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THE MORNING OREGONIAN; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1908.
CITY FOR .HOURS
Troops Disperse Haytian Mob
With. Volleys, Killing
ALEXIS' HEART IS BROKEN
Over 90 Year Old. Vcpor1 Trcsi
drnl .lounll at Sudtlcn .
Outbreak or Hostility Mob
to Blame for Massacres.
PORT AIT PRINCE. Dec. 4 For many
hour during the night following the
flight of Xord Alexia riot and pillage pre
vailed In Port au Prince. The populace,
maddened by the spirit of revolt, turned
from the skiff that carried the deposed
President to the, French training ship.
Duguay Trouin. and gave full vent to Iti
passions. It looted stores and residences,
fought over the booty and was held in
check only by an armed force hastily
gathered together by General Poidevln.
whicii fired a volley into the mob and
drov thf rioters from street to street
and finally into seclusion. Twelve) per
sotim were killed and muny wounded be
fore arder ! restored.
Coir.initlee or Safety Acts.
Pa serious did ri situation become that
a committee of public safety, composed of
the most prominent military lenders, was
organized. Scores of citizens wore placed
under arms to assist the loyal troops in
patrolling the city and comparative tran
quillity now reigns.
The American. French and German min
isters decided early in the morning that
they could trust In the arrangements
made by the committee to maintain order,
but they jointly gave notice that, if
trouble occurred again, they would land
forces from the warships. Those already
here were re-enforced at daybreak by
the American gunboat Eagle and a British
Gld Alexis Broken-Hearted.
Xord Alexis, who spent a restless
light-, has been the obioct of much
ron.-Mcieration on the part of the com
mander of the French ship. Past 90
years. -Xord Alexis faced his foes with
the. strength and determination of a
man in the very prime of life. Not
until he saw his people, those he had
fought for and ruled, in front of tho
palace crying for his life, did he realise
that they had turned against him. Only
then did he accept the protection of
the French flag. .
The President is broken-hearted over
the attitude of his people In the cap
ital, of whose hostility, he declared, he
had been entirely ignorant.
"They always cheered me when I ap
peared in th streets," he said mourn
fully. " "And I have always labored for
Kept Ignorant or Massacre.
-, For the first time Xord Alexis expressed
today his views with regard to the sum
Jnary executions which took' place on
March 15 last, when many men were
shot to deaih by order of General Le--onte.
Tie -had always been convinced,
he said, that these men . had been killed
iluring an attack on the palace; his of
ficials and those on whom he depended
had kept back the truth from him. But
he had learned the truth later and con
sidered this act a very unfortunate one.
AVill Elect Simon President.
The sentiment of the people Is strongly
In favor of General Simon, and he prob
ably will be elected President if the cham
bers be assembled without delay. Simon
has arrived at Greasier, which Is only
about 12 milt distant. He will enter the
x'lty Friday morning with a strong army
AMERICA NOT TO MEDDLE
"Stale Department Denies Rumor of
WASHINGTON.". Dc. 4. It was stated
positively at the State Department this
afternoon that none of the foreign gov
ernments whose citizens have interests
in Haytf' had asked the American Gov
ernment to intervene In the affairs of
the island and in response to a specified
question whether the United States con
templated Intervening on itr own ac
count, the reply was an emphatic "No."
Minister Furniss, in a dispatch, says
that, rome of the residents of Port au
I'rince fear a conflict between the north
ern and southern factions.
: Captain Shipley, commanding the cruiser
Des Moines, today cabled the Navy De
partment that Po: au Prince was quiet
and t':at he has received assurances
from the committee on safety that Amer
ican lives and property were secure.
LET GERMANY INTERVENE
Her Business Interests In Ilayti Out
weigh All Others.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 4. The sugges
tion. that the United States Government
should Intervene jn Haytl because of
the American business Interests af
fected by the revolution, does not call
for any responsive sympathy at the
Slate Dvpartmc nt. If business Inter
ests are the ground for Intervention, it
Is said .that Germany would be the one
to stepv in. as German Interests there
far outwr-igH all others.
The fact tht Haylians have not re
quested intervention is regarded as a
most important reason against it. If
necessary. American bluejackets will
be landed tu piotect American Interests
or American citizens.-
REPEAL TIMBER LAND LAW
AELSON VOICES DEMAND IN
IIaoc Wrought in Western Forests
by Speculators Who Buy Cheap
and Sell Dear.
