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EXPLOSIOHS SHAKE THE EARTH
Toulon, France, Sept. 23.--Three hundred and sixteen
ait- uuu tu a. ' itreuit tiuee.Iieavy explosions m tne mag
azine of the French cruiser Libertte-this morning. ; One
hundred and twenty of the crew were' ashore at the time
of the explosion and the total strength is 710 men.' The
vessel sank at 5:55 this morning immediately following
the third explosion. The country is wildly excited.
Fire started in the warship at 5 o'clock. ; Other ships
and nearby towns went to her relief and many heroic acts
were performed. One hundred sailors saved themselves
. by swimming ashore. Forty others are seriously injured.
The first explosion was at 5 :30 but the main magazine
let go the last and felled people on the decks of other ships
and rocked the city. ":
Toulon, France, Sept. 25. France is
' stunned at the terrible calamity which
has befallen her nation through- the
loss of hundreds of able-bodied Bea
men and harbor attendants. ,
Nearby Ships Suffer, Too.
The force of the explosion In the
main magazine was terrific, and ktiled
.20 seamen, injured 60 on a warship
anchored near the cruiser and a block
of metal hurled Into the air dropped
on a launch going to shore and killed
every man in it. ' "
The minister of marine is prepar
ing to aid the families of the" victims
of the Libarte's explosion. Captain
' Juares reports 32 officers were aboard
. ' The Art Committee. 8
Mrs. E. Rosenbaum, Mrs. Fred
O. Schilke ahd Mrs. Loughlin,
All fancy work material to be
brought to art gallery at the fair. 5
grounds Wednesday, before noon $
if possible, but up to night at the Q
$ latest. . ,.
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' Art Is to play a no mean part In the
county fair which opens next Wednes
day with arrangement of show mater-
. lal and continues for a week. Art
nd that means paintings, , work of
nimble fingers in crochetiag, ;; plain
M'lng, In fact everything in needle
craft and paint and brush catagorles
k to be under the direct supervision
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DECIDE STRIKE. '
Conference at Davenport Draws to a
Close This Erening.
Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 25. With
the International officers of the vari
ous crafts conferring with President
Connell of the machinists union, in
dications are strong that the allied
trades on the Harrlman lines will
tribe. The conference ends tonight.
ART DEPARTMENT OF BIB FAIR
111 HANDS OF COMPETENT LADIES
? 'ow but none will talk of the mtoday.
The Death list will probably be In
creased to 400 as the result of casual
ties on other vessels near the Libertte.
The '.Republlque docked Just In time
to prevent sinking. '
Minister of Marine Delcasse thinks
the iflre started in a store, room adja
cent to the magazine and that a short
circultedetecJrJc wire. jwwised the
magazine explosions. By the light of
the fire seaoiroen could be seen fight
ing the. fins,' and' then," JuBt before the
ship" sank, 100 escaped, by, swimming
ashore." "'.:... .'? .v , . ,
The warship Repub.lfque was badly
damaged by the t Liberte's explosion
and was dry docked hurriedly.'"'"
of the art committee named above
and there will be no work spared to
make this department one of the very
foremost in the big fair which openb
this week. No article Is too small or
too valuable to Indanger its exhibition
during the fair for the art committee
will personally supervise the arrange
ment of all tiki, exhibits and will list
them properly so that they can be
returned, without damage or" danger
of loss. The committee Is soliciting ev
ery conceivable sort of handiwork that
comes undor this head . - ahd there
seems no question that, the" art de
partment will excel . all former at
tempts. Exhibitors should place their
exhibits at the grounds on Wednes
day morning. .
Whole souled support from the pop
ulace is needed and many inquiries
indicate there will be spirited compe
tition. ". ' ' V"
RE-ORGAMZIXO TOBACCO TRUST.
WIckersham to .Give Scrutiny to Its
Precepts Before Publicity Is Given
New York, Sept. 25. A secret con
ference regarding the re-organization
of the tobacco trust is being held to
day by Attorney General WIckersham
and a number of Judges and attorneys
including officials of the department
of Justice and federal circuit Judges.
WIckersham admits he intends to is
sue a statement tonight regarding his
plans for dealing with the trust prob
lem. ' ;
The re-organization plan for the
tobacco trust was completed at a con
ference and Is to be announced when
the plan la submitted to the court.
