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Returned Nearly
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Dr Evidence;
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I the indictment,"
vordict rendered
tlm jury in tho case
srson and tbc twenty
jials or former offi
ionul Cash Register
rcre charged by tho
violating tho erini
ic Sborman nnti-trust
rsou, Dayton. Ohio,
d A. Deeds, Dayton,
sorgc N. Edgctcr. Day
William V. Bippue,
in H. Mussey, Dny
lum, Dayton; Alfred
on; Robort Patterson,
J. Watson, sales man
agers, assistant sales
iler C. llarucd, salcs
5. High, district mau
ry Eves, district, man
co; Arthur A. Weulz,
George E. Morgan,
r. Fahnslcy, Chicago;
cr, Elizabeth, N. J.;
vcr; Mycr Is'. Jacobs,
L. Jjasley, Detroit;
Los Angeles; Jona
patcut attoruc3', New
r W. Sinclair, Now
mgc, Washington; M.
fork; William Cum
il!, not at trial; J.
o; W. C. Howe, San
Epporson. Minueap
rlis, dismissed, New
s Jury,
the niembcrs of the
ug them that .in case
culled to jury duty
irt they would be ox
it, Judge Howard IIol
the jury and ad
til tomorrow,
rated on the case for
, and there was but
)f tho defendants and
courtroom when Vorc
furrow announced tho
:rson, when asked for
tbc civil litigation
uul compauy, I do not
a statemout at this
nts were returned
after a long search
special -agents of the
al began November 10
about Tifty actual trial
iso to tho cash register
atcd at little loss than
Uars. Tho government
n estimated at about
ts named thirty men,
was dismissed recent
UiBter upon the repre
s in no way was con
company in the last
time named in tho in
three coimts carries
penalty oC $5000
sentence- of uot moTo
'ths, thus bringing tho
'co for each man up
and thirty-six months
m will be appealed
Jon attorneys fir tho
to, maho a motion
dismissal of the jury,
assured thorn that nnv
' nR(le later.
Poelflcd in tho in
r8t, conspiracy to
n tho cas'h register
monopolizing tho
ogster business, and
nfi this monopoly bo-
&5XLh iii1nrfr7?,lR Jrunboat Ta-
,'3RLC J&n?S?n for Central
''SfSBnit lch wim .u acon,a will bo
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Men in County Jail Will Be
Formally Accused Today
of Killing Miner.
Excellent Work Done in Case
by Deputy Sheriff Otto
Four complaints. charging: Nick
Thomas, MIIco Vanparcus, M. Salonlkls
and P. Leveutta with 'murder In the first
degree, will bo Issuer by the county at
torney's office today. The men are al
leged to have shot Harry Splnbon. k.
miner, in Bingham on October 25, In
flicting wounds from which ho died about
jnJnc days later. Tho complaints wero
drawn yesterday, but were not issued be
cause the complaining witness failed to
arrive before the office closed. All of thu
men are in the county jail
The charge Is tho result of the recent
strike In tho Bingham mines. Splnbon
was a miner employed In the United
States mine and had not gone out with
the strikers. When he and others were
going to work, guarded by a number of
deputy sheriffs, they were fired upon by
strikers, who were Intrenched In the
Hills opposite tho mine. Splnbon was
shot in the abdomen, and Loroy J. 'rid
well, a deputy sheriff, and John Iloga
dakiiF. another miner, were also
Died in Hospital.
Snlnoon was rushed to Bingham and
later brought to Salt ILake and taken to
St. Mark's hospital. Tho strikers who
tired the shots fled In thn direction of
Tooele, but aro supposed to have re
turned to Bingham later.
Salonlkls and Lcvcntls were arrested Sn
December last In company with
j Strongylls for holding up flvo Japanese
laborers on the Bingham & Garfield rail
road near Barney station. Tho Japanoso
later positively Identified them. At about
the same tlmo search was being made
for tho murderers of ISthel Williams ln
Bingham on December 10. Witnesses
were brought from Blngliam, but failed
to Identify the men ln connection with
that crime. Later the Greeks pleaded
guilty and were given county Jail sen
tences. The complaints which will bo Issued
against two of the trio today, together
with those against Thomas and Vanpar
cus, nro tho result of the work of Otto
Witbeck, deputy sheriff at Bingham.
