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THE PAPER THAT BOOSTS KEO
KUK ALU THC TIME.
Subscribers of The Daily Gate City
arc 8arv«d the full Leased wire SarJ
vice of the United Press Associations.
VOL. 118. NO. 87.:::
One Corpse ill Genietery Was
and Has Been
UNDER DIFFERENT NAME
Dorothy Arnold End of the
Grewsome Story, is Denied
•,-viby the 'Girl's..
PITTSBURGH, April 11.—Out of a
mass of quick lime In a cheap, already
worm-eaten casket, six feet beneath
the surface of the United cem
etery at West View, diggers in the
employ of District Attorney R. n.
Jackson today brought a human head,
bait eaten away. Matted to it and in
the chemical paste about It were two
braids of thick black hair, two sold
crowned teeth from the lower jaw
and a toothless upper jaw. Below
the mass of quick lime was the body
of a woman swathed in a wrapping of
plain white cloth.
These were the mortal remains of
vindicated by the find, was a
arrests might be looked for
"How many dead?"
m,=?*i ueaa- nat was iue
cling to the slightest hope that his onment of not mor? than seven yeors, ,.The
Articles of clothing -uUU ^i8peciflc case, but it was understood to
house of mystery, after the raid,
showed by differences in cut, style ^av®
been idenUfled-that of a tan pony
««at which was Mrs. Allison's.
"Where are the women who wore
the assortment of articles found?" JA number
Jackson was apked by a United Press
». "Now you're getting warm," he re-
Referring to his declaration earlier,
that Dorothy Arnold was a patient at
Meredith's, never recovered from her
and tailoring that they belonged toj^ath of Mrs. :Mvrtle Alllson^
many women. Only one of them hasj ^or.e
Jackson W«. hv a United Press that they underwent operatIons there b.
Illness, and Is now dying at her home 'be
the last four months, .developed that! the home of her Whjr. F. Arnold
he wished to add nothing to what he here. i.w= TTIVrJiri
had already said also that he had noon after District Attorney Jackson
no desire to qualify his statement in of Pittsburgh declared
The facts as established by Dr. J.
SLENDER LITTLE WOMAN
Jury Finds Her Guilty of the
Crime at End of Bitterly
4 wrilfihifc i1 wl iiii Jiilli'if&ruM
C. Welsh of Bellevue, Undertaker O.
!J. Goeth, of this city, and Baxter,
were sajd t0 iave cnnchea
Buried With Quick Lime jtion of the affidavit made by Dr. H.
jE. Lutz, chief informant against Mere
jdith, regarding Mrs. Allison. Lutz
1 said that it wis at 1 o'clock on the
il morning of March 18. 1913, that he
turned Mrs. Allison over to Mere
dith at his (Lutz's) office in the buni-
jness section of Pittsburgh. A few
days later Lute said he met Meredith,
asked him how Mrs. Allison's case
of septic polsoning
and was Informed that Mrs. Allison
was "gone." The poisoning of Mrs.
Allison, Ijitz set forth, resulted from
a criminal operation performed by
On March 20, two days following,
Miss Orr went to L»r. Welch and ask
ed him for a permit to bury "Mrs.
Daisy Davis," who, she was said to
[United Press Leased Wire Service.] Ihave informed Welch, died of "lobar
pneumonia after an illness of eight
days" at Meredith's institute. Welch
granted the permit. Undertaker
Goeth was called, embalmed the wom
an named in the certificate as Mrs.
Darls, and shortly afterward oversaw
the burial in the United cemetery.
Goeth today led the party of inves
tigators to the unmarked grave and
stated after viewing the remains that
he was sure they were those of the
woman he took there from the "house
The two things immediately before
Jackson wa8 the report of the nurse
who declared she knew a Bother ease
a woman who died in Dr. C. C. Mere- almost parallel to that of Mrs. Alll
dith's private maternity home at Bell-
evue. known as the '-'house of myB-
tery," and who was burled from there
as "Mrs. Daisy Davjls."
