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KUK ALL THE TIME.
Subscribers pf The Dally Oat# City
are Served the full Leased Wire Ser
vice of the United Press Associations.
VOL. 118. NO. 77.
ON TOLLS BILL
ie to an End Today With
the Speech Made
PRAISE FOR PRESIDENT
Missouri Statesman Did Not Attack
Wilson for Repudiation
of the Plat
[By Bond P. Geddea, stall correspon
dent of the United Press.]
WASHINGTON, March 31.—Before
[an audience and membership stirred
I with excitement, the crisis of the Pan
ama tolls fight was .reached in the
I house late this afternoon. The stage
twos set for the most dramatic climax
[to a legislative session since the fam
lous rules fight five years ago. That
climax was not so much the mer^
voting on the president's Plan fci\ re
peal of the tolls exemption on Amer
ican ships using the Panama canal.
It was in the appearance of Speaker
[Champ Clark. The vote in favor of
the repeal was conceded by propon
ents and adversaries alike, unless
Clark should "stampede" the housa.
Clark, who so bitterly contested with
President Wilson for the democratla
presidential nomination, was announ
ced to make the supreme speech of
his political life. His reply to bitter
charges of "splitting" the party. Thrill
followed thrill during the debate,
Mostly the speakers were leaders of
thrse great political parties. The less
prominent member had spoken their
words in the earliest days of the de*
bate. Everjt*^ in ,ei^cyc|uqie c»l
very—reserved, ^public, diplomatic,
executive—was jammed by ten o'clock
when the doors opened. Some spec
tator arrived with breakfasts and
lunches before eight. Bvery house
member and many senators and high
administration officials were on the
floor and in the galleries.
Almost passionately asserting that
he is not now and does not expect ta
be a candidate for the presidency in,
1916, Speaker Champ Clark this aft
ernoon closed the debate on Panama
tolls question. He d3nied having
caused a split in the democratic ranks.
He vehemently denied a "personal
issue" between himself and President
Wilson and eloquently proclaimed
himself ready to fight for his ideals
ed loose the vials of h* wrath against
two New York newspapers. Therei
was an occasional sarcastic reference
to the democrats who attacked him
for his tolls stand, but his referei^es
to President Wilson were laudatory.
"There is no personal issue between
tha president of the United States
and myself," CarV began. "Therei
lias not been at any time and I trust
there never will be. I have at no
time uttered one word of criticism of
th president. At no time, so far as
I am informed, or believe, has the
president said one single word of
•criticism of me. In the nature of
things a man who is worthy to hold
a high public post in the service of
this country, must believj that othen
(Continued on page 2.)
Des Moines Voted to Buy Wa
terworks But Rejected Boud
Issue for That
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
DBS MOINBS, Iowa," March 31.—•
With nearly 20,000 votes cast, four
thousand more than ever before, May
or James R. Hanna and Councilman
Joseph I. Myerly were returned to the
city hall for two years more at the
city election yesterday under the Des
Moines plan of city government. The
business men's association elected one
candidate W. F. Mitchell, and the
labor unions one man. J. M. Leonard.
Fred German, a bull mooser, is the
A proposition to buy the water
works for $2,300,000 carried, but be
cause of a confusing ticket the bond
issue for the purchase failed and the
question will have to be voted on
again at a special election. A propo
sition to grant a franchise to an
automatic telephone company was de
Election at Farmington.
FARMINGTON, Iowa, March 31.—
At the city election here Will Single
ton was elected mayor. A total of
291 votes were cast. Two tickets
were In the field, the Independents
and the citizens'. The official re
turns show that the councilmen elect
ed were about equally divided be
tween the two "parties."
H. E. Folker.
I. W. Story.
For treasurer and assessor H. H.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa,
Maloney, democrat, here yesterday,
by 100 majority.
The republican candidates for treas
urer and auditor, were also success
ful while the dsmocratic candidates
for assessor, engineer and solicitor
were elected. The city council will
stand a tie, four republicans and four
PERCY, THE REBEL
THROWN IN JAIL
of right whether or not that fight re-j £United Press Leased Wire Service.]