Thomas was arrested on Tuesday and
Vanparcus on Wednesday by that officer.
After Four Others.
Jt is known by tho sheriffs office that
four other men were ln the party which
fired on the miners. Their names aro
known to the sheriff and It is expected
that two of them will be arrested ln
Bingham today. A third la known to bo
In Pocatello, where he Is under surveil
lance. A local attorney yesterday attempted to
get Thomas and Vanparcus out of Jail
on habeas corpus proceedings, but when
ho was Informed of the serlousnoss of the
charge which was to be preferred asalnBt
the men he departed hastily to seek evi
dence of their actual whereabouts on tho
ddy of the crime.
Disappearance of Irish Crown
Jewels from Dublin Castle
Aired in Commons.
LONDON", Fob. 1.1. Thu mystery of tho
theft of the crown Jewels from Dublin
castle In 1007 had another public airing
In the hous0 of commons.
Augustine Blrrcll, chief secretary for
Ireland. declared emphatically that
"nothing has boon discovered to ex
plain the mystery of tho theft or to Jus
tify tho arrest and prosecution of any
one." He Bald:
"Tho story that anyone Is bolng
shielded Is a lie and I am sorry It has
beon latolv revived in connection with tho
name of Lord Haddo. The Introduction
of his name Is a particularly cruel out
rage, for he was not In Iroland for months
before or after tho robbery.
"Ho had no connection with tho office
of arms and was only In that office onco
in his life.' , ,
Lord Haddo Is tho son and heir of the
Earl of Aberdeen. lord lieutenant of Ireland.
NEW YORK, Feb. IS. A "pickpocket
trust" and othor compact organisations
of criminals exist In this city's under
world, according to testimony of Judge
Edward Swann of the court of general
sessions, a wltiiuoa today before the
aldurmanlc commltteo investigating vice
conditions. Pickpockets dispose of their
loot at central "fences" after being as
signed to sections of tho city to ply their
trade, and when they are arrested they
aro able to get ball readily and lawyers
to defend thorn. "The trust" is run like
any lawful business, he declared.
"Many strong associations of criminals
exist, well-organized and conducted for
tho purpose of theft," said Judge Swann.
"Thoro are, however, many different
kinds of associations. For Instance, there
Is tho blackmailing association."
To smash thesn "trust ' Judge Swann
advocated that city detectives be divided
Into separate groups, nominally known an
homicide group, bomb-throwing group
and so on. , . , , , , . ,
Referring to the "pickpocket trust,'
Judge Swann told of one member being
assigned to Broadway and Forty-second
street for lv years, rifling pockets and
nocketbooks of men and wcunon In tho
matlueo crowds. Thin member was ar
rested four tlme3 and always tho "trust
through llu representatives, came to his
Riot Alarm Turned in and the
Entire Police Force Rushes
to Rescue; Halls Cleared,
Number Being- Injured.
Holley Grove Raided by Mi
litia and 69 Men Placed Un
der. Arrest; More Troops
Sent to Strike District.
CHARLESTON. W. Va., Feb. 13. A
uorlcsf of important developments
marked tho coal strike situation
today. In the coal fields tinder
martial law. twenty-five miles
from here, the militia vu? using
stringent measures to stamp out vio
lence, while In this city It bocaino neces
sary to sound n. riot coll to curb a dem
onstration started in the state building,
A legislature, troubled because of
charges of bribery, was ln session when It
was learned that miners and thoir sym
pathizers were marching here to take the
state capitol. At first tho truth of the
report was questioned, but when a num
ber of miner and others Invaded the
stale building a liot call was turned In
Police Rush In.
Chief of Police Albert Guill. with tho
entire police force at his heels, rushed
to tho stale house. The halls of tho capi
tol wero cleared promptly, a number of
persons rocclvlng slight Injuries.