WASHINGTON. Deo 4. The necessity
for repeal of the timber and stone act.
under which, it was asserted, millions of
acres of public land had been taken up
by land speculators at low figures and
sold later at phenomenal advances, was
emphasized at the night session of the
National Conservation Commission by
Senator Knute Nelson, of Minnesota.
Mr. Nelson's declaration that he want
ed to see that law off the statute books
tlrred up" a hve'y discussion. Among
Uiose lio took fart were Senators Flint.
Smofet and Dixon, Representative Snir
ley and ex-Governors Blanchard and
Commissioner Fred Dennett. ' of the
General Land Office, was the principal
speaker and his remarks, dwelling upon
th havoc wrought in the forests of the
West by land speculators under the ex
isting act. sounded the keynote for the
views which were voiced later and
which. It is declared, probably will have
weight In the recommendations the Com
mission will make to President Koose
velt. Mr. Dennett poke of the wide latitude
given the speculators under the timber
and stone act, hy which loO acres may
be bought at 12.50 per acre and sold
probably as high as 50. The Govern
ment, he said, was powerless at this
time to prevent this traffic during the
operation of the act.
Mr. Dennett staled that during the past
year nearly t.00.mo acres of land had
been taken up. according to entries on
lMXE BLUFF' PEOPLE CAUSE
WRECK OF HOUSE.
In Defiance or Government, Pykes
Are Blown Up ajid Buildings
PIXE BLUFF. Ark.. Dec. 4. UnaMe
to stand the continued pressure of tho
water hurled against It through tho
diverting; of the current of the river
by the dynamiting operations of last
night, the Government dyke at the foot
of Alabama street, several blocks south
of the former zone, was washed away
tonight for a distance of 200 yards and
the steep bank at this point, with the
entire force of the swollen stream
I striking against It. is fast crumbling
i Into the river. Great portions are
tumbling at rapid intervals, and the
roar of the river and the caving banks
is heard for a great distance.
An entire block of business houses
has been abandoned and smaller build
ings are being rolled away. Several
structures already overhanging the
brink doubtless will collapse before to
morrow. East Barraquc street, front
ing on the river for several blocks. Is
a scene of desolation and efforts are
being made to remove the stocks of
the business houses and household
goods to a place of safety.
Dynamiters resiuncd late tonight
their work of blowing away the north
bank, opposite Pine Bluff, in an effort
further to divert the current.
Xews of the plan 'lo use dynamite had
been sent to Cnptaln Ficuene, United
States Engineers, at Little .Rock, and he
sent .word to stop it at ail hazards. The
Government boats were out of commission
and could not get to the scene In the
A strong sentiment prevailed here that
drastic as was the action in defying the
Government, the end ha Justified the
action. The effects of tlie dynamiting be
gan to be noticed shortly after midnight.
MAKES SORROWFUL APPEAL
Widow Jilted in Correspondence
The police of this city are investigat
ing an appeal made by Mra. Belle Jen
kins, of Valley. Neb., to bring to light
the character of W. II. Hudnut. of 1814
Dwight street, Portsmouth. Yesterday
morning they received a missive from
Mrs. Jenkins, who. It appears, is a mat
rimonial Iv-inclined widow of tender sus
ceptibilities. In which she set forth, in
quaint but feeling phrases that a man
giving Hudnut's name and address had
been corresponding with her for two
months or more and that the courtship
carried on between them through the
mall had abruptly ended because of the
receipt by "her of a letter from a man
signing the name of John Vinton, who
warned her against Hudnut and told her
that her intended husband had beer,
forced to leave the city under a cloud.
Having formed an attachment for Mr.
Hudnut which she was loathe to shatter,
she therefore sent to the Chief of Police
a personal and confidential appeal to
render her this sen-Ice. in a matter so
important to her future happiness. .
Patrolman "Wellbrook was delegated
yesterday afternoon to look up the man.
He did so and. sad to relate, brought
hack a report -which benrs a knock-out
tilow to the aspirations of the waiting
widow in Valley. Neb.
