• The vote in yesterday’s election was the heaviest vote ever recorded in Ottawa. A.H. Slater was elected mayor. C.S. Wilson John Scott and H.W. Chaffee were elected commissioners. John Nelson and C.M. Thomas were elected to the school board. The $100,000 bond issue for a new high school was voted down, it being voted down 2-1, 772 for them, and 1,602 votes against. Many women went to the polls.

• Pennsylvania has joined ranks with the states that have ratified the proposed amendment to the federal Constitution providing the direct election of senators, making it the 35th to fall in line. One more state is needed.

• “The pretty elm trees that are now the pride of Ottawa will be killed at the end of next season unless some natural or artificial means is used to bring about the extermination of the elm worms,” C.H. Gable said this morning. Mr. Gable is an expert entomologist at the F.H. Stannard & Company nurseries and has been making a systematic study of the elm worm and other obnoxious insects and worms in this community during the last two years in connection with his work.

• DODGE CITY — Word that 41,000 acres of government forest conservation in Western Kansas is to be opened to settlement was received by the Dodge City land office today. The land to be opened lies in Hamilton County, southwest of Syracuse. The land was set aside six years ago, but the forestration work has not been a success. Each settler will be allowed 160 acres, the only cost being the $18 filing fee.

• Ottawa has the baseball fever.

• Residents are expected to ask county commissioners to divide Peoria township into two districts for voting purposes. The townships that are now divided are Centropolis, Franklin, Greenwood and Cutler.

• Ottawa probably will lose its Salvation Army. At least this is the present plan of the leaders who have had charge of the work here. They have almost decided that Emporia needs their services worse than Ottawa.