The storm center of a tempestuous
debate since last Friday, when he is
sued a statement opposing President
Wilson's demand for repeal of the
exemption clausa in the Panama act,
Clark this afternoon refrained from
bitterness in attacking his democratic
colleagues on the other side of the
canal tolls controversy. But he turn
W. W. Member* Arrested for TalK
ing Too Much With Their
sulteri in hJn rotirampnt froni nubile TSTI7JW vARif M«r/»h 31 Unlm- .. Chicago,
suited in his retirement from public NEW YORK, March 31.-Unlm^
United States gavp any man the right
to call President Wilson a "bum,"
Governor Glynn a "liar" or Judge Will
iams a "loafer," Magistrate Simms to
day held for sentence two 1. W. W.
agitators arrested for disorderly con
Appearing for Bennie Belmont and
sobriquet of "Percy, the rebel, Attor-
ney Justice Sheffield defended the ap
plication of opprobious remarks to the
president and others by saying that
"when Theodore Roosevelt was presi
dent of the United States he seemed
to call almost anybody a liar when
ever he felt like it." Notwitnstanding
this, Percy the rebel, and his com
panion were sent to the tombs and
will hear their fate in night court to-,igan-
[tlnited Press Leased Wire Service.]
district of Pennsylvania.
MENTALLY UNBALANCED AND
ALSO INFATUATED WITH GIRL
Youth is Held on Charge of
Murdering Two Women
[United Press Leased Wire Service.l
CHICAGO. March 31.—Infatuation
for the prjtty eighteen year old
daughter of one of his alleged vic
tims, prompted Peter Welter, a ship
Ping clerk, to kill Mrs. Katherine Mor
rts, 4€, and Mrs. Sarah Sallans, 46,
Belghbors, according to the police
theory announced by Captain Thomas
Welter is dying of self inflicted gun
wounds. Early today he became con
scious long enough to repeat his ac
cusation that "a man wearing a brown
suit did it.' A policeman is stationed
at his bedside in the hope of obtain
ing a confession before he dies.
Witnesses are reported to have seen
Welter enter the Morris home last
night half an hour before Mrs. Mor
ris was found shot to death !n her
bedroom. Ambrose Sallans who found
his mother d*ead in the kitchen floor
and Welter brandishing a revolver in
another room, was also questioned.
Welter was a roomer. Walter wanted
to marry the Morris girl, bat he was
discouraged in this, he being thought
to be mentally unbalanced.
Handsome Jack Gets Life Sen
tence for the Mur
der of the
IS BRAZEN TO THE
Makes Howl of Not Being Able to Se
cure Justice on His
Trial for the
Koetters' face paled and his hands
clutched at a table before him when
the verdict was rsad. His white hair
ed' parents burst into tears and were
led from the court room by Koetters'
two young sisters.
will ask a new trial. Prosecutor
Hartlick and F. B. Bady were elected Malato said that in view of the factjcause
that the case
purely circumstantial, he was satisfied jwage
31.—Dr. M. B. Snyder, republican, waa Kraft, a widpw. ta the Saratoga resulted fn a deadlock. No further Lcredltor®
off. That was a rotten deal.
can't get justice in this town."
down &nd kmed
I (pressed by the »'/^Milwaukee and St. Paul train today,
counsel that the constitution of the
For Keokuk and' vicinity: Unsettled
weather tonight and Wednesday with
probably showers. Not much
WASHINGTON, March ol. Presi- conditions Indicate unsettled* weather,
St. Paul 14 2.2 x0.2
La Crosse ....12 3.0 x0.4
I Dubuque 18 4.0 xO.2
Daven-port 15 4.2 xu
Keokuk 14 5 0 x0.9
St. Louis 30 8.6 xO.l
change in temperature Moderate!
attended bv somewhat cooler weath- ^rloDce
ing unsettled weather, with showers jjejd
l)c ZDnilii Cit
END lynched M/
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CHICAGO, March 31.—"Hanc'some
Jack" Koettjrs was found guilty of
the brutal murder of Mrs. Emma
Kraft, Cincinnati, Ohio, widow today
and the penalty was fixed at life im
The jury took thirteen ballots after
retiring at 4 p. m., yesterday. Koat
ters was voted guilty on the first bal
lot. All night the jurors wrangled
over the penalty, one man holding
out for the death penalty and the
other eleven favoring life imprison
ment. The one juror was won over
KEOKUK, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1914
Woman Taken Out of Prison
Cell and Hanged by Neck
mob of 100
_____ placed a rope about her neck and
I led her a block away, where they
a., March 31.—A
'ed men early today
Scott, a negress, by
hanging/ a telephone cable. She
stabbed^ A* death Lemuel Peace, a
white/ «£day night.