Mr. Hudnut acknowledged his identity,
and told the policeman that he had be
come acquainted with Mrs. Jenkins
through a matrimonial bureau. After
corresponding for two months he became
tired of the "fun" and decided to break
it off. He then sent a fictitious letter
to his victim, giving himself as black a
character as he could paint, and then
waited for an answer. It came I&. the
form of the blue-conted policeman, who
requested an explanation.
Now the delicate part of the romance
presents itself. -The Chief of Police of
Portland, having lent himself to thn
ends strlved for by matrimonial bureaus,
finds himself placed in the disagreeable
position of informing the palpitating
widow that her lover Is fickle and that
the only consolation he can send her for
a broken heart is the explanation that it
wan ail done as a joke.
PUPILS PLAY CRUEL JOKE
Teacher. Called to Examine Charged
Fence, Gets Electric Sjiark.
BKL.UXOHAU. Wash., Dec. 4. (Spe
cial.) A stolen current of electricity, a
charged school building fence, a principal
shocked in all senses of the word and a
dire threat of wholesale expulsions, are
the leading features in a farce comedy
enacted at the North Bellingham High
Some ingenious students, by means of a
coil of barb wire, stole a strong current
of electricity from the First Christian
Church and ran- it to the wire fence, which
encloses the school grounds. Then some
one told Principal Twltmeyer that there
was something wrong with the fence.
That august personage "bit," and went
out to examine the fence.
The consequent shock knocked him off
his feet. Ttie janitor, coming to his res
cue, was similarly affected, and then a
crowd collected anil several of the stu
dents received severe shocks from jhe
innocent appearing fence.
SCAN SITUATION IN OHIO
Fresidcnr-Elect and Vorys Discuss
HOT SPRINGS. Va.. Dec. 4 A thor
ough canvass of the Ohio political sit
uation was made today by President
elect Taft and Arthur I. Vorys. who
stopped here on his way to Cincinnati
Mr. Taft is taking no part In the Sen
atorial affair. He was told by his former
chief of staff that Charles P. Taft
control of the situation was at this, time
most satisfactory. Mr. Vorys will take
an artlve part In the campaign In behalf
of the Cincinnati capitalist.
Senator Foraker and Representative
Burton also are candidates
CAUSES SHDWN OE
Mining Congress Sees Demon
strations of Powder's
TAX TO RELIEVE VICTIMS
Mitchell Proposes Levy on Coal to
Compensate Widows of Victims.
Oxygen Apparatus Makes
the Gas Harmless. '
PITTSBURG, Dec. 4. Coal operators,
mineowners. engineers, practical miners,
scientists and national and state officials,
all here for the meeting of the American
Mining Congress, participated yesterday
afternoon In the formal dedication of the
Government's laboratory and testing sta
tion established recently In this city. A
series of tests in an artificial mine, in
which conditions of real mines are repro
duced as far as possible, showing, the re
sults from various explosives- and from
so-called safety agencies, was the most
Interesting feature of the ceremony.
The first test was a safety powder, dry
fireclay and bituminous coal dust, the last
placed on shelves representing ledges in
real mines. The powder was ignited for
the blast and did not explode the dust.
Black Powder Deadly.
There was a terrific explosion dur
ing the fourth test when 1.1 pounds
of black powder and 20 pounds of road
dust (actual mine dust) were" used.
The recoil was strong, and the flames
covered the full length of the arti
ficial mine. The test proved the com
bination to be exceedingly dangerous.
At this point experts appeared wear
ing the Draeger oxygen apparatus, in
cluding metal and glass hoods, chem
ical chamber and alrbag, designed to
render breathing normal or nearly so.
while the operator Is surrounded by
the most deadly gases and vapors. The
men hurried into the gallery still filled
with fumes of the explosion and 'ap
parently were not affected by any of
the gases. This device is designed es
pecially for rescue work and was used
with good results at Marianna.
Tax Coal to Compensate Victims.
The American Mining Congress has
recalled that in all the recent mine ex
plosions the mines were the best ven
tilated In the world.
One of the most important actions waa
the Introduction of a resolution provid
ing for a tax of" one-half a cent a ton
on all coal mined to provide for pensions
and other relief In mine accidents.
John Mitchell, ex-president of the
United Mineworkers of America, spoke
on conditions In the mines here and
abroad. Mr. Mitchell said that provision
should be made to pay every' widow of
a miner who was killed In a mine $1000
and an injured miner $500. This money,
he said, could be secured through a small
tax on coal mined, and the tax would
not bear heavily on any coal operator.