Then public hearings will be heard to
permit objectors te protest If they
have any protest to make.
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COFFEYV1LLE REFRAINS FROM
Presidents Jests About Reception
When He Reaches "Warmer" ,
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; CofTtyville, Sept. 25. This is the
first of five towns in Kansas President
Taf( visited today. The others are
Independence, Cherryvale, : Chanute,
and Ottawa. He gave brief addresses
at each. "..
Governor Stubbs, eo far, has declined-
to state whether he favors Mr.
Taft ior La Follette for president In
1912.- 1 ;..'-.
Hl3re TMr, Taft defended hla veto,
messages on wool, cotton and other
bills. Ten thousand heard him and
scarcely cheered., This Is Insurgent
territory out and out. .
Taft said. !'Bound as I was by tin
platform pledges to see that Ameri
can industry was sufficiently protect
ed, I could do nothing but wtth'hold
my slgnature from the biHs."
At Independence Taft good natured
ly Jested about Coffey vllle, saying,
'I know some people would have to
come through hell to get to heaven;
I came through Coffeyvllle today."
Ilnttiilnson Rirady for President.
Hutchinson, Kas., Sept. 25. From
tho center of the city to the utmost
limits, Hutchinson is dressed In holi
day attire in anticipation of the visit
of President Taft tomorrow. ' The dis
tinguished visitor will ipend the day
and night in this city. During their
stay the members of the presidential
party will be quartered at the Blsonte
hotel. A big military and Industrial
parade will escort the 'president to
the state fair grounds, wherw he is to
deliver an address as a feature of the
Kansas semi-centennial celebration.
1 . XURS
E FATALLY WOUNDED.
Moving Picture Oierator Shoots Ea
. tonvlll, Wastu, Trained Ifnrse
Eatonville, Wash., Sept 25 A posee
Is pursuing Frank Calvin, a moving
picture operator who shot and fatally
wounded Mrs. Vivian Early here last
night they were out walking. She was
a trained nurse. Calvin,' In a buggy,
left in the direction of Tacoma.
LaurVr Golnir to California.
Ottawa, Sept. 25. SV Wilfrid Laur
ler, the defeated" premier, la prepar
ing to go to California for a . two'
weeks' rest before taking up the lead
ership of the opposition to the victor
ASPIRES TO BE ROLLER OF LOGS
Ha; Been in This Ylclnlty Bat a Short
.iTIme Say Fellow Countrymen ,
Grande Ronde river claimed anoth
er victim yesterday when John Katres,
a Greek, fell In the water at Perry
and was drowned. The body was. re
covered shortly afterwards and inter
ment took place today from the Henry
& Carr. undertaking chapel.' )
Katres, an employe of the section
crew, was evidently aspiring to be a
log roller or dreaming of eunny
Greece at the time of the fatal acci
dent for he fell from a log in the deep
waters after he had been sitting on It
sunning himself for some t lme. Fel
low workmen saw him go down. He
has been in this country but a month
and had few acquaintances In the
Greek colony. .
Darrow Neods Money. ;
Los Angeles, Sept. 25. Hampered
by a lack of funds with which to car
ry on proper investigation, prepara
tory for the coming trial of the Mc
Namaras, Attorney Darrow today said
that the defense faced a serious prop
osition. With scores of employes,
stenographers, detectives, etc., em
ployed the fund of f 15,000 to pay. ex
penses Is dwindling rapidly. Darrow
said If all who pledged moiwy to aid
the McNamaras paid there would be
plenty of money. "But we need, ft very
badly now," be said. ;
. Ready to "Balloon' Ocean.
Atlantic City, Sept' 25. Melvln
Vanlman and his crew Is ready for
an attempt to fly across the Atlantic
In a dirigible baloon the Akron. He
expects to start In ten days.
Mad Dog Ylctlm Dead.
Chicago, Sept. 25. Earl Barnes, the
child who was bitten by a mad dog
here, died today of rabies. . Physi
cians gave him morphine to relieve his
agony, and announced the case was
hopeless and that they would not at
tempt to prolong Ufa. . '
, Uchlda at Seattle. .
Seattle, Sept. 25. Baron Uchlda',
former Japanese ambassador to the
United States, arrived In Seattle today
en route to Japan. He was a guest of
honor at a banquet this afternoon.
