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ffiljf NO. 153. . SALT LAKE CITY, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1912. 12 PAGES-FIVE CENTS M
1H IN IS
Jge, Prosecuting At
irney, Sheriff and Jur-
jrShot Down in Court-
I I room at Hills ville, Va.T
following Sentence of
Wghter Occurs When
Mothers of Floyd Al
fa With a Band of
Ittempt to Save Him
bltnutlcmal News Service.
-JLhSVHAjlZ, Va., March 14. -"The
Aliens a ro coming!" Through
I the streets of this little village.
' numbering only 300 people, and
r, situated on the bonier of the wild
feU mountains, the word passed In
'ominous whispers UiIh morning,
ro mountaineers. Jack and Sidney
t, had galloped inLo the town,
llielr bridles at the door of the
iickle, wooden hotel and walked In,
jlh swagger and Ihe bulging "Ips
po ready for fight
krest came In ijulckly about eigh
laore all armed, all silent, all ob
fi prepared for trouble,
pwur later Judge Thorton Massle
pot to death on the bench of (he
p courthouse; Conimonwcalth At
T William Foster lay against the
PR, dying, with a bullet through
N, SlierlfC "Webb was dead In the
p,cf tlio room; Juror Douglas had
Rlaalirap to the floor of the jurors
hill Dexter Goad, clerk of Iho
1 irnl Floyd Allen, the prisoner on
LT,r" writhing at opposite ends of
F)lB'1Ue 3tlirfy lia11' Several others
, Jlruck by blllIet-c:. ut oo was sc-'
'ns had conio.
PtmJ1 of 0utiaws.
i fro .their mountain fastness,
,StBv,hC,r Eau,lt' recd ponies, armed
li SjjBj'nchcstoi-x and pistols, the moat
WJP clan of the Blue Ridge had
. ul,1na.te defiance In the law
LK becaiiEo they will now be hunted
h'dden cabin, the most secret
ft 81111 pf Hi mountains, and
lt11 lhel' ltH. The posses arc out
ctBind tlm posses are made up of of
. of fcullsls who have been enc-
MMT1119 Aliens for a hundred years.
befl" 111 tho lllHlol'i' of
Jf0"0"''- section of Virginia,
'lEili FX' Jr aml charIcs Egbort
irtfiKkt' haV matl,i rma"tlc- hs such
'ir-.IK6 outlawry struck a seat of
courlroo,' where men were
Jmr aB rapidly as they dared' to
'Trm-h f'-ot' was aln"st calm
AKr the cni8h ot Ulc Powder and
43fclT01' hdd bt'e" "ompleLcly prciir
jSRi UyuH practically announced bu
lil!KinH,!Ud''0 -XIaH3,c Kalliint gray
'iSEil ' cd,,WhIu for the sOtto su
sWtach, and Foster, thc common
I Kfe J ,nt'- together with the other
VEl e cou,'l l1,l;w better than
VlmL :iUm tllc' were walking un-
ffijK wro,,f d-a-u wi,cu they en"
.ni th,y n with their work.
.t&SS fJe Wuy witli Ylrgll;,nK.
"SKaJS,d hp,llss. unarmed before
'i?5B'Aliftn ' Cvou a,c prisoner, old
SlBtol A ntcd for lwo5' ycira aa
' lls i Cral'' fc,,,hl1 lc;,dor ln tlle
llHd 11 gun when the shooting
i Mi l 8 ""Pows from officers
.s2M" athfV? th-younsr mci1 0,1 a
lrflHE novii aii K p,-oplc 0,1 thc 'Bh"
S-iBir -ri ons Ulal wns a awlft-
'-Silm hl "f th,Mr enemies who
irSHs i ov?ur,,room- B,,t ih,j
W?3t ,;LrwhlnilnBly uriiIiihI the
TOBbtivV f hPf-thoP8 lila elan-
J'Btatcd uu, . 1 WttH w,,-v the word
Jm? &b01,t village this morn-
'n'clori i1cnt out l lHboratft
WllS, n U.' ,,10"llnf'- They ro-
usKr Tr T,,c voom was
ir'Httly Htm' 8n,lsy mountaineer
('T JBk a , ;k 11 mo tcli and lighted
tMiJff- y rebukcd lin and he
(he Z ldwll Probably dying
SWJ4ct, 'orc,nan what Aas
Girl and Pastor
Who Is Tried
For Her Death
dev. i, o. mm
1 PRISONER'S DOCK
Widely Known Divine on
Trial at Pittsburg' on Charge
of Causing' Death of Girl.
