Vo1' LXXI....N* 23.883.
To-cluj-, fair* To-morrow, cloud? und
prohablj ?ho?? er?. BrUk wind?.
NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL 11. 1912.?FOURTEEN
_ "~~ a < 4 s ? i~k A.' IT- i'L'VT ??* r,t>r of ?i*w ti?ki'BBXf%??m9'**'*
PVd?l'aS PRICE ONIj ?UISWI E?.KEWIILUE TWO CENTS.
Passaic Strike Leader Must
Account for Inflammatory
Speeches to Workers
Officials Show a
SHOTS FIRED AT GARFIELD
County and City Authorities Join
to Check Disorder in Trouble
Zone ? Agitator De?
nounced by the
. | ?
\. .1.. April ?*> William 1?
.t who has b?een trying i" Inject
I action" methods Into the??>n
,; cf the Psssalc strik?-. is liable t?>
?? arrest it' he returns to th?
orlHMKi of tin- Psssslc ??r t?arflell
["he Bergen County authorities
steps ; esterday t?> prevent Haywood
l iaking any speeches in <>r around
:. ..ml th.- Passate city authori?
sed ?mi yesterday afternoon,
huwever, on! ra went out to ar
... Haj wood "ii sight f..r past perform
. without v'vinK him any
nee i farther s? .?< ? hmaklng.
Bergen county authoritl?ss, whoso
edict I? >n extends through Qarfleld
? iji in th.- Passai' city lin?-, are re
.-,. ;,,, ?!..? ..nil r for Haj wood's
and the ? ause assigned f<>r the
nrder is thsl he did ? :i Tuesday ami
. ?day iae! ? ak? Inflammatory
?-. th? (larfleld strik?
ers !?? ?
Hayw.1 hiins' if was nol ?seen In Pi t
n da? Hi-? chief lieutenant. James
p, Thompson, told a ?reporter for The
Trilmi ? ? ? he ? is nol st re wher ?
H ywi ?. ? as to da -, but thought h?3
-., ?Lowell, '?ass., I ul Boris
-?? in, rh-- strike l?ead< r of the
Hayw??od faction, asserted that Thomp
i proa? heil him this morning and
? Id him that Haywood was within a
- of Mokray Hau and would
Bpeak t?? ti>- mas I '^ of
?- ?." k ? - -
stein said he told Thompson thai
nsei ' have Haywood
Reinstein, "and I will
violence or Inflammatory
us 11.i;- wood propostss to
? I h
Haywood's Man Barred.
Thompson made an unsuccessl
ress the strikers' meeting
this m rning, l?nt Relnsteln wh?. as Arm
in hii- refusai t?. ha?. Thompson speak
his determination to keep Haywood
. ? of lbs situation. The Passai?
authorities ar?: ?backing up Kein
keep Haywood out, be?
th? - they fear his advocacy of vio
-? >n t?.Ul a group of the
- ?? the meeting hall to-day
. ou Id <l?> would be to
? Reinstein's leadership until the)
e ? theh light, snd then ?lei?!.- whether
nted to Join th?- Relnsteln ?>r the
od faction ??f the Industrial
'. ? r ol II ?? World.
i the first time In
?-? of the strike this morning,
? ? 'onklln's
i ed their guns on a crowd of
: und th? (larfleld plant Kates
Porstmann-Huffmann plan! No
II bj Hi?- i tllets, although the
t the deputy sheriffs had
? ? h- m i ath? r l han up in ! he air.
ible started when the mill
who have returned to work met :t .
of about ;-.-. u !. indred strikers '
? irly this morn
1. i les Roth! ? v "f Haj -
rs, ?? as haranguing Ihe
.?f strikers, and Deput) Sheriff
ws??n ordered him to k<-.-|>
ill >ng Rothflsher kept
and I ?aw. on, ?? ith the aid of
two or ihr? ? oth? r dep ities, rushed Into
>wd arrest? d ai d hand? uflfed him.
?u;.- the) were dragging their
? i hack 1" the ml gatea that the
-?? Hround violently,
hohler ?Hi's made an at
'??? r of i went) -five,
? rowd then, sti iking right
*' ?? snd arrested
sti k? i n Thai broke th?