TH^v.ob went to the jail before
dayligM, aroused the sleepy jailer
and saying they were officers with a
prisoner, gained entrance. Covering
the JaJl^r, with guns, they took his
keys, opened the cell of the negresi,
The woman made no
outcry. So quietly did the mob work
that the town was not aroused.
An hour later the sheriff cut the
body down. The county authorities
are investigating, but no warrants
have been issued and sentiment is
with the mob.
Wagoner county is one in which
negroes convicted of murder have
had their sentences commuted by the
MAY BE IDLE
Ohio Operators and Men Can Come
to no Agreement Regard
[United Press leased Wire Service.]
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 31.—Ohio
mine operators stood firm today and
Attorney J. R. W. Cooper, counsel v.. ..
.. six hundred coal mines, employing ap
for Koetters, ssrved notice that he .i,
proximately 50,000 men, will suspend
operations late this afternoon be-
Elected mayor over Ma?^ YBtftlU |Ho»r In Cfeioago on promiseof mar-1attempts* #bre being made today to Mrs. Siegel wl}i hayje little
of the faillIre of the mlners
operatorg t0 agree to a new
riage after obtaining $1,700 from her, bring about an eleventh hour agree
and crushing her skull with a sharp 'ment.
pointed hammer on the night of No- Officials of the United Mine Worlt
vember 14, 1912. A fifteen months ers today declared the miners do not
search resulted in his capture in San want to suspend work. They sug
Francisco several weeks ago. His de-.gest a referendum to decide on a sat 'flle1
fense was an alibi and his statement! isfactory wage scale. Operators, Mrs. Siegel,
on the stand was that he was in New however, decline to wait, declaring:
with the verdict. agreement expires tomorrow. The
March Koetters was charged with enticing flnai conference here late yesterday,' *'s believed that amid the scramble of
York at the time of the murder. |"We cannot run the mines without |^ork paper, hs at the Hotel St. Regis
"Wall, what do you think of that?" I knowledge of what the coal will cost." jliere*
Koetters said to a deputy who led I Neither operators or miners offl- to share further in her hus
liim back to the county jail. kials would predict today how long!band'8 vanishing estate.
"If I'd been a woman they'd let me'the suspension will continue. It was Where some of the Siegel millions
Killed on the Track. wage scaie agreement mutually sat-!-"
in the courts to determine the I
er in the lake region and the north-! Operators were a unlt today In re
eastern states, with temperature
,. ... schedule law granting miners pav for
low the freezing point in upper M!ch-
from the plains to the central valleys ,Ohio competition. This law- proved
ready prepared to test the latter, it first married George M. Wilde, broth-1
in temperature. Moderate winds. pension agreed upon by the operators Married Siegel in 1898 and started to
For Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: Un-! at a meeting here yesterday. Two break into New York society.
settled weather tonight and Wednes-1 thousand men in the Belmont and Siegel bought a costly home at
and Pomeroy mine districts of cen-1 Dorothy, In 1896 and became a re j,ouae
tral Ohio laid down their tools to-! P°rter.
day. not waiting for a general BUS-| Met Henry Siegel while on a story.
day with probably showers. Not much jJefferson districts of northeastern Eighty-second street and Park avenue I llTnltJ1 Press Leased Wire fcervice.i
idleness before night.
iterating the charge that the Ohio
a„ cofl] m5ned
run through screens was passed by
of low pressure on fl,e|ti1e Ohio legislature, backed by mine
eastern slope of the RockiJs is caus-
the general competitive
little change temperatur?, and'to be the"stumbiing block which pre-' ,In
agreement on a new wage'
dent Wilson today nominated Oliver with probably showers, and little igcale. Arthur Paget. She entertained the, recommended for election to the cltv
B. Dickinson, of Chester, Pa., to be^j^nge in temperature, for this sec-! n0 Trouble There.
United States judge for the eastern
tonight and Wcdnssday. PITTSBURGH Pa March 31—,,
of a coaI
I Daily River Bulletin. I. •. •.!
burgh district took flight today, fol
Slatfon Slage.Height.Change.W th jCWing a meeting between the operat-'
Cl'dy ors and representatives of the miners j^a^
Cl'dy at which the former agreed to make
Cl'dy concessions in regard to improving
River Forecast. dropped their demands for an increase georgine Wilde, became the Countess
The river will rise steadily from in wages, the tentative agreement Carlo Dentlce De Fraaso.
