a quantity of poison in a glass o! beer. He will probably die. He was formerly teller in a bank of Paducah. Ky.. but became involved in financial troubles and has since been a wanderer. Vest Brooklyn Church Eurns. WEST BROOKLYN, ILL., June 7 The Catholic church of this city was destroyed by fire yesterday. . The structure was built three years ago. It.-itlc Twenty Itoumls. SEATTLE. WASH.. June 7. DW.k cf Pin.Scnr. ?. bf ttl d twei.ty rounds t- a draw aboard the United States steamer Yosemite yesterdal afternoon. Honors ; were ven .throughout. FACTORY GiRL TO WED RICH MAN AFTER TEST He Gives Her Fortune and She Experiments with Society Life. ALLENTOWN. PA., June 7. Jennie I Clausen, a pretty young woman, formerly employed in a silk mill here at a wage of $8 a week, is at present living in one of the most exclusive hotels of New York ana making preparations for her marriage this summer to one of the wealthiest young men of New York, a member of an old and socially prominent family. A period of prbbation which has extended over two yejis, self-imposed by the' young woman, is nearing a close and, her friends declare that Jennie Clausen has proved herself fitted in every way to become the wife of a man of millions and to take her place in society. The conditions upon which the factory employe insisted before - she would consent to listen to the suit of the young millionaire for her hand make the romance one of fascinating interest to all who know the facts, and almost like a bit cf fiction, but its truth is vouched for by well-known men who have the confidence of the bride-to-be. Hh Fifth Avenue Home. A mansion on Fifth avenue, with a retinue of servants for two years and $250,000 in money for her own private account, were the gifts from the young millionaire to the factory girl to enable her to carry out her plan of education and experiment to find whether she could be happy in the new surroundings as the wife of a millionaire with an unlimited income. Now word has come to her friends in this city that the experiments have proved successful and Jennie Clausen has agreed to an early marriage to her suitor. The Fifth avenue mansion has been closed for the summer and the young woman has moved to a fashlonajjle hotel, where she Is known under another name than that of the factory girl who worked for several years for $S a week. She Is now a young woman of wealth, and when her marriage takes place only the few friends here who know her secret will be able to Identify her as Jennie Clausen. .Pulled Ont of River. The meeting between the factory girl and the young millionaire was the result of a chain of accidents. On his way to take his part in a polo game in another city, the young man was halted by a wreck near Allentown. He remembered that his family had Interests in a cement business in that city and looked up the manager. He could not find the man he sought and wandered about the city, in an effort to kill time. N On the banks of the I-ehigh river he watched at play a score of factory girls, led by Jennie Clausen, and in his interest in the game he made a misstep. With a cry he fell into the river and Jennie Clausen pulled him out She laughed at his plight and made him the butt of some good-natured fun. Suitor' AttentlonH Accepted. The young man at once became greatly interested in his pretty rescuer and remained in the city until he had learned her name. He called at her home several times. Then frequent visits to this city followed.. The girl accepted his attentions, and. when he proposed marriage, she told him that she was not certain that she would be happy as his wife, on account of his wealth and social position. She- thus feared he would tire of her. When she plainly stated -the conditions under which, she would listen to his proposal, they were gladly accepted. I!cr friends say that Jennie Clausen has so successfully managed the . fortune given her that she has almost doubled it within two rears. BRAVERY OF ENGINEER ES MANY LIVES Crawling Through Settling Caldron of Steam He Applies the Brakes. SPRINGFIELD, ILL., June -7. Braving the blinding steam and hot water which fillei the cab when a patch on the boiier head of an Illinois Central passenger engine gave way near Marine. III.. Engineer Lawrence O'Brien of this city crept from his place of refuge on the running board and shut off the engine. No one on the train was injured. although the coaches were filled with passengers and the engine had been runrrrng wild for several hundred yards. Shortly after the train, which was a southbound mail and express out of this city, had passed Allison', the patch on the boiler head gave way with a roar. O'Brien and his fireman. Thomas Plick, of Springfield, were both in their scats at the side of the boiler and were not scalded. Instinctively they plunged through the front open windows of the cab to the running board.. Although the train was running