. ; th? situation .???? -med to 1m
. neral ;
' ' - lei "? - i ed oui their
? r< rl The ? rowd scattered
?i?! ran awaj. lea?, mu the
? the 1 an.is of Hi" sheriffs,
t row n i.' ,i
hit I>epul S her if! Henry
- .. ,
Rioters Sent to Jail.
.... to the cou
? di-, f.l? 11) condu? 1. after
?-?? ??' "Ilieltll g
I be I? dg< d against him.
the strikers ai
Jury "ii a
S gai i bu I ?.is
??ill foi 1? n ?!a.\s for
? other strikers
? . ach
? - we u.I??ua In
? i Jt- i t v |. .,- ?
* Wv I I? head When
*** "' i and
?**' "' m ; .' f? - He gave Jus
"am I,..,, |,
r Pai whs ;
to appeal the ? ?
rlkers ...., th? ground that th? j
i lilt) to g? t H lau-., i to
'; ,!" "? n. '-.-lit. R. n -t. in ?aid
' " nded .-!-. to i.t warranti
-t of ihe -l. pul shi rifl
? i d? i -
? utoj Wright, and II
'.I I it? i thai
lo guard lh? .
? ' - - and i ? pl
? nd< m .\i Um,
? Id mill, had
1*1? HI.- had '
?ii?i?-,l ?u, ?.? ..mi |rl,.r# t??rtu ,?|,??u
Kate Carew Talked
with Mayor Gaynor
on Things Literarv
It was an interesting inter?
view, and the quaint man?
ner in which it will be
will be productive of much
entertainment as well as
Read It by All Means
BARS ANY JAPANESE PLAN
Lodge Says His Resolution Will '?
Protect Magdalena Bay.
[from Th? Tut ?,: . I: ireau I
Washington, April .">. ?President Tafl
will probably send his ?reply t?> ill?' Lodge
resolution ?ailing fur information sa to
th?. alleged effort ?if Japan to obtain a
foothold ?.i' Magdalena Hay to-mom w
Senator Lodge, who was at i!?> White
? Huns?, to-day, aald his resolution would
have the good effecl ?if checking any
plan Japan might have had '<> establish
a nav i bast on Magdalena Hay by the
purchase of th.- necessary land through
a shipping concern. According tu the
Benator .?;."><> milea '",' the ?oast line <?f ih?'
bay is h: Un- haii'ls of an American
syndicate, which purchased it on apecu
! lstion. Th.- land turned oui to be prac?
tically worthlesa, and a purchsser was
sought in a Japanese steamship com- ;
Ipany, which has been negotiating for the
property, which, in th.- opinion <?f the
Benator, would ultimately fall Into rhe
! hands of Japan.
The Japanese government ins never
! appeared to have any connection wit'i
i the negotiations, but as the land is prac
tlcally worthless auapiclon attached to
the eagerness of the -ryndicate to obtain
it. and it was eonaldered si least 11?
part of caution to prevent a transfer
which might involve complications in
the future Already Information has
been received Indicating that the nei
tiationi are off and thai there la no fur
ther ?ground for apprehension.
Diplomate lier., were much Interested
to-day in a dispatch from Tokio, in I
which the Japanese Foreign Offici de?
nied the Magdalena Baj reporta II said
that Japan did not dream ?if attempting
to obtain a foothold In America, and the
reporta probably arose from th? fact
that several yeara ago a member of the
Diel went to Mexico and endeavored to
obtain fishing concessions
SHOT 3; "PHONED OFFICERS!
Texas Farmer Kills Neighbors
and Asks To Be Arrested.
? ?r.i'il.urv. Tex., April .V I?r. .1 B
? it;.! Luther i;.trre!l w.-re Instant -
I) killed and T. M. Wilaon "as badly
wounded at Hill city, near here, to-day
Their aasailant was Mack Parker, a young
firmer, who has telephoned fur <".ran
bury olil..?-is t<? com.' ami arrest him.
The cause of the bhooting is unknown
l?r Thlllej wss shut dead as he atood
i: his drug Btore. Wilson, whuse wounds
maj not prove fatal, was Bred upon aa
hi stood ai a telephone. Oarrell vv.is
killed in a fhld on Ills farm, just outside
? n 11:11 city.