Davenport to Ksokuk for
Local Observations. iMay 1.
March Bar. Ther. Wind W'th'r.
30 7 p. m. S0.21 XB Cl'dy Madrid Parliament Opens.
31 7 a. m. 30.16 42 Cl'dy, [United Press Leased Wire Service.]
River above low water of 1864. 5.0.
Change in 24 hours, rise 9 tenths.
Mean temperature 30th, 44.
Ixwest temperature, 41.
Highest temperature, 48.
Lowest temperature last night. 40.
i, -J, FRED Z. GOSSWISCH.
Wife Was Too Eager to Reach
Top of Social Ladder,
Now She is Attempting to Secure ^25,
000 Per Year Out of
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK, March 31.—Capping
the climax of his business troubles.
8ult dlvorce wJU be flled hepe t0.
day against Henry Slegel, former
merchant prince, whose financial
collapse has involved not only thous
ands of depositors in his bank, but
also threatens to cripple in a mone
tary way the social career of his
wife, Mrs. Vaughn Wilde Slegel. It
in to protect her claim to a $25,00'.)
a year settlement, that Mrs. Slegel's
divorce papers will be formally flled
this afternoon by her lawyers, Rock
wood and Haldane. Today they de
clared that further insight into the
life of the Slegel family would be
given this afternoon when the papers
are filed in court.
Misconduct by Siegel with two
women, a Miss Smith, of New York,
and Mrs. Eddy, of Dorchester, MasB.,
is charged in statements on the pend
ing divorce given out by Mrs. Sieg
el's lawyers. Neither of the two
corespondents is further identified.
Siegel, in his apartments at the
Hotel Majestic today, refused to be
Been in connection with the case. It
You admitted however, that the duration went before the Henry Slegel flnan
Of Idleness is dependent on the out-ic'al crash, was revealed today by a
come of further negotiations for a!rev^ew of the career of his wife,
wage scale agreement mutuallv sat-! Mrs. Vaughn Wilde Siegel, who is
'aixt bookkeeper was jconstitutionaiity of the Ohio mine social climber. Following is a tab-• DUBLIN, March 31.— Timothy "P
remains of his
chance to collect the $25,000 a year
he pledged her when they agreed to
separate, but it is evidently with the
end of getting a portion of the amount
If possible that the divorce suit is
who married Slegel
was a reporter on a New
to see the result of her
[United Press Leased Wire Service.l ^factory to both factions and a teat1 suing for divorce. Tn late years Bhe Irish Statesman Dead. received news to that effect from
CHICAGO March 31 Mrs E
basis rayment law, which be-il°id story of her remarkable career: Oanlel Sullivan, author and
comes effective May 15. Suits are al-j Marie Vaughn, born in Virginia, patriot, died here tociby. He was 87
thousand more in the Tuscarawas bought a show place called "Drift-1 Frederick Weyerhauser, multi-million- fleld. Federal soldiers were com-.
Weather Conditions [field prepared to walk out early this wood" in an exclusive suburb at aire lumberman, is so low that he is pellecl to overpower their chief andi
High pressure north of th lakes 'afternoon. Thousands more will ex- Mamaroneck, N. Y„ and later still a biing kept alive only by tho use of )0ck him in a room In a hotel until1
tQWn hoU8e ln Park. 1ane
White-Haired Convict May be
Released for Crime
He Never Had
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
JACKSON, Mich., March 31.—After
serving fifteen years in Jackson pris-
ion for a crime of which he was con
victed on circumstantial evidence.