By International News Service.
PITTSBURG, Pa., March M. Occupy
ing a position fnr . different from that, to
which he was accustomed In the pulpit
or on the teachers' rostrum, the Ttev. "V.
D. McKarland. a widely known divine or
thc United Preabylerluu church and
promlnenL ln cducationul circles, was
called for trial today on the . charge of
having performed operations whlnh re
sulted in the death of his former secre
tary, MId8 Elsie Dodd Coo.
McFarland, as immobile as over but
bowed slightly with his sixty years,
darted deliant glances from behind gold
rlmmed spectacles, closed hia Hps Into a
thin line, sunk back Into bin chair and
gripped his aged wife's hand after enun
ciating clearly "Not guilty."
Court Room Crowded.
The courtroom waa crowded with min
isters or tho United Presbyterian church,
who have contributed to the fellow
cleric's defense fund, and woll-known
fdueatorx formerly associated with the
defendant when he was principal of tho
Pittsburg high school. Many others
were attracted by morbid curiosity and
anxiety to hear thc harrowing details of
how Elsie Coo died tryingto hide her
shame and the part thc minister played
in the tragedy.
In a corner, surrounded by sympathis
ing women, wns "LUHnn Coc. a pathetic
black-garbed Hgure. Dale raced and with
wistful, tear-reddened eyea. determined to
give her evidence acainst the man whom
alio blames for her elder's death. Mrs.
Coe. the mother, io confined to her
The features of the day woro the bat
tle warced for and tigMlnst the admitting
tho dylni; deuosltlon of Miss Coe. which
Anally was admitted, and the testimony
of L.llHan Coe. Tn thc statenifnt MIhb
Coc declared that Dr. McFarland had
performed the two operations from which
ihe was dying and that Ttollin McCon
nell of Chicago was responsible for the
condition which the minister tried to
After testimony of physician: who at
tended Miss Coc at thc hospital. TJIlInn
Coo took the stand. She declared that
Dr. McFarland would not tell her tho
nature of the operation ho had performed
and Unit he left the city hurriedly after
promising to remain until "her sister re
covered. It wa? Jndlonted by the defense that it
will endeavor' to prove that McFarland
was only a "ministering angel." who-ap-peared
after Miss Coij herself had per
formed the fatal operation.
The prosecution rcfuaed to say whether
McConnell will be called xo the stand.
Salt Lakers in Now York.
Special to Tho Tribune.
NEW YORK, March Cadillac. Y
Edwards; Hollaiid, Mm S. A. Cailey,
Warden, Deputy War
den and Usher of Ne
Shot to Death by Trio
of Desperate Prisoners
While Making Their
KEEPER OF CELL
Murderers Disappear in
Blizzard; Emute the
Outcome of Spirit of
Unrest Since Negro
Convict Killed Deputy
Warden on Feb. 1 1 .
LIN'OOLN, March I I. Three prisoners
at the Nebraska penitentiary at
"Lancaster, threo miles south of
here, this afternoon assassinated
"Warden James Delahunty, Deputy
Warden Charles Wagner, Usher A. C.
Heilman and wounded Cell Housekeeper
The three convicts then made their es
cape from th front entrance of the peni
tentiary and were swallowed up in a bliz
zard. The killing was done by Convicts
Morlej'. Taylor and Dowd. all of whom
were sentenced for bank robbery. Morle
has served previously in Missouri for
The trio shot Deputy Warden Wagner
In bin office, just ofC the chapel, which
looks out., into the.. prison yard. Doody
was shot Just outside Ihe cell house, of
which he was keeper.
Blow Lock Off Door.
The murderers,' after blowing off the
lock of the first steel door which leads
Into the public entrance of the prison,
rushed tho turnkey, at the point of a
gun, forced hlni to unlock another door,
took his keys and let themselves out
Into the main corridor.
Before tho men let themselves out they
had shot Warden Delahunty and Ueher
rlellman through the barred doors when
the two men rushed out of their offices
Into the main corridor as they heard tho
first shot. Tho warden was shot once
and Hellmau twice. A3 tho trio rushed
by the warden another millet was put
into his body as he leaned against a door
None of the other convicts except the
three who did thc shooting attempted to
escupe. The turnkey, locked the doors
Immediately after their departure and the
remaining convicts were locked- In their
cellu. No liberty will be allowed any
of tho convicts until Governor Aldrlch
Militia Called Out.