CONGRESS AS A JOKE
So, Senator Heyburn Asserts,
Newspapers Regard It.
Washington, April .">. Senator Hcy
burn. of i'laho. to-daj made a debate on I
the bill t?i recodlfy the printing laws the
occasion for an attack upon newspaper*.
The Benator was pressing an amendmen:
which, however, was nut voted upon, to
reduce th.- subscription price ?.f "Th :
Congressional Record" in an effort to
popularize Us circulation.
Benator Heyburn asserted thai the
mud.'m newspaper printed only jeata and
sensations about Congress, and added
that if th.- people were compelled \o de
I .nd upon newspapers t<<r their ?duca?
tion the gi.vernmenl could not long con?
If 'The Congressional Record' should
be auppreased," he cried, "Munchauaen'i
record ?>f travela would be mild In com
pariaon with the newapaper accounts ot
th<- plu. eedings of Congreaa." The Sena
t?.r added thai newspaper men who made
m ol rourtcalea extended by the Senate
treated Congress as a joke.
AUTOMOBILE FALLS ON BOY
Trolley Car Strikes Machine and
Bowls It Over on Lad.
Peter Kelly, fifteen years r,]d, of N'<?.
802 Rogers avenue, Brooklyn, was badly
Injured lasl night, \vh?-ii an automobile
driven by John Morts, a chauffeur, ol
No 2821 West 8th street, Coney Islam).
t. n um him, after being turned over l>\
,, Reld avenue trolley ..ar. The l.u\ was
i ,.1!.,! t i th? Kings . '..uiit\ Hoaplta I,
h, ?. it mi' said hi* skull and right leg
,., broken, and thai he was Injured
,iiv and had small chance >.f aur
\ i\ Ing th.- night.
Kell) waa on roller skates at ihe time
Muit/ ami Ins friend, Thomaa Leddy, ?.f
v? i v i -, Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn, wer.'
Ij |.. rsona in 11 ?? automobile. Just
? i, m ichine approached Church ave*
nue, going north on Bedford avenue. th?<
trolley ?ar approached from the opposite
direction ami atrucfc it an forcefully that
th,- automobile was turned over on its
i ,,!. ..n th- boy
'Ihe automobile, w dich ? ?ta ? reel . ?i
.V..S owned by Willi .m Johnson, of No, '
IM Prospecl Park W??at, Mr Johnson
?aid laal ">*ll! lhal Morts, who la Ins '
? hauffeur, liad tak? n Ihe car from th?.
,. r! ..ut hia permission.
MOTHER WINS SON'S PARDON.
Providence, April 5 At thosollcltstlon of
n,.- prlaonera' mother, I lover nor Pothler
h pardoned Harn Davis, .? Newark
u i vuiinv; in.?", srho was aentsncod ?a
N(iV,.,ni?. i p. nina months' Imprisonment
i,,,' breaking a'"1 entering Tie tonal.n
,,,,,,,,?, |he recommendation and the prison*
. : i,,i i.? < n sel '"?'"
. ,lt ?la, .,i Angostura Bitter? before I
nuala )? -a ,i. liclou? s?>pstisei A?jvi. |
SCENES IX HICKMAN, KV.. NOW FLOODED BY THE MISSISSIPPI.
Tho greal government levee five miles west of Hickman broke last night, making conditions much worse than shown in these ohot
eranhs. which wore taken on Tuesday
PEINS HEADS JURY
THAT FES PRISONER
With Cortelyou and Other Well
Known Men, He Hears Case
Against B. F. Jackson.
DELIBERATED 18 MINUTES
Defendants' Children Testify
That J. Harry Lavelle, Who
Was Killed, Threatened
A Coroner's Jury, ?if which George w.
Perkins was foreman and on which sev?
eral other well known men s?r\?-?i. lis
charged ?rein custody yesterdaj ?Ben?
jamin P. Jackson, charged with ihe
death of J Hair? Lavelle, who was sh-?*
?>n March 22 ai No. 1223 Simpson street,
The Bronx, the home <.f ih?- defendant.