Dr. Meredith's head nurse. Hiss
Lucy Orr, said' that the- woman died
frost "lobar pneumonia." Examlna
tio^.df the vi»eej3» showed that Tlh*
operation. And ft.18, Baxter, of Oak
dale, Ohio, brother of Mr*. Myrtle
Allison, of WilkinSburg, gave but one
look at the matted braids, the two
crowned teeth and the clean upper
jaw and almost collapsed into the
arms of detectives in the party, as he
murmured: "That is Myrtle—my
sister." The district' attorney prom
ised at noon today to show before
nightfall the body of Mrs. Allison.
Allison. And' while he would not say
today that he bad, he was generally
credited with having done so. Bax
ter was most positive that his identi
fication was beyond doubt and his at
torney, Fred Scott,- supported him.
and the report of another inform-
told him. that Meredith was
arrested once bafore for malpractice,
"It was eighteen years ago and In
tljis county, according to the party
who told me about it," said the dis
trict attorney. "MeredJith was
v— about the thing that Colonel
formed anTllegal operation upon
performance of such an operation andjUI"o- TJie
the performance of such
admitted, however, that
Rotating oat that Baxter would gladly probably faced no more than inWls-
sister still lived. I although it is predicted that "Lutz a ,dar^ brown fUr and nocturnal habits."
More expressive, however, than
confesslon that many women
statement that his optimism stood sibly a score, met the same fate
gating the "house of mystery." Miss ARREST GUHHLJWM
I Lucy D. Orr, head nurse at Dr. C. C. I BY WHOLESALE
That was the Meredith's m^eraUy instltuMon. was
with murder and p«ii«.
conference and questioned as to their ,„_l!rlf
knowledge of the BeUevue hospital, dered tonight by
w®r® D~'" th«rp
nave «.«= ,e
and to have given the officials in-'
against Miss Orr.
Dorothy Not at Home
April 11 .—Dorothy ney's
WTT^RAND TO DEATH
!upon the testimony of a thirteen year
joid gin to prove that Joseph
murder and that after a quarrel, the
slender little woman choked the man
jti'Cr Ito death.
The trial was bitterly fought and
[United Press Leased Wire Service.] jail the way through there were
MILWAUKEE Wis April 11.—Mrs.[charges of black hand threats against
Carmello Mussol a fi*U little Italian the state witnesses and bribery of
*onuu», was tonight found guilty
having strangled her husband
J$Rfcth on the night of January
of others. The woman was overcome by
to'the verdict and was led hack to her
KILLS A MOLE
Colonel Roosevelt Adds Riffle
Do to His Collection of
[United Press Leased Wire Servfce.]
NEW YORK, April 11.—Friends of
Colonel Roosevelt are anxiously await-
aescrming tne rem*™.*^ wu™.—1+
has killed. The cururo
said to be included among his specl-|}
mens. has been described as a bird
it. never heard of the bird, but says it
is very rare.
A deep hole is dug in the ground
PQHoe statWn, I
r.rj" Tb.isr, £j!ESS.?u'i hestooped down, and look
then placed over the hcle to attract
the bird. Thinking its nest has been
disturbed, the riffledo dashes upon
the bandana and the hole. At the
psychological moment the hole is jerk|mon
ed away and the bandana winds itself
around the riffledo and smothers it
& Probably a Ground HOQ.
^ASHIN&TOK, April 11.—If vai»
id«s ^ess7'iWsi!rtcliSP About,-.Coljpiei
made. my informant could not stats." pjggi down somewhere in Soitth Amer
Developments of the day, It was "lei are true, either the colonel uses
said, may result In the bringing of
additional charges against Meredith
and increase of bail, now $12,000. The
original changes were that ha per-..doubt
an air gun or else there will not be a
specimen of the aforesaid for the
Smithsonian institute collection.