As aoon as news of the uprising
reached tho governor's office an order
was received calling out thc local com
pany of tho state mill tin. It was marched
to the station, where a special train was
waiting to carry it to the penitentiary.
Sheriff Nyers and a poP6c also started
Immediately for the prison, together
with Chief Hunger of the Lincoln pollco
department and rlvo patrolmen.
Governor Aldrlch was at Peru, visiting
the stale normal school, and from there
directed that Adjutant General Phelps
of thc stalo militia be put in temporary
chargo of the penitentiary.
It lis not known where the c.onvloto
got their weapons, but It Ik believed
they were smuggled in by former pris
oner?. Word was received at tho penitentiary
late today that three men had been seen
going into a haystack about three miles
west of the prison. A posac immedi
ately started out on I his clew.
Cause of Outbreak.
Today's outbreak is bolioved to be tho
outcome of a spirit of unrttBt prevalent
among tho convicts for over a month.
On Sunday morning. February H. o.
negro convict, Albert Prince, fatally
stabbed Deputy Warden E. D. Davis at
the chapel service. No attempt was
mnde at a goneral outbreak at that time,
although tho convicts were assembled in
On Friday, March I, employees of the
prison saw former convicts pass a pldol
of morphine through tho gate of the
prison yard to one of the Inmates. Re
strictions immediately wero placed on
tho convicts with a view to stamping out
thc traffic In tho drug.
Laat Saturday Chaplain Johnson of the
penitentiary resigned after a conversa
tion with tho governor relative to prison
discipline. A week ago today the gov
ernor had Issued an order barring wom
en prison workers and Sunday school
teachers from visiting the prison during
services, declaring that their association
with tho convicts was undesirable,
Taylor is regarded by prison oftlolals as
tho Instigator of thc mutiny and th one
who Is believed to have killed both War
den Delahunty and Deputy Wapnor, ITc
(Continued, ou Page Six.)
1 HOW TO BE FAMOUS THOUGH FATAL. I
By John T. McCutcheon.
ICop7rlrht: 1012: By John T. McCuteheoa.
v ' , '
Fame Route No. 1 Buy a good stout aeroplane Fame Route No. 2 Or be the first to fly from
and be the first to reach the South Pole. Cairo to the Cape.
Fame Route No'Fy across the Atlantic" Farrw Rou 4Flyo the top of Amount Everest
Fame Routo No. 5 Fly over tho Forbidden" City Fame Route No. 6 Fly to Thibet and do a few
I Mecca. ( spirals over the city of Lhasa.
OVER KK ESCAPE
Intense Excitement Following
Attempt' of Anarchist to
Special Cable to Thc Tribune.
ROME, March 14. After a. day of In-,
tenso excitement,' following an attempt
to assassinate Klng iVIctor Emanuel III.
by a youthful anarchist, Antonio D'Alba
by name, the city quieted' down late, to
night, the people having exhausted them
selves apparently ln one long and wild
ovation to tho monarch who eo narrowly
escaped death. Not content with cheer
ing the king and queen on their return
from thfl Pantheon, whore they had as
sembled to do honor to tho birthday of
king Humbert, who himself met death
at the hand of an assassin, tho populate
formed Into immense groups and paraded
tho streets of the city shouting and sing
ing In sheer exuberance of Joy over the
escape of their majostl.e. Enormous
crowds assembled in front of thc Qulrl
nal palace. Time and again King "Victor
and Queen Helena appeared on the bal
conies and bowed their acknowledg
ments to their subjects. Nightfall
brought parading thouHauda bearing
torches, who cheered the king and queen.
Their majesties wore visibly aft'ecied at
the spontaneous and long continued ova
tion. Nearly overy Iiouse in Rome is bo
flagged, tho stars and stripes being con
spicuous among thn many international
flags displayed. Americans wero numer
ous in tho vast crowds before the Qulr
Inal, and In the streets. Amorlcan Em
bassador Grlscom wa3 tho flrat diplomat
to present congratulations at tho Qulrl
ual. The king took tho whole affair in a
modest way. He jokingly remarked to
a friend during the ovonlng:
"I am glHd I sustained Ihits hapllsm of
fire while my soldiers are fighting in
The pope vos deeply pained to learn
of tho attempt on tho life of tho Icing,
and made this comment:
"The.no ar tho consequences of thc
ltTollglon of our times."