Tli?- Inquest ?\;-h held by Coroner Bhon
gut. Ja kson was represented ??- Sam?
uel B. Slater, former State Senator, and
Samuel Oreen berg. The prosecution was
conducted bj John M. Mlnton, jr.. an \
sistani District Attorney In the h ?nilclde
bureau. The Jurj was out ?-?kIh?- ? i min
A number "f witnesses were ? ailed, who
testified that Lavelle, whose s,ist?-r. Mrs
Martha Lahcne* was employed by Mi.
Jackson as housekeeper, bad on several
occasions threatened :<> "get-' the de?
fendant. They said thai when La veils
was ordered awaj by Mr. Ja? ks??n on
the night of the shooting h ? said to
Jackson, "I'll n" and I'll take the top of
your skull with me."
Mrs. Mina ?Lavelle, a sister-in-laa ?>f
the man who wh? shot, t.-stiti.-i! tha! on
a visit i" Mr. Jackson's house she s??w h
revolver lying on ? ? chair In the hall, and
thai he told h? r he kepi it there an I
kepi the light turn' d low. so that If an*
one came t.. attach him the ad,untase
would n"! ix whollj with th?* man out?
When Mr. Ureenberg was going t?> lei
the witness go without having full; an?
swered a f|uestion pul i" her 'is I? how
far tli.- ?hair un which the revolver
r?-si??i was from the door, ?foreman
Perkins sa??l to the attornej "See here,
you are n"i developing th<- quest!In pul
li\ the luror We want r<> know hois
she -?.uld see tho -jun"
Dead Man's Children Testify.
Kst.-iu- Jackson, thirteen years old, a
daughter of the defendant, and h?-r sis
ter Nancy, two years older, said th-,
heard Lavelle come to the door an?! .-ay
t.? their father, "You ar.- afraid ?.f rn?-."
Their father i??l?l him to go away, th?--.
said, and he answered that he would
take Ihe lop of Mr. Jackson's skull with
him ii he wenl Then, they said, La?
v?-lle yir/.iti Mr Jackson b) the throat
with on? hand while he reached for his
pocket with the other Mr Jackson
said. I ii'i.'t shoot in.-, i.av elle.' and In
a moment Ihej heard several shots
Their brother Edward, eleven years old,
was also ? a ll?-?l.
Mrs Martha Laheney. whose pi.,,, a?
hotisekee|>er in Ml Ja? kson's home is
sal?l i?, have been at the bottom o! ihe
trouble Ixptween her brother and Mr
Jackson, took the stand s-'h.- \?,,.,s
.ir? sed In black, and appeared weak ?nd
la I \ ??us.
? Thai afternoon ihe daj ol Ihe si.t
Ing, ' she I'i'piii In a i<>\\ tone, "I was sit
tlng al Ihe window and saw mj brother
go past He had i?-.-ii drinking, an?) i
was frightened; so l asked one ?.f .he
children to call Ihelr father. I turned
niv Ina?! asid'- as he lounged past, hut l
saw him make a grima ??? at me Just the
The witness was overcome lij h?-r f?.?!
Inga at ihis i'.'iiii. and s? ? med i" i?
aboul to faint. Assistant District Attor?
nej Mniion i rodu? ed some smelling salt?!
nnd an? i h few moments she rontlnu<sd
'Aboul five ?weeks i? 'fore the shooting
she said, "i wss talking lo m\ mother on
the telephone, i hi urd i ome one snatch
tbe i? ? ? r.' i from her, and m* brother's
\ol< o cam? ov n the .\ iie. 'if you call
m? this house sgsln.' he sal?), 'I'll ha?
yon arrested; and I'll Ils thai Jew, i"" '
Brother Introduced Her to Jackson.
Sd? testified i" il?? conversation prs
ceding Ihs shooting, which wan over
heard b* Mr. Jackson's dsughters Bhu
I i.iitiiui.-.l on ?.-.?.ml page, IIS 11? ,?liinm.
it'not ?graps* b> George rjrantham Bain.)
I GETS ALLEGED THIEF
Covers Him with Revolver and
Summons Aid by Blowing a
FINDS HIM IN HER HOUSE
Had Prepared Herself Because
of Many Robberies in the
Neighborhood, and Saved
Silver Wedding Gifts.