Roosevelt actually bagged was re-
Alllson and committed larceny by moved by the institutes experts to
taking her jewels and retiming ap- night, aided by Dr.
parel which she wore. The stati the biological survey. Besides Its
makes distinction between the
the great drab house overlooking the,er
declaration by Jackson shortly after| Ohio, was not exaggerated. land the natives of that section of
the party returned from the cemetery
that he "was now ready to turn to
other cases in connection with Mere-
Following a lengthy secret confer-
ence tonight between District Attor-if
ney Jackson. Chief of Detectives E. E.
dith and that a number of additional Clark and their assistants in Invest!-1 q-, n.TTKIVrFV
resulting In death, which JacUson J'
pected to take advantage of It is
p*™aybly the colonei
name, it is known
is a tiny
em al)ve.. Abernathy
cururo wjtll hj9
and grabbed the
is a small rodent, of
Dr. Henshaw. "It burrows under
rocks and lives in the high-
stores bulbs and roots
America hunt for their places
eat the animal's stores."
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
rests of gunmsn and toughs
dying in ing rendezvous in
to New York. wheVe she has been for, wherever sne may• oe. Jd wit hiut"i"nterfer*nCe bvthe police. ed a great crowd
lOr I .. a .i ?nf orfor
This was established this after-! Anna
he knew the
(Continued on page 2.)
'came home drunk on the night of the
Chief UieaSOn ^no
ic ucuciuc /I a An*' Jl O Sal ill a. loKc cic\. ll ^iittll
said to have
gage in the clean up work.
^etail?d twenty-five detectives to
formation .l.lch to the new cl.«r»!!«.«, .how. S«n,,„. Kaps.
I of Isaac Henegow, by "fluffy
Goat" Franch?e who is still at large,'
and the charge hy the states attor-
uie tuui tc
office that gunmen, pick-pockets ia.llon
New York heiress,! and other criminals were again mak
"He Is Risen" I
the eiyi pf the Sabbath,
as it to dawn to
ward /J* .irst day of the
weelp ne Mary Magda-
lenr the other Mary
t^/^ the sepulchre. And
Id, there was a great
earthquake for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back i!
the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his ral
ment white as snow. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
I And the angel answered and said unto the women Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek j' AT
Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here for He is. risen,, as he said. Come, see th«
place where the Lord lay.—St. Matthew XXVII.
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto
the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth and
cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciples whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them:
M-**+*+++++++«M'+++++-M-*+*5 They have taken away the
Lord out of the sepulchre,
and we know not where
.hey have laid Him. Peter
and as a burrowing rodunt, to say
nothing of the theory advanced that! came tO tne SepUlcnre. SO
1MB a bird with the habits of a rodent, I they ran both together
The American Historical society says,
nse again from the dead
Then the disciples went
away again unto their own
home.—St. John 20:1-11.
Funeral Instead of Wedding.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
McALESTER, Okla.. April 11—Tfte
funeral of Antonio Marino will be!ln
Clean-uo of the Maggie Nicoletti, accompanied him to
1"^! first ward tenderloin district. nr.: how the gunmen are to be executed!
the htonde beau-l
tv wanted bv the police in the Hene
keep her alleged promise over
,„.„e to .urrender t.era.l,.
Want a Rehearing.
ed upon Monday.
State Superintendent of
Revelle has already revoked the li
censes of these companies, the follow
ing three of which were doing busi
ness in St. Louis to a large extent:
Manufactures and Merchants Equit
able Bxchange.. Utilities Indemnity
Exchange and the Wholesale Oroo
}ers Reciprocal Indemnity Exchange.
Thief Cleasofl who!
YORK, Apri, n.-'-This
of the electrodes with
tho condemned prisoners are executed
surprised a huge crowd! the supreme court this afternoon to Missouri-^ir. warmer Sunday, property ^ho^.ld not be of the
of Murder tons which has h^-d the! reopen the proceedings against them. (Monday fair and warmer in east por- they Uk« the wd of he
'tesUmony unfolded. Thi state relied which denied them the right to dc,, t.on. jflnal outcome^ Uje
rehearine was filedWm™ Jones'
may possibly be pass-!