George Boucher, a white haired old
man, of sixty years, wag notified to
day that he may be given his freedom
before the week end. He was Inform
ed that another man, Horace Condon,
now under arrest at Mattoon. 111.,
has confessed to the murder for which
Boucher 1* paying the penalty.
Bvary day for fifteen years, the
old man has declared his Innocence
of the murder of Wm. Hawken, an
old soldier in Benton Haror, Mich., In
1899. Today he was given a chance
to make his statement before the
state board of pardons in session to
consider Condon's alleged confession.
Boucher could not restrain himself
for pure Joy. Tears streaming down
his cheeks he told the pardon board
members hlB story. When he was as
sured that his case would be brought
to the attention of the governor im
mediately he collapsed and was taken
away to his cell, preparation* were
made today by the pardon board to
obtain the accuracy of the reported
confession. It was learned that he
was in Benton Harbor at the time the
crime was committed. Condon was
arrested at Mattoon fop violation of
hiB parole from the reformatory.
Condon in Jail.
MATTOON, 111.. March 31.—Police
here today were holding Horace Con
don, of Benton Harbor, Mich., awaits
ing the arrival this afternoon of of
ficers from St Joseph, Mich., to re
turn him to St. Joseph where he al
leged he killed Hawken.
Condon's confession was made to
the chief of police in the abscence of
.« 'priest whom he asked for. He was
plclced up wanderfig on the street*.
.City of Divorces.
1912, granted more than live times afr
many divorces as London, notwith
standing the fact that London's pop
ulation is more than three times that
of the windy city.
perhaps America's most lavish 11 jTnited Press Leased Wire Service. I ^r'"a
er of Rear Admiral Wilde, U. S. N. of "God Save Ireland." He w»b lorfc
was stated today.
Thousands of miners in the Hock-! Mrs. Wilde, widow, came to New ^ayor of Dublin in 1886 and 1887 and General Velasco. federal command*
ing. Jackson, Crookaville, Zanesville York with two children, Georgine and
Siegel went t0
|where she wb~
P3'11 certain local conditions in return for step-daughter. Miss Julie Siegel. to
Cl'dy the renewal for two years of the pres- Tyrell William Cavendish, a relative
Cl'dy !ent -wage scale.
As the miners some time ago! afterward her own daughter. Miss
yesterday was held aa equlv-i In 1908 Mrs. Slegel returned to New
jalent to a settlement. The miners York where Miss Dorothy Wilde made
will submit their local demands on
At a Victoria hospital bazaar Mrs.
Slegel obtained the autograph of I
Queen Alexander, a unique social!
1906 Mrs. Siegel married her
the duke of Devonshire. Socn
her debut at one of the most costly
functions New York ever saw.
The next two years were spent in
London and Paris.
But 1912 was the year of Mrs.
for twentv years Was
Sullivan was a nationalist
favored home rule.
yesterday while two in the aristocratic section, later PASADESNA, Calif., March SI. Monday nisht. direct from the battl®,
cago. Next she entertained at Drift-! vote, for Three Women. i^eiT °,n®
wood, Lady Swettenham. wife of the! united Press Leased Wire Service.]
British governor of Jamaica. Thus, ^SuCAGO Malch 31.-Three wom-iwho
Lon(jon I oxygen. This wag the word that came, he had recovered his senses. It was,
In 1903 Mrs Siegel made her first 1 today from Weyerhauser's winter. Vclasco's absence from the firing,
Siegel made her first ,, .v
big social coup when she was a guest jllome
where he ,8 dyins of
of Sir Thomas Lipton on his yacht monia. He spent a very b*d night. rumora that ho had been slain In baS,
the Erin, and later on a trip to Chi-!
candidates for aldermen-Miss,
London Marion H. Drake. Miss Harriett Vh-jiano Hu(Jrta
ias sponsored by Mrs.'turn and Mrs. B. Napieralskl—were
I duchess of Sutherland and later was'council at the April 7 election by the
entertained by the duchess when Municipal Vetera' league, a non-part-j
was also a guest. isan organization, in a report issued
Probably Showers. Local
temp—7 p. in. 45 7 a. in. 42.