Mrs Sarah Ehrlich, who lives with her
famil: in a four stun house at No 2251
Decatui avenue. The Bronx, proved more
than i match for a man sh, found In her
horns when ahe returned laal evening
? i a trip rlowntoM n With a revolver,
.sh,- cowed him Into submission, and with
the ;ii?l of a police whistle and a tale
phone, completed her capture, and had
th- man locked up at tie Bronx Park
? tat |un.
Mrs. Ehrlich, who is middle aged,
though! sh?' heard a nota*? In the parlor
w ? .-n she opened fli? door of her house.
Be knew none of her famil) was al home,
and became susi Iclous. She looked Into
th?- par'or. could aee nobody, but t?>"l<.
her revolver from i shelf near the dour
and looked into the dining room.
As she ?lid bo a man rushed oui and
ran upstairs sh?- ordered him to atop,
and threatened in ahool When he saw
the revolver he aurrenderod. At Mrs
Ehrllch'a bidding he descended the
stairs. an?l Bhe hacked him up sgslnat
the wall of tlu- hallwav
Th?- number of robberies and hold-ups
?n th?. neighborhood led Mis Ehrlich tu
i.r. irli i erself s ith the revolver i ml
.\1 ? ? 11 paaaing the houae entered on
hearing the pull., whistle and saw th..
situation at a glance Mrs Ehrlich
handed the revolver to one "i thi m, ai d
th?'. kepi guard over the prisoner while
Mrs Ehrlich wenl t<> the telephone and
. ailed up !'??? Bronx Psi h station
Detective f'lark was senl around ami
.ii - ? I. d ihe man. vv hu said he w .1 - I ?.mi. 1
Roach, an Ironworker, ?>*' Nu. 226 Weal
A qusntlt) of ailverwsre, pari of win. .,
' i ?insistid ot wedding pns> tits up Mrs.
Ehrllch'a silver wedding annlverssry,
?and other vnlusblea were found packej
up in a corner, read) t<? be t.*i<- n awaj
Roach at tlrst asid he wenl t?> the
huas.- t., collect a hin, i,in win), Mr
Ehrlich declared aha owsd hills t?. in.
body, he said, sccordlng to the pup,..
he was hlfUgry and entered (lie hull-.- P.
gel something t<> eat.
MAY BE CLARK'S HOUN DAW(+'
Oklahoma Editor and His Hound Pup
Will Walk to Baltimore Convention.
, Sh.iltii, k. ??kin . April | Afoot, and ...
companled i.v h|a ravorite in.mid. a pup,
| 'fail ' Mitchell will travel t?. the l>? mo*
;.? National ?invention hi Halliniore
next gone II.. I.hm nut announr. i >.,- i. ,r,
.' ,1"- Use ?late ??! ins departure been
, iiia.li publie
j Mitchell, ni..i i- mi .-.in.,i -,.\h !,, #-\
I peels t?..Ki political addresses along tin*
wnj He i? ? native ??f Missouri I
DYNAMITE USED AT EL PASO
Corralitos Bridge to Juarez Dam?
aged by Mexicans.
? l-:i Paso, Tex., April 5. -The Mexico &
! Northwestern bridge, spanning the Rl?j
Grande Kl\?-r li?-t\??-?-n El Paso and
Juarex, known as '.lu- Corralitos bridge,
was damaged by a terrific dynamite ex?
plosion ii.t !? o'clock to night
Invef ti>,-,ifi"ii of the bridge reveals thai
onlj a small portion of the woodwork
n'as destroyed and that the railway
track was not Injured.
Sentries al Mi?- Mexican end "f the
bridge declare that the parties who mude
th.- attempt i" destroy the bridge ran
?.ff ??n tin- American side with the cry of
"Viva Madero!" Th.- bridge will be
. ?isII*t repaired.
KING'S LEGS TOO THIN
Spanish Editor to Prison for 8
Years for Pictorial "Libel."
I By ? -- Tribun?1 1
Madrid, April 5. Juan Mella, editor of
th.- s...-lallst magasine, "Vida Socialists."
has bei n condemned t.- pay a fine of
$400 .?ii.I t?i serve elghl years in prison
for |ntl lishlriK a cartoon which, it is as?
sert.-.!, reflects on ihe personal character
of Kim? Alfonso. The Socialists ar? agi
t.-ite'i and have started a popular outer]
against tin? "military Juatlce." as they
term it EJven many of those ulio sa?.
that Mells is guilt) consider the penalty
too sei ere.