He said experienced miners were for
merly employed, whereas the present
miners were mostly foreigners- and
Conservation Is Keynote.
A plea for the conservation of the Na
tion's natural resources was the key
note of the annual address of President
J. H. Richards last night at the Hotel
Schenley. where a regular session was
held and a dinner given for the dele
gates. Secretary Garfield told of the efforts of
the Interior Department for the conser
vation of resources and preservation of
the live? of those, engaged tn mining.
The burden, however, he said, was upon
the several states rather than upon the
Federal Government, each state to enact
legislation according to its needs.
Dr. J. A. Holme, head of the Geo
logical Survey for this district, said the
big question of the hour is how to use
the wasto from mines the refuse coal
and other mine products- that are not
now marketed. The testing station, he
said. Is making experiments with this
waste and has developed great energy.
PRESIDENT JN DIRE PERIL
Carriage Narrowly Escapes Collision
With Hurrying Hosecnrt.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. President
Rooeevelt had a narrow escape from seri
ous Injury while driving Wednesday after
noon. The prompt action of Lieutenant
J. B. Lyons, of the local fire department,
who was driving a heavy fire hosecart.
prevented a bad acchlcnt.
The fire horses were traveling at great
sueed in response to an alarm, when the
driver, realizing that he would dash into
the President's carriage but for some des
perate action. Jerked the animals back
and threw them on their haunches. Their
hoofs, it Is said, almost struck the ve
hicle in front of them as they fell. The
hose wagon was slightly damaged.
SEVENTEEN DIE IN STORM
Ten Fishing Vessels Wrecked on
New Foundland Coast.
ST. JOHN9. X. F.. Dec. 4. Sevent?en
persons have perished in a storm which
has lashed the New Foundland coast
for 48 hours. In all 10 fishing vessels
have gone ashore, most of them break
ing Into fragments on the rocks. The
storm caused much damage to wharves
and boats In the numerous harbors.
BRITISH SECURE ISLAND
Take Over French Strategic Point.
Negotiations Will Follow.
PARIS. Dec. 4. Minister of Colonies
Millies La Croix confirmed yesterday the
report that Oeno Island had been taken
over by the British consular agent at
Tahiti. The island, which is located in
the Pacific. 90 miles north of Pltcairn.
of the Tuamotu group, is considered a
French strategic point on the Panama
Tahiti route. It is announced that the
matter will be made the subject of diplo
matic negotiations between France and
FIGHT OVER GIFT OF PIG
Greased Pole Incident Leads to
Probable Fatal Shooting,
LONDON, Dec. 4. (Special.) A dis
pute at a pleasure fair about a paltry
prize offered to the successful competi
tor In a greasy-pole climbing contest led
to the scenes of violence and bloodshed
at Coed Poeth. a few miles from Wrex
ham. tl appears that a family of gypsies,
named Cook four men and a woman
recently arrived at Coed Poeth with their
vans, shooting galleries, stalls and the
like. They offered as an attraction a pig
to anyone who could successfully climb
a greasy pole.
After the contest there was a dispute.
The pig waa not forthcoming and some
thing like a riot ensued among the crowd.
The gypsies were attacked and some of
their property was set on fire.
So threatening became the conduct of
the Infuriated people that the Cooks, it
is alleged, resorted to the extreme step
of firing at them with the ritles used In
connection with their shooting galleries.
Between 12 and 20 persons were struck
hy bullets and one man named Jones
waa wounded so seriously In the abdomen
that he Is not expected to live. He now
lies at the Wrexham Infirmary- Four
others had bullets extracted and their
wounds were dressed at the same insti
tution. Nearly the whole of the stalls and
other property belonging to the Cooks
The five gypsies' were apprehended and
Hlso a man In their employ. who. gives
his name as Frank Hewitt, and says he
Is a native of Cefu. near Ruabon. They
will be brought before the magistrates
GIRL GETS BIG ESTATE
Colonel Tncker Wills All to Former
HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. Dec. 4. The real
state of Colonel William F. Tucker's
feelings for his wife, who is the daughter
of General John A. Logan, has become
known at last. Oolonel Tucker, who
was relieved of his duties as paymaster
of the Department of the Lakes, when
his health necessitated his removal to a
Federal hospital, issued an order today
providing that in the event of his death
all of his property, real and personal,
shall go to Mrs. Myrtle Piatt, the young
woman by whom he was accompanied
when he left Chicago, says a special to
the Record-Herald. Mrs. Piatt is with
him now in the capacity of nurse, it is
At Colonel Tucker's express wish the
officials of the Army and Navy Hospital
here have forwarded the order to his su
perior officers at Washington.