Tho legislature, however, was not dis
turbed and continued Its deliberations,
although the commotion caused by the
trouble was audible to both the house and
Warrants wero sworn out tonight for
"Mother Jones," well known In labor
circles of the country; C. T-I. Boswoll,
editor of a Socialist paper, and Frank
Bartloy and Paul J. Paulson, said to bo
connected with the miners' organiza
tion. Conspiracy Charged.
They aro charged with conspiracy and
as accessories before tho fact In the
death of Fred Bobbott, one of the vic
tims of a recont riot near Mucklow, W.
V. Boswell was arrested and taken to
Paint Creek Junction for trial before the
military commission. Search Is being
made for tho others.
An Important development today was
the raiding of tho mine of Holley Grove,
on Paint Creek, and the arrest; of slxty
nlno men. Undor military escort the
men were rushed to Paint Creek junc
tion for trial before the military au
thorities, charged with participation in
rioting. Holley Grov has been tho cen
ter of tho mine trouble since the Incep
tion of the mine strike last April. Tho
action of the militia caught the men of
Holley Grove by surprise and thoro was
little chance for violence With the
wholesale arrests today, the military
court has upwards of 150 cass to bo con
sidered. Twenty-six KilleH.
Although wire service from the troubled
zone was partially established today,
only meager details of tho fierce riots in
the strike district several days ago have'
been received hero. Tho military has
taken possession of tho wires for official
bU6inesii. Scouting details sent into the
mountains with a view of ascertaining
definite flguros of casualties growing out
of recent riots are not ready to mako
their roportn. Whother moro than six
teen persons, as first reported, were killed
cannot bo stated. Mr. Bobbett, a mine
superintendent whose brother was a vic
tim of the riot, statod today that from
his reports ut least twenty-3ix porsonn
had been killed. Mr. Bobbett oald of
this number twenty-four were miners and
two mine guards, one of whom was his
More Troops Called Out.
Four additional companlos of militia
were ordered to tho strike district to
night by Governor Glasscock.
Sir companies aro now ln the field.
Tho legislature took today action fur
tha payment of expenses Incurred during
martial law in Kanawha county. The
senate concurred ln a house bill appro
priating over S24,000. Undor West Vir
ginia law, no money can be paid out of
tho atato tronsury except by legislative
appropriation. Two proclamations of mar
tial law were declared while the legis
lature was not in session and Governor
Glasscock was compelled to borrow
money. Tho present Invasion of troops
Is thu third in loss than a year.
Tho state building and tho residence
of Governor William E. Glusacock wero
being guarded tonight because of threats
agnln3t tho life of tho state's executive.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. Members or
tho stock oxchango aro considerably ex
ercised over Governor Sulzcr's latest mes
sage to the legislature recommending
that the exchango be Incorporated. One
of tho delegation which recently visited
Albany said today that he understood tho
governor would take no further action
respecting incorporation until he had
apaln communicated with the exchange
OrrU-lalo of tho rxohangc conferred to
day With thoir lvgal advisors.
Bayonet Fighting Is Climax of Mexico City Battle I
Intervention Is the Demand of Imperiled Americans I
Government Troops Make
Night Charges Through
Streets With Bayonets,
but Are Repulsed.
U. S. Citizens Unable to
Leave Because Banks Are
Closed and Checks Are
Not Honored.
MEXICO CITY, Fob. 14. Mrs.
Greenfield, mother or Henry Green
field, an cmployeo of the Mexican
Light & Power company, a
Canadian corporation, was killed
killed by a shell in Victoria street
during today's fighting, it is
learned. This makes three -women
among the foreign victims of tho
In the last hour of the evening's
activities a detachment of federals
attempted a charge down the 1
streets toward the arsenal, occupied
by the rebels. Tho federals were
repulsed with heavy loss.
The city's streets were deserted
soon after the cessation of hostili
ties iu the early evening, and up to
midnight thero had been no resump
tion of the warfare.
By International Nows Service. j
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 13. Federals
and rebels doaod tonight in
bayonot fights that may dc
cido th.o batfclo Tvbicb baa raged
in this beautiful capital for five days.