The cartoon in question m n> sent to
tin- magasine by Pablo Iglesias, a Bo
ciallsl ln'i'iit?. who received it fr?mi an
iinkn.?'.' n artist The i entrai figure is an
extremelj thin huntsman with*? xcess ve
l\ tir leg iglesias cannot be prose?
cuted i.au.se of his ??tti.-ial position, and
Mella ?"as n ade t" beai tl ?? brunt ?>f th?;
whole affair, which, it is lik?i\. ??ill have
PRIEST TO THE RESCUE'
Directs Men in Releasing Lace
Importer Caught Under Car.
The R? ? T I. Walsh, s Roman Cath?
olic nrlest, i'-d the wrk >.f resculr.g
William Jackson, a lace Importer, "f No,
1??:: Wes! 77th street, who, after being
i kn?. k?-?i down early this morning by a
Third avenue cai al TTtli street, v..is
held a prisoner under the fron! platform.
I Jackson wns taken to the Reception
Hospital, suffering fr-.tn cuts and bruises.
\ti. i .la? ksi'ii was hit the crowd gath?
ered around th? car, waiting tot the
; Hue's ? ' ergencj a agon and the ami u
ii a .-? ore of you men ?"-Hi st sist. i
believe v?? ran release the sufferer \?lth
little difficulty." said Father Walsh, a*ho
, ,n . up to ? ? ?? hat the trouble a as
|.-iK \ \ ..hint? ? i?d their sen Ices Al
id,, dire? i.f the pi lest, a score of
mem ? aughi hold of the front platform
of the car and lifted it high enough t"
drag out Jackson's body, He was car?
ried to h nesrb) drug store, where lo?
uas i.-iii|?"t-'t'il? all.aid.-,| b) l>r Harr, of
the it?-, eptlun Hospital prior t-? his re?
moval i" 'hat Institution, Kather Walsh
dlsap|N ired i soon as the iimbuluncs
REPUBLICAN SPECIAL TO HOCHES
Tbit coNvrNrioN via new york
Cl'lldAL LINES tvlll IrSVl '.nuil ? -ii
ii.d r.iiiiiiiii Monday, April x. R Il h. m ,
sniviii-j Rocttnnttr, t?:M g m A.ut
?SMI FOR TAFT
Such Action Expected Regarding
New York State's Delegates
CONVENTION TO BE SMOOTH
Conservative Platform Prepared
"That Should Be Satis?
factory to Repub?
It was said here yesterday with some
degree of assurance that in all proba
hiiity th?? four del<sfates*at*large to the
Republican National Convention to be
chosen at the state convention in Rook*
ester next weck would I"' instruete?! for
the renomination of President Taft At
? the same timo it was said that there
would he nothing but smooth sailing In
the convention, the Intimation being thai
,i fslr working agreement had been
reached between William Barnes, jr., the
etate chairman, and Samuel S, Koenig,
who has taken the leading part in the
fiph t fur the renomination of President
If the delegates-at-large are instruet
??! It win mean thai Chairman Barnes
has changed his attitude on that, point,
becsuae he has from the start taken the
poaition that such instructions were not
In regard to the platform to be adopt*
ed, It is undent.1 that Chairman
Barnes Benator Root, Mr. Koenig and
??thers hsve had a number of conferences
and practlcslly come to an agreement
upon th?> various planks, A tentative draft
has been prepared. This has been seen
by the President, and It Is understood ha
marl?- no sdverse commentiupon it
According to those In a position to
know something about it. tin- platform,
while conservative, will nol be reaction?
ary. "H will be one thai should be aatia*
factory to all Republicans," was one
comment msde upon it. it will corns oui
atrongly ayah st the doctrine of the re?
call of Judgea and Judicial decisions but
may nol touch un the initiative and ref?
erendum, on the ground that they are
more ,<( state than national issu? s und
that the Roch?eater platform should ?l^nl
entirely with national problems.
It is also siid that the queation of a
third Preeldentlsl term may nol be dis?
cussed and the issue of ?lire.-t primaries
may be left for discussion In th? plat?
form In th.. fall. The platform will de?
clare fur a protective tariff, it is under*
stood, and will strongly Indorse the Tar?
iff Board appointed b\ the President f??r
the scientific attidy of the problem.