thirty miles an hour the men were safe in their position when OBrien thought of the many passengers in the coaches behind whose lives were endangered by the erratic actions of the disabled engine. He started back, and although the cab was still a seething caldron of steam smd hot water crawled through the window, gained the thi ottel applied the brakes and leaped to the ground. Not until the train came to a grind ing stop did the passengers know that .tnything had happened, and when the rirer.ian told of his chief's brave action they gave C'Brien an ovation. TORNADO KILLS FAEMEE AND SON MAITSTON. WIS.. June 7ic A tornado struck the farm of JohiV. Dalton this afternoon, destroying hisi farm house r.nd barns and killing Mr. Dal- toii and bis 12-year old son PhlUia, 7 REPAfCOLLEGE Never Able to Fully Compensate It, Declares Dr. Fullerton. ANNUAL SERMON AT JJJJ. School cf Music to Hold Its Commencement Thi3 Evening. DR. B. P. FULLERTON. The baccalaureate sermon to the members of the graduating class of the James Millikin university was preached in the assembly hall at the university Sunday morning by Baxter P. Fullerton,1 D. D., of St. Louis, moderator of the Presbyterian church in the United States. Long before the . appointed hour, the Interested friends of the graduates and the institution began to fill the hall. Dr. Fullerton chose as his text Philippians 3. 12, and in masterly fashion developed the thought that man is not yet peifect. but merely following aftar perfection, seeking to attain it. In a preliminary way, he emphasized the value of the Christian college in the educational system of this country. Ideals, he stated, are pictures thrown upon the canvass of the future. They are not stationary, but "moving" ideals, which change in form and magnitude as growth and development result. He sketched vividly some of the marvelous things achieved by man. who when a baby' Is so weak that unless watched and tended carefully he will die. "Great oaks from little acorns grow," and the mind and heart develop as does the physical being. Should Measure l"P to Ideal. No student, he said, .compensates the institution of learning which trains him. He may pay his tuition, but the college or university gives him far more in return, things which can not be measured in a material way. The duty of ihe student is to measure up to the Ideals and the honors which the institution has offered him. The future holds forth bright opportunities to the cultured' man and woman and the graduate, with high ideals, should reach forth and gain the rewards within his grasp. The following musical program was rendered: Choir. Sanctus from St. Cecilia Mass (Gounod) with tenor solo by S. T. Downs: choir. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs, from "The Messiah"; vocal quintet. Seek Ye the Lord (Roberts): choir. Jerusalem, O Turn Ye, from "Gallia" (Gounod) with soprano solo by Miss Jeannette Trautman; choir. Dresden Amen. The commencement calendar follows: Today. 4 p. m. Class day exercises. 8 p. m. Annual concert and commencement exercises of the school of music. Tomorrow. 9 a. m. Quinquennial commemoration and graduating exercises of the college. Address by William Chalmers' Cover. D. D., pastor Forty-First Street Presbyterian church. Chicago, and Josiah Strong, D. D., New York. 12 in. Banquet, with felicitations from friends. S p. m. Reception to the graduating class and friends by the Alumni association. The tennis tournament scheduled for S o'clock this morning and the track events scheduled for . 2 o'clock this afternoon will not be held. The only program to be given during the day will be the class day exercises of the senior class which will begin at 4 o'clock in the Assembly hall. The annual concert and commencement exercises of the school of music will be held in the, assembly hall at the university this evening, beginning at 8 o'clock. The first diploma class in the history of the school will be graduated. Those who will receive their degrees from the hands of Director Kaenr.er are Ora " Rodgers. Petersburg: Blanc-he Potter, Cross-vine; Nora Camp, Harristown; Edna Child.-. Lilly Ryder and Nellie Geb-hart. Decatur. Heretofore the conceit has been by members of the faculty, but this year advanced students of the school will participate. The University chorus and orchestra will appear, and violin, voice and piano solos will be given. Aiiiinnl Ileeeption Tuewdny. The alumni reception to the seniors and their friends extends also to frk-ids of the institution. The reception will beginat S o'clock Tuesday-evening and continue until 9 o'clock, at which time begins the business meeting of the association. At 10 o'clock will come the annual "reunion." President and Mrs. A. R. Taylor will recive the alumni of the university at their home. 1306 West Wood street, from 4 to 6 o'clock Tuesday af-tpmntiTl. The board of trustees of the university, which meets one year