D'Alba, tho Ofleassin, Is perhaps the
moHt unconcerned person ln Rome to
night. He Ik a slonemnson, and do
scrlbes himself as an "Individual anarchist-"
He made the attempt on tho
klng'H life, he ways, as a protent against
thc orRTxnlzatlon of society. He said ho
was satisfied with what he had done, and
claimed that nohody had instlgatod him
to the dncd. He Is about twenty-seven
years old, was born In Home, but thc
family comes from Abnmzi. He has been
twicn sentenced for theft and oneo fur"
maltreating hla parent.? 1
Railway Traffic Paralyzed in
Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa
KANSAS CITY, March li. Heavy
snow fell throughout northern Kansas
today and tonight one of tho worst bliz
zards of the winter is paralyzing railway
traffic-anil adding to the troubles of
roads that havo not cleared their tracks
since the storm of lost week.
Passenger . traffic on the Union Pacific
through Kansas la at a standstill. All
westbound trains on tho roads- out of
Kansas City have been annulled. In
westorn Kansas thc Union Pacific has
not been able to got trains through since
last Thursday. It Is reported that at
least throo passengor trains, with 200
pasb&ngers, are hold at Oakley. Train
No, 104, rastbound, was ntopped by the
storm at Hays City today.
Traffic, has been suspended indefinitely
on tho Central branch of the Missouri
Pacific running out of Atchison. No ef
fort will be mado to clear the tracks un
til tho Htorm abates.
Shortages of fuel and provisions are
reported from several Kansas towns
which have been cut off from train serv
ice for days.
OMAHA. Neb., March H The bliz
zard which prevailed yesterday and today
over Nebraska, western Iowa and south
ern South Dakota continued lato tonight.
Huge drifts woro plied on railway rights
of way. greatly Impeding travel.
Tn Sioux City, Dca Moines, Lincoln.'
and other cities, the effoct of the slorra
was felt seriously. Mails were delayed
badly hocausc of trains arriving late- -
The Union Pacific was tho only line
whoso trains from the wont arrived near
The snowfall hero in tho laat month
has broken all records. Tho fall has ex
ceeded seventoon Inches this week.
UP MURDER MYSTERY
PORTLAND; Or., March 14. Tho mur
der of Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith near Philo
math. Or., which has puzzled dotoctlvcs
since .Tune S. 1011. has been cleared up
through tiie arrest and sworn confession
of George Humphrey, a woodsman and
farmer, who resided with his mother and
a brother on a small farm noar that of
In his confession. Humphrey, who Is a.
bncholor 51 years old, stated that tho mo
tive of the crime was acsatUt and rob
bery. Humphrey was suspected sovcral
monl'ns later when he oold his farm at
such a anerlflce as to cauac comment. His
Gloomy Feeling in Great
Britain; Conference Ad
journs -Without Action.
Special Cable to The Tribune.
LONDON. Marqh l'i. This has been
another day of tension and suspense over
the negotiations attending the settlement
of the CTcat strike of coal miners. Tho
miners thin, mominj? were disposed to
contemplate with equanimity the changes
in their schedule, but after five hours of
deliberation with tho mine . owners a
doom settled down and in - the house of
commons tonight the atmosphere was al
most ono of despair over the situation.
Only those hoped whose faith was root
.ed in thlmrn unseen in the deep-seated
instinct of compromise.' which is thc es
sence of the English nature.
The conference today was chiefly occu
pied In discussing thc question of ma
chinery for adjusting the waucs and ad
journed without result until tomorrow.
When the conference was over for thc
day thc RKcnt for thn miners said:
"I havo lost all -hone unless tho rrov
ernment vrill act."
But when asked what the government
could do he had no answer.
"It. is a great crisis." said one shrewd
observer tonlsrht. "but It 'is being han
dled by llttlo'men."
This docs not apply to Premier As
aulth. whoso mastery of even' o'nas-; of
tho problem commands unlvorsol admira
tion. Neither side can afford, aa a Scot
tish member of parliament said tonight,
to precipitate a social revolution over a
pint-pot question like this.
Kelr Hardin, thc labor member of par
liament anticipates Kovcrnmeut lecisla
tlon by next Tuesday. All is conjec
ture, however. The onli certainty is tliat
If no settlement Is arrived at Great Brit
ain will' no longor bo on the brink, but
over the brink of hell.