Tu the wild confusion that exists it
is impossiblo to determine whether the
bayonet charges are of an isolated
character or part of a general move
raout on tho part of both federals and
rebels to end the conflict.
The artillery duel which was kept up
intermittently all day has ceased, but
hero is a constant whirr of machine
guus and tho rattle of rifle firing. Tho
opposing forces arc about equal in num
ber, despite Madcro's claim of su
periority, which apparently was mado
to influence Embassador "Wilson and the
envoys of European powers.
Wilson Chief Figure.
Embassador "Wilson is tho center o
diplomatic activity, and is also the pro
tector of hundreds of refugees who are
now sheltered in the embassy. This
building is supposd to be tho center
of the neutral zono which has beon .re
spected with somo care by tho ad
versaries, but several persons who
tried to cross the nearby streets in an
effort to reach tho embassy wore killed
or wounded.
" Civilized warfare' ' has been mado
a mockery by Presidout Francisco
Madero, and by tho rcbol, Felix Diaz,
as well. Tho jaded operators in the I
cablo building, flashing tho news of
modern anarchy throughout tho world,
wept for joy over tho belated messages
anuouncing tho rush of "United States
battleships to Vera Cruz.
Fear Anti-foreign War.
Help must come soon. Tho foreign
ers are not only ondangered by tho nhot
and shell that sweep from tho wild
ly aimed guns of tho combatants to.
all sections of the town; they aro in
imminent peril of nn anti-foreigrl up
rising. Tho spirit of hostility grows as
tho batilo continues.
. The robcls aro gainiug military ad
vantage if thoro can bo anything
military in the slaughter of iunocont
women and children and men. The
federals have gained' in numbers and
Diaz dared ovon advance through
Indepondoncia street toward tho palace
u. s. Embassador Wilson, wrio is center of diplomatic activity II I
tn Mexico City, and American Embassy, where hundreds have
taken refuge from hurricane of shot and shell.
with a force of 2000 men during the
aftcrnoou. TIo wheeled his giant guns
with him. They shelled tho national
palace, where Mndoro, spurning all
offers of intervention, all proposals of
truce, lingers like a Nero fiddling to
the burning of !Romc. They shelled the
palace for two hours. Equipped with
tho best marksmen and .the finest Tango
finding apparatus, they inado their fight
effectivo across blocks of buildings.
Guard Wiped Out.
A guard of twenty-five soldiers,
leisurely ''protecting" the palace gate,
was wiped out bj' a robel' shell that
tore through tho main cntranco and
wrought havoc in the grand hall.
The encampment of federal troops in
tho Zocala or Plaza do Armada, tho
square in front of tho palace, had to
bo evacuated before nightfall' because
of the deadly shower of shells. The Zo
cala had been regarded as safe. Fifty
non-combatants," refugees from en
dangered houses, who had sought haven
in tho parks, wero killed -when tho
rebels fired a shell in Tudcpcndoncia
Tho situation appears to hinge on. a
determination of Mndero to o.vhaust tho
rebels, even though Diaz holds the al
most inexhaustible munitions of the
As for Diaz, he becomes each day
more aggressivo venturing sorties. The
report that Madero outnumbers him is
not true. They stand practically equal,
perhaps seven-seven on each side.
While Vera Orui: and the outlying civic
centers are rushing reinforcements to
the city, the followers of Mindanaro
Lao and Zapata are cautiously slipping
into the city in small squads, but in
mighty numbers, to aid Diaz.
Firing Is Furious.
Today's fighting began with moro
deliberation than that of yesterday,
but the firing increased to a doubled
It began shortly after S o'clock. It
had a lull like yesterday's at about II
o'clock. At I o'clock 'in tho after
noon it blazed forth again with a sud
denness that brought death to many
non-couibntants who had ventured into
the streets to buy supplies. Even the
night, had not been safe. There was
scattering fire from the fall of dark
ness until dawn.
The fighting seemingly had widened.