There has been an Impression that
?Chairman Han..s wsa anxious t?-. take
the place of chairman <?f the committee
on reaolutlona for hlmaelf, but the in
formatioi yeaterdaj wss that Senator
Root would In all probability receive
Mr Koenig returned last night from a
trip tu Washington. "I went there." he
?aid, ''*" *ee aome ?if our Sew fork
state m.i1 tbe detalla of the conven
i,,,i, | h,ui talks aU?ng these linea with
Benator Root, Vice-President Bherman,
rtecretan stlms..n of the War Depart*
, ment and .? numb? ol ? 'ongressraen
! front this st.it.' I also called upon Pres?
ident Tafl t?i ps) m\ respecta "
Congressman Calder returned from
Washington with Mr Koenig Both nid
(he) did not rare to talk about the plana
i that had been made for the convention.
Mr. Koenig -'tul >l"i?ti Boyle, Jr.. aecre
i tar) of 'I'.""'v committee, will k?. t..
Buffalo to-night :?> spend Bunda) it
: Niagara Fslls. Th . win k<> fi,.M1 t.,, ...
t., Rochester on Monday morning Most
i of th.- N.A Y??rk Cli) delegatea will not
-tart fur the convention until Monday
night, chairman Barnes will go to?
HATEFUL FLOODS* CRY WOMEN
Five Carloads of Easter Hats Held Up
by High Waters.
s?i i,..u.R. April ?'? It w is r?ported <>n
Milliners' Ro? this afternoon that five
, .,: losds "i ISsstei liais, , ..nsiKin.i t>) ? v
i.m i" points in Mississippi, ...uiKi.i. Ten?
nessee ami Alabama, have been turned ba< k
.-count of tn. it.|a
i v|.i.-s . ..nip,un.'M n. milv accapUng
conslgnmenta tu southern points subject to
BIG LEVEE BURSTS;
WATERS SWEEP 01
Great Gcvernmcnt Dike at Hick
man, KyM Clives Way mti the
Mississippi Races Unhindered
Over 150 Square Miles.
MANY LIVES ARE IN PERU
Rivor Ranches Flood Stage t
Nateh?l and Armies of Men
Work Desperately to
Stem the Onrvtsh
The flood ar^a In the Mississlprit Vat
ey was widened a*id lengthened \ ester
?Jay, The Msr government levee west o
Hii-kman. Ky . prnte^tlr-?*; the K^lfne
?Lake district of Kentuckj and Te? nense??
broke late yesterday alterno? n, and it ti
believed one hundred and fifty squar.
miles ??ill Im Inundated. This lection li
ronifinratlvely thlckl) populated, and UMA
nt life j?, expected. Much suffering an?
property damage seem ? ertaln
In Its ?inward nisi- ?She ' -
reached a flood Ht.-ig?-- almost ??. N it
Miss. and last nlghl hundr? ?'?- - me?
??er- at work on th?' levees In tl
mensced teiritory, itopplng small ;
snd strengthening spots ??? ?
the tonillo strain As the ri\
rising at ?'airo. II!. and ta?^ tlhl?
slowly mounting higher as fai
Loulsrllle, with smsller utreami
down th" lfn?- ?pouring unprc? ? let ?.-d vol?
umes of wster Into the Mb pi. ihe
!?.?>. r ri? ? r district faced ? ? i li ii
Six hundr?sd snd thlrt) -elgl ?.-?>:
the Mississippi Is seiitHislj mit. ? ?. i. tl it
i..-:nK the distance between Colui
Ky., and Vlcksburg, Mi??. The ?.'? ?'? ?
strain, where the levee is* liable to '? r ?k
at any time, extends from foluir.??is,
Ky., to Helens, Ark. s ?lisian-? <?f :'.1S
The flood death list prpbaMi ? is
brought to eighteen at an t-aliv hOUf
this morning. This is not positive, how?
ever. Reports of loss of lit'?- have ? :
Ina? curate ir son-., inatan? es, snd doul t
less parsons have .been drown?ed In re?
mote settlements without the facts being
The propert) loss late last night was
conservatively estimated a* |l..T*OO,000.