KANSAS WOODMEN TO
SECEDE FROM ORDER
KANSAS CITr, Mo.. March li. Rep
resentatives of all the 152 lodges of the
Modem Woodmen of America In Kansas
decided io secede from the parent organi
zation and form an independent order,
ot a meotlng in Kansas City. Kan., today-
The recent increase In Insurance
rates by thc parent body was the cause.
An executive committee composed of
ono member from each congressional dis
trict will formulate the plan for tho new
CLEVELAND, O., March H. A secret
indictment was returned today by tho
grand Jury Investigating alleged paadlntf
of the payrolls of the Norcross company,
a marble concern. It Is snld j:hc com
pany's losses total 5100,000.
GAS COMPANY'S I
CONTROL GOES I
TO EWQWNER l
Interests of Farwell j 'I
Trust Company and As- ? : I H
sociates in Salt Lake L 'I
Property Acquired by tflB
Kelsey, Brewer & Co. r(!jM
of Grand Rapids, Mich. '
PLANT IS MODERN j M
IN EVERY DETAIL jl
Has Capacity of 600,- H
000,000 Cubic Feet of jL I
Gas Per Year; Serves '';.H
More Than 7000 Con-
sumers; Business Shows j H
Remarkable Growth. ) H
" i hbJ
Till-: controlling interest in the L'Uh
Gas and Coke company ycstcrda 'H
passed into the hands of Kelsey.
Urower & Co.. of Grand Rapids. ' "'
Mich. The price paid by tile j
Michigan company Is not announced, but
a is reasonable to assume that It will ."H
rim .close to $750,000. The Interest ac-
quired by Kelsey, Brewer & Co. is the
stock owned, up to yesterday, by the Far
well Trust company of Chicago, and it:
Kelsey. r.rewer & Co. speclullne in the
operation of gas and electric properties.
and now control plants In Indiana. Mich-
Igau and Illinois, and recently acquired 'H
the Hoise, Ida., -as company. ; f
The local gas plant has been brought W
lo a high state of efficiency under. the ('
direction of T. Charles' Ross, the general
manager, who has succeeded in building j- ,
up an immense establblimi-nt, and In
enlarging the bushier to Its presont r '
gratifying propoi tlons. Mr. Ross, who f
In addition in holding the office of gen-
era manager, is the largest local stock-
holder, when asked yesterday afternoon j
to announce the details of the purposes f
of thc Kelsey & Brewer corporation In 1
the handling of the local gas properly, ,
"Thc Utah Gas and Coke-company will 1 i
continue si broad and liberal admlulstra
lion, furnishing an adequate and until
terrupted service at a reasonable and .
fair rate schedule, fostering the good ,
will of the community served, and (level
nping gas business in a manner which
will reflect esteem on the city and thc
General Ma nugcr Ross was asked 11' he
would remain in charge. He said:
"I will retain my stock Interest, but
do not expect to continue as manager of
Is Big Enterprise. H
The Utah Gas &. Coke company is cap- 'H
Itallzcd at JV.Oi'i.OOH common and. foOO.000
preferred. There are a considerable num
her of local stockholders. - Tha franchise
under which the company operates was ;
granted In 1005, and runs fifty years from ,
that time. It Is now thc only publh
utility franchls-o In Salt Lake City undei
which, a percentage of the uross rovenuofc ,
of a corporation must be paid to the city,
Under section t of the franchise thc gar k
company agrees to pay lo the city treas
urer 1 per cent of the gross receipts from ; '
gas during tho first ten year, 1J per cent IH
for the next ten ycarK and - per cent
during thc remainder of the life of thc
Thc measure of proportionate value of
various Industries of this city can best 'H
be Judged by thc sorvico rendered. Thnt y
being true, the Utah Gas & Coke com
pany Is one of the great Industries here. ,'
(Continued on Page Two.)
ADVERTISING TALKS .
Written by ' 'M
WILLIAM C. FREEMAN U
A recent piano advertise- :H
ment attracted my attention, j. H
which read as follows: f "H
"We never ask. any one to deal
in the dark. tt'vKH
""What is to be gained by pur- vliil
chasing a piano in the dark? You fiiUI
can not. keep it there. You must
let your friends see it and play ? f'B
upon it. Doubtless, they know WB
something about music and musi I.'L bB
cal instruments, and they will not fp
be long in discovering that either H
you have been deceived or that
you are trying to deceive them.
"It is better to come out into BtHI
the FULL LIGHT of piano day. ME'B
light. Come to our Salons, -where lltl
not only are the most of the best r-'''ll
pianos in the whole big world, but
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