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fcxXXV NO. 99. " 'SALT LAKE CITY, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1912. 12 PAGES FIVE CENTS. H
Women and Children
fto Death by Zapata's
Id of Bandits in At-
yjtack Upon Train.
: IN BURNING CARS
I Garrison Routed at Par
Bind Women Subjected
Ri and Living Robbed.
XIOO. CTTT. July 21. The
K dead ns a result of yesterday's
I attack bv Znpatistas on the
Kjtexican Ouernavaca tram
fKrres on the edVe of the federal
today number eighty-four.
9Kf the wounded died last night
Bend relief train which reached
tiity early today- brought twen
tm paseen(rer who had escaped
Beherv and made their way into
Hariaf a few miles away. Eleven
BfcoTinted for last night.
Estimated that the train car
Kroximntelv Fevcnty-five paseeu
Rdditi'in to the MU soldiers of
Bart. Forty-three soldiers were
yRfine bodies of passengers were
Kear the wreck. Of the romain-Hty-two.
a majority are believed
B been killed or wonndod and
fed in the burning: cars which
Bed with oil taken from the tank
B the attack o., the train be
Btoown to'lfi (he Zai'ata norde
Bltod a small arriou of federals
ftes. Man v. omen of the camp
Bo their hands and were ubject
Bndescribable barbarities. The
tjB the chief of the detachment
Bind disembowled and otherwise
Bin Roseudounez. in charge of
LJBrt on the ill-fated ; rain, is said
Bh fought heroically. After he
ceivcl wounds he continued hi-
il four bullets pierced his heart.
Zapatistas robbed the dead and
yind loot:c ilie exprt-s car.
!the first to fall was the 10
lau:hter of Captain Nunex.
ttiur near a window and the
from the attacking band lit
lled the child with bullets,
the time the train stopped
' the attack ended," said one
ldiera today, "there was a
rain of bullets. At least 500
I in the first volley and the
licb we were traveling was
i. Most of the bullets camo
tie roof. The second lieuten
eighteen bullets through his
ie first lieutenant was also
almost at the first shot,
aptain was traveling in the
coach, two cars back, and
wa lying dead before him.
) time he- co i.; Id cM through the
nls' rs crowded with screaming worn.
' ehildren, thirty of the men
T. Wjwu. When he. arrived we were
(g tfc'prom the car windows.
j only targets wo Imd were
.jOats on the embankments which
rtftjlnd out afterwards were left
jga&Y the enf.niv as decoys. When
1 jltltflttt outside we were overwhelmed
W ,LSC our S11116 n the hand
, 0( t" fiEht. ' '
Cniard who was or the train, a
Bar of Morelos, known to the
rrfrtpad a narrow escape. A priest
'P'Sed for iiini and his life was
B Witnesses sav the priost
. into the, thn k of the fray and
W3 ao' the leader, and BairJ
tw5jtevevo, what are you doingt
bF0U "rivp fno blood of innocent
atb'r? -VOUr oull"
jyf Jatecntion then was stopped. The
jlttl B1 said most of the rebels were
Bjrcely out of their teens. The
tflnJyhe said, had well-filled cartridge
" PERSONS HURT
llJj fIN AUTO DISASTER
ona ' YORK. July 71 . Fl ve, p Hons
g.f JureJ, two seriously, at Ashurst.
sd. I1" n automobile with t'nreo
,t to 4 two womn passengers struck
Odlay, turned turtlr, and flattened
m B the most rertously lnjureo lu
lentlflif woman, about 24 yearn
J ; wan rlclwy attired and wore
valued at $2600.
COOL HEADS AVERT
Audience at Mehesy's, Panic
Stricken by Fire, Reach
Street in Safety.
BIG CROWD IN FRENZY
'Emergency Exits Ignored in
Terrific Crush; Operator Is
Joseph Davis, n motion picture op
erator, wjis !?erioiily burned about, the
head and shoulders and on the upper
part of thfi body, in a fire that started
in the operating room of Mehesy's the
ater on Main street near Third South,
last night at 10 o'clock. The place
was crowded with men, women and
children, who became almost panic
stricken when cries of "Fire!' arose
in the rear of the theater.
That the excited tbrong Furged
through the main entrance of the place
and into Main street without injury
to anyone, is due largely to the level
headed work of tho attendant?, who
remained at their posts, shouting in
atxuctions and reassuring the patrons.