KEOKUK, IOWA, SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 1914
that other disciple and
outrun Peter, and came
first to the sepulchre. And
ing in, Saw the lmen
clothes lying yet went hs
not in. Then cometh Si
Peter following him,
and went into the sepul
chre, and seeth the linen
clothes lie and the napkin
that was about his head,
not lying with the linen
d«ih«sr but wraf»ped'-to-"
rether in a place by itself.
Then went in also that oth-
er disciple which came
first to the sepulchre, and
he saw, and believed. For
as yet they knew not the
Scripture, that He must
and his appearance and cries attract-on
am0nS ,h* mRn^
district and there was an outburst oC
sow killing tonight had failed to, app.ause when the dwarf and his!,^
employer were arrested.
Change in 24 bours, rise .2.
Mean temperature. 40.
This incident, however, has
Tampico and Torreon Are
Points Where Battles
Are Now Due in
[By John E. Nevin, stafT correspond
ent of United Press.]
WASHINGTON, April 11.—Tampico
land Torreon were the danger spots in
the Mexican situation tonight. At
either place it was admitted here -any
I sudden change lu the situation might
precipitate a crisis that would force
I the hand of the United States. So
grave v/as the general outlook that
Secretary Bryan remained at his desk
until a late hour and Secretary of
Navy, Daniels left orders with Rear
Admiral Flske, chief of the bureau of
information, that all dispatches hear
ing on Mexican affairs were to be
sent to his house as soon as received.
While Provisional President Huerta
apologised for the unwarranted arrest
of an officer and enlisted men from
the gunboat Dolphin, the incident was
far from being closed tonight. Huerta
ii conducting an investigation. Pend
ing its conclusion, the demand that
the American flag receive a salute of
twenty-one guns from the federal
forts at Tampico is held up. At least
that is the understanding of high
naval officials hera. Jut it is believed
quiry ends, Rear Admiral Mayo will
Insist that the salute be accorded.
Naval .precedent demands this. And
I jthere is little doubt felt in naval clr
cles that the Mexican federals will
agree to do it of their own accord.
.]to emphasize on how slender a thread!
I hangs trouble for the United States
Had the arrest not been promptly
disavowed and the apology made,
1 Mayo would have been compelled to
raze the federal forts at Tampico. "CL"JCJ
And there are grave fears entertain- ^reBner
ed by officials in close touch with the
that danger is threatened. The inter-:
national ..p«t ot the M.xton
die was far more clouded tonight than Jhe
fractured. His intended* bride, Misa latter lias made two peremptory de-| confident the men who lulled the
11..* bier was not among them. His test!
mands that Carranza force Villa to
respect the rights of SpanUrds in the
"JW the gunmen are to be executed! j™&tion^on ^this^ subject^ ana ^or tne
cry bv John Bruneiss, a dwarf I first time it was evident
forecast: lliinois—Fair Sunday Mon-!look upon the British almost as much
'T^Ifn^-n^ inter-1 ^y fair, warmer. 'as the Spanish as their enemies. And
insurance companies doing a fire in-1 iowa—Fair, warmer Sunday: Mon-j they may demand some good reasons
a^ed^ay fair, wanner ea.t. portion. why Great Britain or even German
Highest temperature. 46.
Lowest temperat :re. 34.
FRED Z. GOSBWISOH.
an th« rourtes\- of a re
been accorded the courtesy of a re-,,
tendertoin cafe! Bruneiss and the pronrietor of the! protection o. er
Bruneiss had wires and
.. tat ion
the Slav-' avenue tonight led to the arrest ot
nttor plates attached to his person in imi- ..
who sat in a fake electric chair be-1 Spanish entanglement *as ou ng
to direct their fire away from the for-.