When Colonel Tucker left Chicago for
the South it was believed by his friendo
that lie would never live to resume his
duties In the Army. Reports from the
hospital shortly after his arrival
strengthened this Impression, and, indeed,
his death was looked for almost hourly.
His powers gradually rallied, however,
and It was confidently announced by phy
sicians at the hospital that his partial
recovery might be looked for.
From the fact that it was deemed wiser
to forward the order to Washington Im
mediately, the belief has grown that Col
onel Tucker has suffered a relapse.
The Imbroglio in which he became in
volved after Mrs. Tucker had Inspired an
Investigation of his relations with Mrs.
Piatt are probably still vividly recalled.
Mrs. Tucker charged that her husband
showed the young woman altogether too
much attention while he was stationed In
the Philippines, and brought about an In
vestigation by his superiors In the Service.
Nothing came of the investigation at the
time, the Colonel affirming that his In
terest in Mrs. Piatt was only such as an
older man and a relative might feel for
a young woman in strange surroundings.
The , scene of action was later trans
ferred to Chicago when Mrs. Tucker filed
a suit against her husband in the Mu
nicipal Court there. She caused his ar
rest while he was speeding southward on
the same train with Mrs. Piatt, who de
clared that she had been detained In the
capacity of nurse. His physical condi
tion wrts such, however, that It was found
Impossible to take him back to Chicago
to face the charges against him.
Mrs. Tucker retained counsel to defend
her interests. After word of her hus
band's condition was sent back North
she caused the case In the Municipal
Court to be dismissed. but asserted,
through her attorney, that an indictment
would later be sought from the grand
Jury. State's Attorney Healy. in Chi
cago, was consulted, "but declined to take
any action until Colonel Tucker's condi
tion should have Improved. Colonel
Tucker refrained from giving out any
statements touching his attitude to his
wife, but his action of today leaves little
ground for doubt as to his real feelings.
, "Colonel Tucker executed a will last
Summer, but he may have changed it,"
commented Mrs. John A. I.oga.n.
"Mrs. Tucker is Colonel Tucker's law
ful wife." said Mrs. Logan, "and the
state of Illinois has laws protecting law
ful wives. The case Is pretty well ad
vertised by Colonel Tucker himself.
Whatever Colonel Tucker does will make
nb difference so far as Mrs. Tucker Is
concerned. So far as his estate is con
cerned, he has nothing to will. Pecu
niary considerations have had no Influ
ence in the matter and will have none.
"It was never a question what Colonel
Tucker had, but it was a question what
he did. It was the disgrace he has
brought upon his family that Mrs. Tuck
er has fought. It has been almost more
than we could endure. It has been the
disgrace that we have felt and feel now.
It is sad that affairs have transpired as
thev have, but we have been helpless.
"it is sad to hear that Colonel Tucker
Is approaching his end under the Influ
ence of the woman who has ruined his
life. We have done all we could to pre
BURGLARS LEAVE LETTER
Take Owners to Task for Using De
ceptive Looking Safe.
LONDON, Dec. 4. (Special.) "Dear
Sir: We do not understand why you
should have a safe like this to keep an
empty cash-box In. We find your mag
azine interesting." Such was the sub
stance of a note which burglars attached
to the wall of a room at the office of the
English Illustrated Magazine in the
Entrance had been obtained to the
premises during Friday night by picking
the lock of an outside door. The safe,
which contained only ledgers and an
empty box. was about four feet high and
was on the first floor. The steel back of
the safe was cut out with a saw. a work
which must have taken several hours.