Operator Davis was running off a
motion film in the operating room over
head, at the rear of the place. While
tho pictures were in progress, he ex
tracted a burnt carbon stick from one
of the lamps used to cast rays upon
the canvas, and threw it into pan,
as is customary. The carbon sparks
ignited a film patch that had fallen in
the pan, and the patch in turn set fire
to one end of a motion film reel that
was banging close to the pan.
Flames Cause Alarm.
Davis '5 attention bad been turned to
the reel in motion, and before he real
ized what had happened the burning
reel, which was largely of celluloid,
was a mass of flames, that forged their
hangT.v tongues through the ventilat
ing holes of tho operating room against
the ceiling of the theater.
The flashes of these flames attracted
the gaze of a large oart of the audience
and inslantlv shouts of "Fire! Fire!"
arose. Mr. Mehesy and his attendants
threw open the emergency exits on all
sides of the place, but the crowd for a
moment became uncontrollable in the
one frenzied desire to reach the street.
Not a single person made use of the
fire exits, and the mass 6urgod forward
through the main entrance on Main
street. It is safe to say that several
and perhaps manv lives would have
paid the toll of the rush had not the
composed work of the mauagernent and
attendants reassured the crowd and re
stored comparatively good order.
Davis Fights for Life.
In the meantime the fire was con
fined to the operating room, in which
Davis waB lighting for his life. ith
tho material in the room largely of cel
luloid, the apartmicnt. walled in on all
sides with heavy fire-proof construc
tion, became a veritable oven. Davis
bravely endeavored to use the extin
guisher at hand, but bo was so badly
burned about the hands, head and
shoulders that ho precipitated himself
from the operating room.
A quick response to the alarm was
made by the fire department and the
flames were quickly put out before they
had spread beyond the operating room.
Davis was removed to the Bchramm
Johnson drug store at Main and Third
South streets, where Dr. .lohn M.
Spauldinir dressed his burns and made
hun as comfortable as possible.
Aside from the exerutiatiug Pin of
hia ininries, Davis escaped without be
injr maimed or permanently injured. He
was later removed to his home.
A large crowd collected in front of
the theater, fearing a more tenons re
sult, and many were anxious about
loved ones, relatives or friends inside
Manager Meibesy explained the inci
dents connected with tho firo to the
street crowd, Tho modern lire-proof
constroction of tho operating room and
theater undoubtedly prevented a disaster.
ROME, July 21. Admiral Vlala, in a
n-lrolesu report on the raid of th Dar
danelles by Italian warships, ayn:
"On the nnyht. of July 18 and 19, th tor
pedo boats rJplcn, Cantauro, Aatore,
Cllmti and Pcrsce crept unseen through
the opening tf the Dardanelles, but were
discovered bwfore they had proKTepsed far
lnnlde Dozens of searchlights flashed
on the torpedo bnatu and the Turkish
forts opened a hot fire. The flotilla, how
ever, continued to stenrri on at the. rate
of 21 knots Ln close formation, hugKlnfs
the lOuropean ihore, When they reached
Klllrl Balir, the Splca, which was lead
ing, ran Into a steel cable. She disen
gaged herself, but soo ran Into another
maze of rubles.
"The searChllghta tlvn became so
dazzling that It ivtis Impossible to steer
any course and Commandant MHIo de
rided to retire. This, was t-frv- ted In per
fect order. The torpedo loatt uuffcied
only slight dnmagd."
IN FEW WORDS
California Senator Will Not
Vote for Taft, and Refuses
to Support Roosevelt With
out Republican Label.
MAY STAY AT HOME
ON ELECTION DAY
Controversy in the Bull Moose
Party Amuses Senator Per
kins, Who Is Stanch Sup
porter of President.
By Internatlonnl News Service.
WASHINGTON, July 21. That he
Will not vote for Taft and that
circumstances will determine
Whether tie will vote for Roose
velt or Wilson, or at all. is the
declaration of Senator Works In a tele
gram sent to Lieut Governor A. J. Wal
lace last nlffht. The message, sent In
answer lo the lieutenant governor's tele
gram of July 10 is as follows.
Washington, July 20, 1912.
Hon, A. J. Wallace, Laoghlln building.