eign section. Admiral Mayo's
Secretary Bryan tonight admit-
CHICAGO April 11.—Wholesale ar-! Il-n'ted Press Leased Wire ervice.] ."nl^rBnaaVirln^ "frifnr 'Samuel Kalmanson. of Buffalo said per comment and appeals has taken
thin countrv Secretarv Brvan
Ithing he could to force both sides
have been peretnptory. B„t
is a real fear that should the
tv wanted bv the police in the Hene- ana mere was an "Ul edera!s evacuate Tarnp-^^ five or ten minutes before the other "J
final outcome of the savage fighting
Observations. jof Torreon. has reached here. Secre-
April Bar. Ther. Wind Wth'r tary Bryan admits that his advices
ill, 7 a. 30.04 J5 NW Clear show that the battle is even more
11. P- 30.17 13 dear bitterly contested than at Torreon.
River above low water of 1S64, 4.6 But he lias positively declined to make'
Justice Qoff Denies l*ast Flea
1 and Shatters Hope for
New Trial of the
DAWN ON MONDAY
Gyp the Blood, Dago Frank,
Lefty Louie and Whitey
Lewis Are Facing
[United Press leased Wire Service.]
NBJW YORK. April 11.—The four
gunmen, convicted of the murder If
Herman Rosenthal, must die. Justice
Goff of the supreme court tonight de
nied the application of their counsel
for a new trial, shattering the last
hope of the men that they might be
saved from the chair.
Monday is the day set for the execu
tion of the gunmen in Sing Sing pris
on. The men who will go to their
"GYP THE BIXXD" (HARRY
"DAGO FRANK" CIROFICI.
"LBFTY LOUIE" (L/OUIS .ROSEN
"W1H1TBT LEWIS" (JAiKJE SQID
The hearing this afternoon started
with a sensation when a young man
who gave his name as Guafav Beck
when examined by Justice Goff, slip
p^d into the court -room and handed
the justice a note. A court officer was
a a a
for the gunmen to gruelling cross ex-
Karl Dresner, a waiter
and bartender declared he was in the
Garden restaurant three nights before
the Rosenthal murder when Bridgle
Webber and Jack Rose came along.
situation, that another such incident gunmen appeared. Ho en-
may soon come where the outcome He then
as we as
decide to den!olish all,shooting.
On the other hand there is positive
-Weather knowledge here that constitutionalists]
po8itlon of the niur. earlier
Fair and Warmer. Satur
day's temp—7 a. m. 35 7 p.
thai came out of the restaurant with
will be more serious. p0mea Now out defendants and the only knowledge
But it is not alone from Mexicans!
Spain demanded, I8aw
conducted tomorrow from the church jthrouph Ambassador Willard at Mad- J™ ga^g-hepps «"er Insecurity of such testimony
from which his weddlug was to have.rjd that its nationals everywhere in __ tending to anything like accurate in
was on the running board.
been celebrated at that time. Ya-ster- the constitutionalist territory be pro-j
day evening with* a companion he was-tected. This government is asked to
riding horseback to Bache, a mining-use its good offices to see that this Is
town to secure his wedding Clothes done. And Carranza has absolutely ^shot Rosenthal and had also seen piu
when the horss fell and his skull was'defied Secretary of State Bryan. The!
frr,n» nf thp
ww the murder car aporoaeh. »ld 'the
of the s.iootlng. ----1
said he saw the face of the man who
land other details, was at variance !their silence and delay in coming for.
Crorl onfnnFlpmpnt troubling: Picked out. a picture of Harry Vallon and good faith." The wives of Lefty
Germany have put running board of the car. He
brass!to this counti?. Secretary Bran in received. The women became hys
sisted today that he was doing every-
he delivered a note to Frank in a granted a new trialthey
President Wilson Does noi
Mar Vacation by Worry
ing Over Greasers.
public the text of his messages from Ll'nited Press leased Wire Service.] steadily improving here. The entire
I Consul Hamm. who is at Torreon as I WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS. W. Wilson family, with Secretary Mc
'an observer for the state department.! Va.. April 11.—In direct touch by a Adoo. will attend the village Presby-
John Lind is due in Washington! private wire to Washington with all jterian
probablv Mondav night or Tuesday I developments in the Mexican situation is in the Hamlets avenue theatre, the
I— President Wilson refused tonight to congregation having no church ot
1 (Continued on page 3.) break hi6 vacation period by worry-,their own. S/J
given him by a woman wiio aaid she
had been arrested and wanted to
reach Prank. Reo said he wanted to
tell the truth. All of the witnesses
declared they bad not told their
stories before because they feared
for their lives if drawn Into the case.