Apparently the burglars were tired after
their task, for they made no attempt
upon a smaller safe which contained
Beneath the office of the magazine Is a
confectioner's depot, which the thieves
also entered. They took away a quan
tity of chocolates. A safe hidden be
neath a pile of sweetmeat boxes escaped
STEVENS GETSTEN YEARS
Negro Wln Robbed Train or $50,
000 Sent to Federal Prison.
KAXSAS CITY. Dec. 4. Charles Stev
ens, the negro accused of stealing a
registered mail pouch containing $50,000
from a train here, July 6. was sentenced
to ten years in the Federal Prison at
Fort , Leavenworth, Kan., by Judge Pol
lock today. A Jury found Stevens guilty
on six counts, but the court ruled he
could be sentenced only on two of them.
None of the money has been recovered
, The British Colonial Office recently 8.-.
hut an expert to report on the Kent fore;
In the Kant Africa protectorate. He foui:
the forest So be ml ten lonp by eih
brond. and to comprise 1 .OOo.oyo acres o.
timber, valued at 91 1 fr.OOo.ono for the wuott
Anthracite Coal Operator Tells
How Trust Got Mo
nopoly. BAER AS PHILANTHROPIST
Objeccd to Raising: Price After
Strike to Protect Poor, After Buy
ing $150,000,000 Mine for
$1,000,000, but Gave In.
NEW YORK, Dec. 4. In the Govern
ment's suit against the anthracite coal
combination aid coal-carrying railroads
for violation of the fcherman anti-trust
law, C. D. Simpson, of Scranton, Pa., told
yesterday of a deal for the collieries of his
firm, Simpson & Watklns, with Robert
Bacon, representing J. P. Morgan & Co.
"How did you come to sell your col
lieries to the Temple Iron Company?"
"I met Robert Bacon of the firm of J.
P. Morgan & Co. in H. McK. Twombley's
office. He asked me how much I would
take for the collieries and I told him."
"He said it was too much. I said they
could accept our figures or not."
"When did you see Bacon again?"
"1 never saw him again. We got a
certified check from the Guarantee Trust
Company. I did not then know we '.lad
sold out to the Temple Iron Cpmpa'-y."
Got Mine for Less Than Value.
According to Mr. Simpson, the sek-en
collieries for which he and his associates
got S5.000.000 in cash and stock, have since
been shown to contain about 40.000.000 tons
of coal. They had to return $1,000,000 of
the stock as their contribution of working
capital, so that their total for the sale
of the mines, worth $150,000,000 to $200,
000,000. was $4,000,000.
Questioned about a contract with the
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad after
the strike of 1902, by which the road
was to take all his coal at the tidewater
price of 65 per cent of the selling price,
Mr. Simpson said:
uaer Protector of Poor.
"After the strike we could get almost
any price for the coal, $10 to $3) a ton.
but President George F. Baer of the
Philadelphia & Reading Road wanted to
keep the price down: lie wanted the tide
water price kept at about $5 per ton. 1
protested and he said we were getting
our 65 per cent. I know that, but we
could get $10 or more a ton then.
" 'Who'll protect the poor if the price
of coal is put up now?' asked President
"I replied. 'You protect the poor if you
want to. and I'll protect the rich." "
Mr. Simpson said he and his associates
were finally released from their contra"
and thereafter sold their coal at the
highest price they could obtain.
Rejected Swain in Paris Chooses
Awful Metlwd of Suicide.
PARIS, Dec. 4. (Special.) Disap
pointed in love, for- the girl he had been
courting cave him up for another, and
tired of life, though he was only 24. a
young mason named Legrand resolved to
commit suicide, but as he had not suf
ficient money to buy a revolver to blow
out his brains, he decided to burn off his
head. An opportunity for doing so was
. Seeing in the street a rolling stetm en
gine and boiler, under which a good fire
had Just been made, he stuck his head
through the door into the blazing fur
nace. He was pulled out immediately
by the workmen, but during the few sec
onds that he had held his head over the
fire he was scorched enough to obtain the
effect desired. He was taken to the hos
BANKER COMMITS SUICIDE
Had $50 in Pocket lo Pay Liabilities
Amounting to $150,000.
BERLIN, Dec. 4. Sp?ciaD The list
of suicides among German bankers In the
past few months has been lengthened by
the death of Herr Ottmar Mueller, owner
of a large private banking establishment
at Freislng. Ileur Mueller drowned him
self in. the River Isar in consequence of
business losses. His liabilities are esti
mated at $450,000 and his assets of $50
found on his person.
A Worthy Desire.
An ambitious young Chicagoan recently
called upon a publisher of novels in that
city, to whom he imparted confidentially
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