Los Angeles, Cal
Will not vote for T;tft Would
hae voted for and aided In
election of Roosevelt if he had
stood on his just right to nomi
nation at Chicago and run a? Repuoll
can. Will nut follow hlrrr Into new
party. Belleye new party abandons
ground as above that would make his
claim invulnerable Do not believe
in new party under existing cir
cumstances. Believe it will result In
complication disastrous to progressive
cause. Whether I vote for Roosevelt
now depends on how he Is nominated
and whether ho runs as Republican
or not Have not determined whether
Will vote for Wilson or not, if I can
not conscientiously vote for Roosevelt.
Feel I enn aa progressive EtepuMlcSB
vote, for Wilson consistently If no Re
publican other than Taft Is candidate.
Refuses to Talk.
Following his policy from the beginning
of the controversy, Senator Works today
refused to go outside his written record
and comment on the situation.
"This is a political controversy, not a
personal one." he said "So far as I am
concerned, the personal side of the mat
ter will not bo Injected Into the situation.
I want to keep to the Issue, as evldenoed
in my written statements. 1 feel that I
am right, and whether others indulge in
perwonalltles or not, I Intend to keep to
the political Issues involved."
Telegram B commending Senator Works
for hJs stand are still coming In daily
He received several today. In addition.
l be nrst letters since the controversy
arose reached him this morning, and by
tomorrow it Is expected that his mail
will he heavily laden with comments on
the California political whirlwind.
Some Sample Messages,
Senator Works steadfastly refuses to '
give out the names of those who have
gone to the expense of sending him tele
Krnphlo congratulations. Most of the
messages are vigorous In tholr expres- '
slons of condemnation of the committee
of forty which sent th demand for the
"The demand for your resignation Is
political piracy," one message read.
X man who FlRiivd himself as "one of
Ihe moBt progressive Republicans of Cal
ifornia," sent In nuhstance tho follow
ing: "Do not he Intimidated by the demands
of the pawnbrokers and the rebaters.
You are right, and I admire your coar
Another message read:
"Pay no attontlon to the colossal im
pudence of the demand for yonir resig
nation hv Meyer Llssner and others. I
have talked to many of your friends In
r,oa Angeles whose opinions you repre
sent and they all agree ttuit you are
Advised to Stand Fast
Another close friend of the TaJIfornla
"As usual, when you fiel that you are
right, you have the couraKe of your con
victions. Congratulations on your stn.nd."
"Stand fast against the polltlral theft
planned against the Republican party of
California," wired another dtssentor
against the notion of the committee of
"The demand for your resignation Is
outrageous. it. embodies the most re
morseless attempt at hosslsm California
politics has ever known," wan the sub
Stance Ol another telegram.
Among the four or rivo messages con
demning Senator Works was one from
a RoosevelLlnn at San Francisco, who
denounced him as a "political Judas."
Interest in the controversy S grow
ing In Washington 1 particularly In the
Democratic side of the senate.
Raid Senator Tillman, tho fiery old
'Til be if that
man Works Isn't all right."
The interest or the Democrats lies In
Ihe probable effect of the controversy on
the politic,-'.! fprtunea of WIIbOD In Cali
fornia. It tj thought her that Ihe state-
(Coutinuod on Page Two.)
News From the Bedside of the
Japanese Monarch Is More
Favorable and Gives
Rise to Hope.
ALL CLASSES ARE
PRAYING FOR RULER
Buddhists, Shintos and Chris
tians Attend Services; Pre
cautions Taken in Event of
TOKIO, July 2'2. An official bul
letin issued, at 11:50 o'clock this
morning regarding the condition of
the emperor of Japan, reads:
"Minute temperature 98.69, 2 a.
m., 100.5; 8 a. ni,, 102.3; pulse 80
to 100, irregular, hut stronger than
yesterday. His majesty took some
nourishment and general conditions
TOKIO, July 22. More favorable
news concerning tho illness
of the emporor of Japan
came from the palace this
afternoon. The secretary of the
imperial household announced at 8
o'clock that the condition of his ma
jesty was considerably improved and
that the attending OOtrft physicians
wero more hopeful. The emperor fell
asleep at midnitrht and had nearly six
hours undisturbed rest.
At 6 a. m. his temperature wrts 100
degrees Fahrenheit, which was a drop
of 3Vj degrees within a few hours.
Earlier reports gavo tho pulse as 8'J
and respiration P4, and although tho
patient, showed some weakness, the
symptoms were not considered alarm
Prayers for Monarch.