Tripoli Basis of Conflict Over Which
Immediate War Seems Inevitable
Order to Banish Italians From Turkey
Constantinople, Sept; 2o.The first army corps has
been brought here for embarkation to TrinoH'tA roinfnvoo
the 30,000 trooDs already there in readiness to oppose tho
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settlement of the trouble between Italy and Turkey in the
Tripoli altercation seems to be abandoned and it is the
purpose, it is declared, to strike before France and Ger-.
many conclude the Moroccan negotiations. It was un
officially announced, that the Italian troops have landed,
on the Tripoli coast recently declaring war with .Turkey,
and that 112,000 reservists have been called to colors. This
is unconfirmed. :
Vienna, Sept! 25. Private advises
from Constantinople say Turkey ia
.fighting mad and the population is ral
lying to the government as they be
lieve they must fight to retain the dis
puted territory. All reserves have
been summoned to Colols and an order
expelling the. Italians from Turkish
territory has been signed by the sul
tan and Is In the hands of the premier
ready for issuance as soon as It Is cer
tain war must come. .'
. ; Italy's, attempt to aetye. Tripoli is
ilanningiEurope and it la feared may
end In war adding- to" the Mediterra
nean problem. -.
Fifty thousand Italians have large
financial Interests In Tripoli.
' Italy desires Tripoli tor trade pur
poses and Turkey declined to lease
It or grant any trade concessions.
SEXTUPLE MURDER MYSTERY TO
RELY OX SEANCE.
Suspect to Be Subjected to InflueuCi
of Expert Hjpnotlxts.
Colorado Springs, Sept. 25 The po
lice here today are considering hyp
notism as a means of establishing a
working basis for solving the sex
tuple murder mystery here.' In an
effort to find a motive for the crime It
Is propoaed to have expert hynotlsts
exert thelf influence over Antone
Donatel, who is being held as a sus
pect . ' ? ": :.'..-' ' .
While It Isr now believed Donatel
probably Is not the murderer it is be
lieved he can shed light on the mys
tery.' Chief of Police Armstrong of
Denver has arrived here today and
raid a woman committed the murder,
promptel by Jealousy. '
Rolph Has BIb; 0M.
San Francisco, Sept. 25. The may
oralty candidates today ended their
campaign and' everything is ready for
tomorrow's primaries. It is predicted
that the primaries will settle mat
ters finally. The betting is two to
one that Rolph will beat Mayor Mc
Mak Brooklyn Yards Biggest
New York, Sept' 23. Plans foVth
extension and Improvement of the
Brooklyn navy yard involving the ex
penditure of approximately i $14,000,
000, making it the world's greatest
naval station was completed. here to
day and will be submitted this week
to the navy department for approval.
London,. Sept. 25. Both England
and Germany are urging Turkey to
yield to Italy's demands, that she b
allowed to occupy Tripoli, though they
mean to bei neutral. Politics are aJ
entangled that something' might hap
pen which could be avoided otherwise.
Advices on the crisis between Italy
and Turkey are alarming from all
European capitals. It la feared the
hostilities will furnish the spark that
is needed to start a general Euro
pean conflict", The cry "On to Trl-.
poll" started by : the government,
nwana the ending of, Industrial dis
:optvit, . The" movement , is popular
because the laboring "classes' iieclw'
place to work and , the Italian new1
Afrlc a has long been the governr
ment's ambition. Believed Trlpollans .
will aid the Turks because they are
FOWLER PREPARES FOR FINAL.
TEST TOMORROW. ;
Tunes His Maclilne to Final Flight,
Exject to Lave Tomorrow.
Emigrant Gap, Cat, Sept. 25. Af
ter having circled above Cisco,, v 20
miles further east than he had been
heretofore,; Avlafor ,lrowler is : tuning
his machine for ttua final test to the
summit.' He thinks If he passes the'
summit no further trouble will be ex
pected and he will fly over the Sierras.
He expects to leave tomorrow. I f ' .
"OFFICIALLY" ANNOUNCED . HE
Populace Believes StolypfuTs Assassla
Did Not Swing as Stated.
Kleff, Russia, Sept 25. Anarchist
Bogroff, Premier Stolypln's assassin,
was officially declared hanged hero
today In the citadel, only, a few of
ficials witnessed the scene. .'
Many doubt,' however, that Bogroff
is dead and think be is deported
Silenre In all things pertaining to thv
crime's punishment leads to this belief.