Justice Goff in his opinion, held the
testimony of Witnesses Dresner, Bur
well, Reo and Kalmanson was worth'
less and of nineteen affidavits sub
mltted by the witnesses named—•
were not even worthy of considera
'X)n the law and the facte the de
fendants have had a fair trial and
jury of their fellow citisens has pro
nounced them guilty. The court o£
last resort has unanimously affirmed
the conviction. Appeal has been mad»
for executive clemeney and in these
last moments, a year and Ave month*
after the conviction when the
crime itself is almost forgot
ten and human sympathies ar»
deeply touched at the prospect ot
four humnns paying the highest pen
alty known to law, strenuous efforts
are made to arrest the judgment ot*,
the law. Were these efforts directed'
alone to human sympathy, there,
would be but on answer. Bnt they
are not directed to human sympathy.
They are directed to human law,
whose sole duty Is to administer jus
tice and no matter how hard It may
seem to be. it nevertheless Is justice
to deny the motion."
Justice Goff laid great stress on the
fact that each of the witnesses intro
duced by the defense had waited until
the last minute to make known their
"The impression produced npon my
mind," he said, "was most persuasive
man outside had given him the noTe.
Justice Goff refused to divulge the
contents of the note, but said "it
looked like a threat of some sort."
District Attorney Whitman subject
ed the witnesses called by counsel
disbelief in what they said." On
the testimony of Dresner, the Judge
rihld: "The only reason he assigned
his,refusal to appear in the trial be
Jfcre Is thfct hip was in fear of hit
Of whom 'he was afrtttd' he do6s~u*iit
ate and his failure to come forward
as a witness until the last hour Is not:
Goff expressed the opinion that
Dresner's testimony indicated it was
made to fit that of Jack Rose in /the
trial proper and he quoted from
Rose's testimony in indicating similar
Of Burwell, the justloe' said the
point on which lils testimony rested
Discussing the failure of the wit-
nesses to give their testimony at an.
saw the gray murder car dash it would in itself be sufficient to
soene of the 8hooting.
on thejT ouis and Gyp the Biood
enormous flnan- the gunman was on the south run the office of former Judge Wahle.
.nuaroiv nn I
board of the car. Witnesses In |counsel for the condemned man un-
trial said he was on the opposite til word of Justice Goff's decision was
Fred Reo. who said he was con-jterical when Wahle told them Celast
nected with dance halls, gave testi-' hope was gone. From the first they
"de-'1150,1y evidently Intended to establish •'have believed the men would he
bot.ii •an aMbl for "Dago Prank." He said saved. When Lieutenant Becker was,
street and Lenox itlve some action would be taken in the
On cross examination he night they completely oollapsed.
5J'did not deUveMt'The" nofe w^ (Continued on page 2.)
GOLF MORE ENTERTAINING
THAN THE WAR IN MEXICO
statement that none of the
four defendants, pictures of whom ha
ha(J geen wag the man he c)aimed
shoot Gambler Rosenthal. ,'t-
he heard .Tack Burwell never saw one of the foul
them, was derived froii*
F3ks o»ub on some pictures purporting to be th»
sary to dwell for a moment on th»
^i'sary to dwell for a moment on
Wm. E. BurwelT, the next witness, troduction. ....
Justice Goff discredited the evt
'dence of other witnesses in a similar
court -It un.ece.-
date Justice Goff said. "If no
the testimony of witnesses in the ward until the last moment, noting the Jgj
great excitement wldeSpread
He I create doubts of their truthfulness
said relatives of the gunmen, waited ia
ing over the matter. When an effort
was made to obtain his opinion on the
1 gravity of the Tampico episode, he
I sent out word that he was transact
ing no business while away from
The president played twenty-five
'holes of golf today and took a drive
I with Mrs. Wilson, whose condition Is
of worship tomorrow. It