Throughout the country, even in the
refmotest villages, Buddhist,. Shintos
and Christians attended services today
where praters were said for tho em
peror's recovery, several of them es
pecially illustrating the depth of na
tional feeling. A Shinto last nifiht as
cended Fuji, the loftiest mountain of
Japan, and at dawn prayed from the
! Summit. An old woman, following tho
custom in the provinces, sequestered
herself in tho depths of a forest, com
muning with tfiu spirits and begging
salvation for tho emperor. Every pre
caution has boon taken against dis
turbing effects of the announcement of
the emperor's death. The most unruly
soldiers have been con6ned to barracks
and the newspapers have boen warned
not to publish sensational rumors.
Owinc to the absence of precedent
under tho constitutional regime further
proceedings in the event of th doath
of tho emperor cunnot be outlined, but
there is reason to believe every pre
paration has been carefully made, al
though not announced
Koreans uenerallv (throughout the
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NEW ARRESTS IN MURDER
MYSTERY IS UNFOLDING
Herman Rosenthal, the gambler-informer, who was killed,
at left. Louis Lihby, who is held as one of the murderers, above,
Police Lieutenant Becker, charged by Rosenthal with having
been his partner in the ownership of a gambling house, at lower
District Attorney and Burns
Detectives Going After
By International News Service.
NEW YORK, July 21. Three men
were arrested and taken to po
lice headquarters tonight in
connection with the murder Of
Herman Rosenthal, who was shot to
death on the eve of makine revelations
of police craft. They were:
Louis ("Bridgv"') Webber of IPS
Second avenue, cambler and proprietor
of a gambling house at Forty-second
street and Sixbh avenue, charged with
bemff actually implicated in the moiT
dor. Sam Paul of 31 Second street, gang
leader and head of tho Sam Paul asso
ciation, composed chiefly of gamblers
and notorious characters, charged with
boinc actually implicated in tho mur
der. Jack Sullivan of BToadwar and One
Hundred and Forty-fourth street, man
ager of newsboys and friend of Sam
Paul. Jack Rose, Police Lieutenant
Boclcer, the late Herman Rosenthal and
m-ost of tho other characters in the
case. Held as a material witness.
Others Under Arrest.
The other prisoners who have thus
far been token by the police are:
Jack Rose, gambler, associate of
rang mon and friend of Lieutenant
Louis Lihby, part- owner of gray
"murder car" used bv slayers in their
ire taw ay.
William Shapiro, part owner of the
cor and the man who actually drove it
last Monday night.
The men the police have not arrest
Tho other oceurwuts of the gray au
tomobile besides Koso and Webber and
Paul if the latter two were occu
pants. Lieutenant Charles A. Becker is still
in ffood standine at the police depart
ment, althoueh he was not at headquar-
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eHOSIS ARE AMED
Oil OPPOSING SIDES
Interesting Sidelight on the
Battle for the Thompson
Millions at Denver.
By international News Service.
DEiWER, Colo.. July 21. The spirit
of tho father of .Mon Thompson, Den
ver mnlti-millionaire, acting through
his son, whose every act, he said, is
guided by his father's ghost, is bat
tling the spirits who guide Mrs. nme
L. Thompson for the Thompson mil
lions. Mrs, Thompson's attorneys tomorrow
will file heT cross petition in answer to
the suit of Thompson to set aside the
deed by which he conveyed to his wife
the fatmily mansion on Capitnl BHD,
Her lawyers say she will allege grounds
suflieient for a divorce, although ask
ing only separate maintenance.
The supposed wanderings of Thomp
son's astral body are expected to fig
ure in the case. The real prize is a
refuge for "oppressed spiritualists"
which Thompson seeks to found in the
In tho imposing pile which he built
with the money won by obeying hiB
father's Epirit is a vnst chamber,
known as " his room " and dedicated by
Thompson to be the abode of his fa
ther's astral body. No human save
Thompson himself ever has been al
lowed to enter this room. In it he de
clares he has received all the .coniuiu
mcations from his father.
Thompson is reputed to have said
that he married his present wife
against the advice of his father's spir
it. Mrs. Thompson retorts with the
charge that all the spirits which ad
vise her husband are bad spirits.
