At Canton, Pa., a volunteer firemen’s convention attended by fire companies from five Pennsylvania counties, ended in a riot and attempted lynching. A large number of gamblers were attracted to the place and all sorts of games were openly run on the main street. The gamblers did a flourishing business. Soon after the parade a crowd of about too firemen swept into the street with a long rope. This was tied to every gambling device in the line and the firemen dragged them through the street. The gamblers were roughly handled, and some of them were badly hurt. One of them refused to give up money he had taken from a man from Troy, and the men got the rope around his neck. He managed to throw it off and a policeman rushed him into a hotel, the windows of which were broken by the crowd. Another gambler took refuge in a house. The firemen followed, with cries of “Kill him!” “Lynch him I” but the man escaped down a side street.
Prior Lake, Minn., has contracted for a $2,500 waterworks system. The well will be extra.