at the neeatur college and the next year at ti Lincoln collest, will hold a Short GRADUATE CAN NEW YORK MINSTREL , TO ENTER MINISTRY Actor Declares It is His Duty to Espouse Pulpit. NEW YORK. June 7. After spending thirty years as an actor. Reginald Barlow, son of "Milt" G. Barlow, once a prominent minstrel, has announced that he is to enter the ministry. Giving as his ambition the reconciliation of the church and stage. Mr. Barlow announced that he w-ould assist in conducting the services at the I Church of the Ascension, Green Point, tomorrow evening. The news came as a surprise to his friends. "In my opinion every actor when he becomes 50 or 60 years of age. if he is still in the profession, should become a minister," said Mr. Barlow. "His natural vocation has been appealing to all sorts of men and women, and he has seen all conditions. It is perfectly natural also that when a man has devoted the greater part of his life to make people laugh he should want to get down to serious things. There Is bound to come a time in the life of every man and woman when he or she must think of serious things." Influenced by the Rev. Walter Bent-ley, organizer of the Actors' Church alliance. Mr. Barlow is planning to enter the general theological seminary in the fall as a resident student, although it is probable that he ..will undertake "layman" preaching under Bishop Darlington. In the latter position he will start on an annual salary of $700. Mr. Barlow is'39 years old, and made his debut when a boy of 9 in his father's troupe of Barlow, Wilson, Primrose and West- While in Winnipeg In 1900 he Joined the Royal Canadian regiment and served In the Boer war. For his services in rescuing his captain when wounded he received a medal from Queen. Victoria. FIVE MEN BREAK JAiL AT DANVILLE Use Tableknife for Saw and Escape Through Crowded Streets. DANVILLE, ILL.. June 7. Five men escaped from the county jail late Saturday night, four of the men. making their dash for liberty through crowd ed streets and eluding the officers. The four men to get away were: Fred Schultz. John Dentis, Mike Sullivan and William -Archer, all under sentence to the penitentiary for burglary. The fifth man to get out of the building was a government prisoner awaiting trial for bootlegging. He was captured as he jumped to the ground. Friday evening Jailer Pratt missed one of the table knives from the dining room. A search of all the prisoners this morning failed to disclose its wherabouts. The men who escaped were located in the first corridor on the second floor. During the day they had made a saw out of the knife blade and sawed through an inch and a half steel bar. MEXICAN IRRIGATION LAW IS PASSED Mexico Will Spend $25,000,000 Drainage Project. In CITY OF MEXICO. June 7. Min ister of Finance Limantour's bill pro viding an appropriation of $25,000,000 for irrigation works was passed by Ihe senate yesterday. This makes the measure a law. Congre&s took a further step in the protective tariff policy by raising the import duty on iron and steel 1 per cent per kilo (about two and one-fifth pounds). New Northern Wheat Rule. MINNEAPOLIS, June 7. By a vote of 256 to 109. the Minneapolis chamber of commerce yesterday adopted a rule making No. 2 northern wheat deliver, able on all future contracts at a dif ferential of ?. cents a bushel. The rule becomes effective June 15. George F. Payne Dies. PHILADELPHIA, June 7. George F. Payne, of George F. Payne & Co., builders of the new state capitol at Harrisburg, and defendant in the cap itol conspiracy case, died at his home in this city today, aged 55 years. Death was caused by a complication of dis eases. " filv'-'s l"r Sea Trip. ST. PETERSBURG, June 7. On account of rough weather in the Gulf of Finland, the emperor and members of the Imperial party have given up the sea Jrip and will go by rail tomorrow to Kc-vai to meet King Edward. session, beginning at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, to consider matters pertaining to the graduating exercises that morning. Another and longer session will be held in the afternoon to pass upon the important matters which are yearly brought before it. All who intend to participate in the "procession" preceding the graduating exercises Tuesday morning and who are disposed to wear caps and gowns, may secure them by communicating with the university office. All who have not secured tickets for the banquet at noon Tuesday should communicate with the university office immediately, "as information in re-regard to the probable number who will attend is desired. Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Taylor entertain ed at a dinner yesterday in honor of Dr. Baxter Fullerton, moderator of the Presbyterian general assembly. Those presnt were .Rev. Dr. W. H. Panhallegon and Mrs. Penhallogon, Rev. J. W. McDonald and Mrs. Mc Donald, and Rev. Mr. Bergen and Mrs. Bergen. Mr. Bergen is financial agent for the James Millikin university. EMPTY BALLOON TELLS FATHER OF Body of Aeronaut Drops 40 Feet Into Crowd of 1.C0O People. KULL BADLY CRUSHED Peter Jones, Expert, Dashes Against Tree in Making Ascent. SPRINGFIELD. ILL., June 7. A balloon drifting across the sky with the parachute hanging empty brought tha first tidings this evening to L. M. Jones, of St. Louis, that his son, Peter Jones, had been dashed to death at Mildred park. The young man met his terrible fate shortly after 6 o'clock In the presence of a great throng of horrified spectators numbering many women. Unaware, that his son was to make the ascent, the father came, up from St. Louis yesterday on a usual visit to relatives. He visited his .son at the amusement resort, and then went to the Chicago & Alton depot to take a train for St. Louis. ' Knowing that he young aeronaut was to make the ascent at 6 o'clock the father watched the sky in the direction of Mildred park. Just as h readied the Alton depot the big balloon came into sight, sailing slowly due north. But Instead of his son, whom he expected to see hanging from the parachute bars, the horrified father saw the attachment swingly loosely from the balloon. Instantly realizing that an accident had happened he hastened to the park as quickly as possible. Before he reached there, an ambulance conveying the lifeless body of the son was on its way to the city. Unavoidable Accident. The accident apparently was one of the unavoidable dangers of parocnu... ballooning. Young Jones, who was 27 years old and an expert' in his line, was dashed against the branch of a dead tree a second -after the big balloon was let go from the ground. His" skull was fractured by the blow and the left belt which was attached to the parachute was torn loose. v Without even uttering a cry, the lifeless body was hurled downward nearly forty feet into the midst of a crowd of over a thousand persons. Men averted their heads from the sickening spectacle and several women fainted". The throng made a wild scramble for a moment to get out of the way and then as madly rushed -back surrounding the unfcltunate aeronaut. Telephone calls "brought an ambulance and physician post haste from the city but the services of the latter were not required. Jones evidently was dead when he struck tha ground, as the impact of the blow against the tree tore a gaping hole in the left side of his skull. In the fall to the ground, both arms of the unfortunate young man also were broken. Wires Boy's Mother. Jones, Sr.. the father, the resides at 4257 Laclede avenue, St. Louis, immediately dispatched a telegram to his wife telling of the fate of their son. Other relatives of the young man residing in this city also were notified, and the remains were taken to the undertaking establishment of Mc-Cabe & Caa on North Fourth street. Besides his father and mother, the dead aeronaut is survived by three sisters, Mrs. L. P. Howey. 703 East Mason street, Springfield; Mrs. Oliver Carroll, 4257 Laclede avenue, St. Louis; and Mrs. Coldy Flynn of Chicago; and one brother, Charles Jones of Pope street and South Grand avenue, Springfield, with whom the young man was staying while in this city. His parents are well known in this city where they resided for many years before their removal to St, Louis. ' MES. WINFIELD EOYEE DIES AT WASHINGTON MONTICELLO, ILL., June 7. Mrs. Winfield W. Royer died at her home or mile southeast of this city, Saturday evening after several "weeks' illness. Mrs. Royer was Miss Lillle Wengenroth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wengenroth , of this city, and was 47 years old. She was united in marriage to W. W. Rover on Feb. 19, 1S96. To this union was born five children, three with their father surviving her. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from the residence at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. G. Gleiser officiating. Interment will be in the New cemetery. COMES TO CONFEE ABOUT ELECTION NFW YORK, June 7. Summoned to Washington for a conference with President Roosevelt on important matters relating to the United States supervision of the coming election in Panama, erbert G. Squires. American minister to Panama, arrived today from . Colon. Squires declined to discuss his hurried mission to Washington. He will re':urn to Panama Saturday. Squires took occasion to deny the report that he was personna igrata with officials of the Panama government. BUSINESS DELAYS GOULD WEDDING PARIS. June 7. The attorneys for Mme. Anna Gould stated today that -various matters had delayed the marriage of their client to Prince Helie de Sagan.y but that - the ceremori would occur within a month. The presence of George Gould, Mme. Gould's brother, at the marriage ls problematical, as business Interests demand his presnce In the United State-. ' IS SON'S DEATH 4 c A $ ? i ( t

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