Thompson is 80 years old and has oeen
married three times. He met his wifo
t a soanoe thirty years ago-
FLINN TO MAKE I
ft PILGRIMAGE I
TO OYSTER BAY I
Bull Moose Boss in Pennsyl
vania Will Confer With His
Chief on the Method of
ROOSEVELT WANTS H
TO DECIDE MATTER H
Forgets His Promise to Let the fl
Members of the New Party
in Various States Think
By International News Service. H
OYSTER BAY, July 81. The dispute J
over the method of running ths H
Roosevelt electors In Pennsylvania. H
will lie threshed out tomorrow at H
a conference between Colonel Roose
velt and ex-State Senator Flinn of that
state, who started all the fuss. The ex
president hopes that when Flinn ieaVel
Sagamore Hill after their conference the H
difficulty will be tranquilly adjusted. H
Since Flinn broke out ten days ago H
With his militant assertion thut he was H
opposed to Roosevelt's idea Of putting jH
the Roosevelt electors by themselves on ssbbbbI
the Pennsylvania ticket and letting Taft
go Shift for himself, the colonel has been
eager to see him. The e. -president wants H
to know Why the Pennsylvania leader is H
willing to risk Taft's walking away with H
the electors by putting them on both H
Taft and Roosevelt tickets and abiding Lbbbbb!
by the verdict on election day. H
"T feel about the Pennsylvania electors H
exactly as I felt before.' observed the B
colonel, firmly, tonight.
That means that he will endeavor to
persuade Flinn that the Roosevelt elec-
tors must not go to the Taft ticket J
May Convince Flinn. IH
Although Roosevelt has Mated that he H
will let the judgment of his state leai
ers prevail in elector disputes, he does
not Intend to yield to Flinn without a J
violent protest. Roosevelt thinks he can H
convince Flinn of the practicability of
the progressives going it alone In Penn
sylvania. If the colonel lias his own, way
about the Keystone state broil he ex
pScts that the trouble over the electors H
in the other slates will easily be Ironed
Quiet advices at Sagamore Hill ;nn- H
vey word that Flinn is amenable to argi-
Roosevelt showed no deep concern over H
the reported defection of five Pennsyl
vania Roosevelt delegates who at tho M
Republican convention arrayed themselves
solidly with Flinn.
"Ob, ther are some who have left
us," he remarked. "Many of them are
coining back. Mr, Mason, a delegate
from Massachusetts, was one who went .
to the other side and has come hack.
There will be others, too They are re
turning to us every day. When the new
party is thoroughly organized you will
see a powerful lineup."
Hopes to Win Wisconsin.
The ex-president received hopeful word assess!
today concerning the Wisconsin situa- iH
tlon from Harry F. Cochems, delegate LB
to the Republican convention from that ssl
state, who flopped from La Follette to J
Roosevelt when Wisconsin declined to H
flght the seating of the T&. "unpurged" j
"Mr. Cochems says he Is immensely 'M
pleased with things In Wisconsin," said iH
thffl colonel "He tells me the third
parry ticket Is going to carry the ntute-
He says there Is nn doubt about it." IH
The colonel smiled when asked If he 'M
wm scared over the attempt of Sen- H
ator Ia Follette to seise alt the IH
presidential electors in Wisconsin for M
himself. He declined to discuss anything uM
pertaining to L Follfdte.
Asked If. as news re-ports had it. he
had written the Michigan platform him-
self, the colonel replied in the nega- 1
"I haven't seen it." he said, sticking
to his intention of not appearing as the
ross of the nw party. "They went it
IK CLOSE QUARTERS
CHICAGO. July 21. Senator Joseph Jt
M. Dixon's silence on the full state "third
party" ticket question In Ulinols remains
He arrived in Chicago from Jackson. ffl
Mich., today and later held several con- fl
Terences with progressive leaders, but
successfully evaded all Interviews with jH
those outside tho party councils. Pro- M
greMlve leaders maintain that he mode
no dfiftnlte statement regarding his stand
on the Illinois question
The same leader, however, believe that
he Intends to Insist on a full state ticket H
In Illinois as he did In Michigan. They IS
refer to his statement from the platform WMM
of the Michigan convention yesterday that 'M
"Roosevelt can not run ?n a hobtall
ticket in Michigan and a full ln
Georgia," as indicative of this
Thev maintain he can not let ID Inol.
progressives svad the party state ticket H
and be consistent.
Senator Dixon will not accompany ths
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