City Has Not Fallen Into Vil
la's Hands and
ARMISTICE IS REPORTED
Federal Commander Loert His Mnif
During the Batle and Ma4
to be Locked
[United Press Leased Wire Service.!I
WASHINGTON, Maroh 31.— Tor4
reon has not fallen and the Huertau
government bslieves the city will not!
fall into the hands of the rebels, ao-j
cording to a cable despatch from!
Senor Jose Portlllo Y. Rojas, Mexi-j
can foreign minister, received today^
by Senor Algara, Mexican chargei
d'affaires here. The message Inform-*
ed Algara that the foreign office h&dtj
advices declaring the federal defend*!
ers were still holding ont and In post*j
tlon to continue the defense lndeft*!
nltely. The Huerta government tal
very optlmlstto, according to the foH
Details of the revolt at La Pat*
reached the state department todays
Several leading citizens were arrest
ed as rebal sympathizers and placed
on a ship to be sest to Guaymas.i
I-ater the governor of the district re
volted against the Huerta government*
seized a Mexican marc
Carranza is said to have re*
old Sullivan was the author Pl!ed to this message but what cours»
he has taken is not known.
a member of ths j«»" at Torreon. went wildly insane*
commons. while riding up and down the trenches}
and at Gomez Palacio during one of th«j
seven assaults made by constitution-!
alists before that stronghold was tak
en, according to Robt. Dorman, staff^
of the E1 Paso Morn-i
Times, who reached EI Paso lat®
... sary exposure to the fire of
today. (Continued on page 2.)
KNEW HE WAS A BIGAMIST
BUT SHE LOVED HIM DEARLY
Man With Three Wives and
Three Children Outwitted
th.3 Police Once.
MADRID, Spain, March 31.—What! Slegel's crowning triumphs in a so- INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 31.— trought here.
is expected to prove the most pro-jcial way and money flowed like water That Charles Phelps, 27, has a wife "I knew he was a bigamist." sa?S
gressive and rae'leal parliament ever when at her elaborate apartments in and two children at St. I-ouis, a wife th 3 local Mrs. Phelps, "but he was
convened in Spain opjned Its sessions'the Avenue Malakoff. Paris, she en- and one child here, and that a third the father of my six weeks old baby
today. Premier Da to today reiterated tertained one after another, the In-[wife divorced him, are a few of ths girl and I loved him."
his prophesy that many social and fanta Kulalla of Spain, the Countess statements made against him by his Phelps' case was continued today
political reforms will toe passed by! Indianapolis wife, who says hi threat-j in police court and he was held Tend»
the parliament which convened today. (Continued on pace *•). ened to kill her. Phelps Is held in' tog-the arrival of an officer,
the Bonlta, and with a volunteer fore*
and the prisoners in the local jail,
sailed for an unknown destination.
There were about two hundred msn
and $50,000 taken from the business
houses of La Paz, together with gor»
ernment money in tK«
JUAREZ, Mexico, March 31.—
[United Press Leased Wire Service.] p0rt(J t^at an armistice is in effect
CHICAGO, March SI. Chicago, in between Mexican federals and rebels
at Torrcon, in order that General
Jose Refugio Velasco, federal com
mander, may treat for surrender of
the city to General Francisco Villa,
were practically confirmed today by
officers close to General Venustiano
This report was made today by the
newly created bureau of statistics on Carranza, first chief of the Mexican
divorcs in Cook county. The bureau: revolution. It was impossible to leara
reported that 5,000 divorces were from Carranza himself whether th»
granted in Chicago in 1912 as against report was true because he refused t®,
only 930 in London. be seen by newspaper men. but it was,'
wnue oiesei, wno is ,,Btated on high authority that he had
had put the whole matter
to hla ohlef
Irish 'cf hostilities while awaiting the re«
son of the Mexk.an
_______ jail today, awaiting ths arrival of a
St. Iouis officer. He waived extradt
the circulation ofl
His bravery was marked by
was looked for by ery on*
el,eved hl 9
tator. was killed ln the trenches at
Gomez Palacio in one of the early at
tacks according to federal prisoners
Phelps is also said to have outwit-
i^ouis authorities when ar-
rested there. The story is that ha
I fsigned sickness, was taken to a hos-
_____ pital, feigned a tit. was taken to a
separate room and then e&ca.ped to
[United Press Leased Wire Service.] join his second wife whom he