? work is going ?"?n as rapidiy as i..
terrupted transportation ta? UltlUMS will
allow. At Hlckman, Ky., three thou?
sand persons ar?- sheltered In i?-nts
vldod by the federal and state i.-?? ?Tn
ments. Pood is being supplied Li
localities where the local suppl)
ixhausted. a? ute suffi rlni
port? d from man., points.
one hundred starving refugees were
found in two houses at Wyatt, nln? n
east of CbarltBoton, Mo., last night. They
were discovered by a rescue party from
Bt Louis, which ??ill tak?> them su|
DIKE BURSTS WITH A ROAR
Hickman Workers Flee as Water
Engulfs Vast Area.
Hlckman, Ky., April 5. -With s m*t
that could be heard for miles the Mis?
sissippi Hiver flood burst through lh?)
government levee, Ave miles wes of
here, late to-day, and to-night is ?
ov?>r the Reelfoot Lake dtstri. t. By to?
morrow IJ?O square miles of farming
lands will he an Inland sea.
(.rave apprehension is felt for the
safety <?f farmers In remote se? ti<?n> <?f
the sparsel) settled country Thev it<*r
when li csms through tore a gap sixty
f?-.'t Ids in the levee, and the swirling
curn-nt Is fast eating away the earth?
work and widening th.- breach
The Reelfoot levee, ss it Is generally
known, h.xl been regarded as a dangef
point for a week, snd sti.- i efforts
had been mads t?. hold the flood. L'util
to-day. when th?> wav.s. driven b) m
high wind, hegan t?? Ix-at against the
hanks, it uns thought the tight would 'is
won. The battle was ?t its height at ths
end. wiu-n th.? collapse cam? th?- work?
ers were compe'ted to run for th?-ir i ?,
a number making tli?-ir was to 111? * k i n m
sfoot, while others, marooned btyoud
the break, were rescu?sd In -
The Reelfoot Basin is m ids u| of
small farming communlths A i. 0*1 ?Sf
of the r.-si'ients already had abend i
their honn-s. h-ir others remained n
th.-lr lands. When ?he crash csm<
forts w?-r?- made to romraunlcste with
the scattered villages !?> telephone, hut
with little luccess. Ths property ?I-tri?
age ?sill !"? Isrge
The Reelfoot let.stends shout fifty
miles, fr?.m !ln kman t.. Tipt??ii\ 11 '.->.
T.-iin Where the break occurred ths
land slopes gradual,! t?> the Tens.i
line end then Is practically level. Cot?
ton and alfalfe are the prln.'ipal crops
rais?-?! m the overflowed country
Hlckman win n?'t be affected bj the
break. The waters will overflow i.ak.
County, Tenu . and the extreme end ?t
Fulton ?'.it?. K? . an.i then will Iw
forced back through Oblon and t" the
r ?.thill.?, of tie residence section ol
?It? The vs. iti m ,. itskirts of Hi? kiiia-,
and the business district already are in?
undated as the result of B tr.ak Ig |
privat- levee last Monda) nUht.
Picture of Desolation.
\ picture of fosolstlou Is prossiiled by
this flooded town, whethei it be s \i.*.* ??r
the tented city, which shelters t,"?? ii.-i.-c
lees, helpless persons, or the Bppsreats]
llmltl?*aa wast?* of tiui?l?l\ w.it.i' lUat
stretches oui befo-re them and the btrokeg
levee <m which m n I ?ve been worlclag
with feverish energ) to thwart ths river's
Thieves sre becoming sctlve In the flood?
? d ?... ?,,..i ol W est I Hi kir.m ?'?nuit? m
thorltles sre discussing the sdvtssblllty ?f
asking for a. company of militia t<? pretetl
prop? ? t?
Refuge es eontlnue te arries In ?peat aum
bera Their losase sre temporarily obscured
in their minds 1.? personal niffertns snd
snxlet) over ti-,.-ir kinsmen. Mr?- Wtlllaa
Venters, of litand No I, ?vim wss rs* i it
b) a lam?, li, is tissas! illstract<Mt, he.,? use
h.r husband snd children ??>?!>? left behind
lasen refuge In lh ? sttk* <?f I .
home, where, phi sj : - Inn .Ml nti i
ths hssusl were driven several days iaO
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