Diaz supporters arc coming iu from the
outskirts of tho city and have placed
guns on roofs in the suburbs. There
is not a safo place of refugo within
tho city limits. The American em
bassy, which is sheltering hundreds of
the foreign population, is not free from
There is a Teport that Madero is
ready to fleo tho capital, but thero is
no sign of his intontion to surrender.
The rebels showed ovory evidenco of
confidence, or perhaps it was a des
peration. At 10 o'clock when a blaze
of fire camo from the Alamoda tho re
turn ot tho artillery wrecked the stoc
plo of the Church of San Diego and
riddled the cable office.
The operators stood by their keys,
,'u- busy firing the shots ''heard round
the world" as the federals and rebels
wore busy raining shrapnel and small
arm bullets upon tho building. Tho
telegraph operators arc the heroes of.
the unheroic situation, The help that
al believe will come from the United
States aoou will be the result of their
daring and iuccssunt work.
As the morning thundered on there
began to como shot from cornices ot
tho buildings in tho district that cm
braces, eay a mile of territory sur
rounding the palace. This was the work
of Zapata's followers, who had skulked
iu during the night. They arc sharp
shooters all and they harried the bat
teries of the government until Severn!
positions had to be shifted.
Tt is evident that appeals for peace
are useless. Do la Barra, former pro
visional president, tried again today
to influence Madero to yield. He was
curtly, threateningly rebuffed.
Americans Expect Aid.
The Americans here are confident of
aid from homo. They approve tho bat
tleship programme, but what is needed
is the immediate advance of marines
from the coast. Nothiug in the world
can cow tho Mexican mind like the
swing of oven a little troop of bluo
coats through the streets of a city.
Taft has uot been quickly condemned
for . hesitation. But citizens of Ger
many and Englaud, of France and
Spain aro asking in plain talk:
"What in God's name is he waiting
for? All the navies in tho world can
do no good in tho City of Mexico.
"What is needed is soldiery and it is
needed now. Every hour's delay in
tho growiug fomentation of race an
tagonism means increased peril to
Americans. Tho feeling of tbc citi
zons of the other countries is ihat the
United Slates, lying nearest to the
zono of trouble, should protect the poo
pie of tho civilized powers in a coun
try that can hardly bo called civil
ized." About soven hundred women and
children of American families have
been sheltered iu tho American embas
sy and buildings nenr it. but this is
no longer a certainly neutral zone.
Thoro are 500 American families in
Mexico City.
Dead Litter the Streets.
Ag your correspondent writes! he can
see through the window the dead that
lie in the streets. Ho saw throe men
running for the American legatiou fall
dead in thoir tracks. The bodios lie
in tho fierco sun and the sanitary con
dition can bo imngluod. Hundreds of
horses have beon killed. Without the
operation of the civic functionaries
there is no coutrol, no protection from
almost inevitable pestilence.
Hundreds of non-combatants must
have been killed in today's fight.
And still Madero in the palace ex
pressed optimistic views of the situa
tion. Although it will take months
to repair the damage already vloue to
his official mansion, ho nalmly declared
(Continued on Page Two.) ;
UPON M U, S. 1
John Barrett Believes Com
mission Could Bring About
a Readjustment of Af
fairs in Republic.
: Number of American Citizens !
Residing in Mexico Esti
mated at 300,000 by the
State Department.
WASHINGTON, Feb. .13. Media
tion in Mexico, ruthcr than
intervention, by tho appoint- !
mcnt of a Pan-American com
mission, wus urged today by President H
Taft. Senator Cullum, of the Kcuato 'J
foreign relations committee, and licprc
sentativc Plood of the house foreign ,
relations committee, by John Barrett, ,
director goncrai of tho Pan-American )
union. The commission which it is
suggested should seek to bring about a
readjustment of Mexican affairs would
be composed of a statesman from the 1 J
United States, au emlnont Latin-Amori- 1 fl
cun diplomat now in Washington and JJ
au influential Mexican. Mr. Barrett '
suggested for tho commission such men
as Senator Pool or Willinm J. Bryan,
Scnor Calderon, minister from Bolivia,
or Dr. dc Pena, minister from Uruguay
and Scnor do la Barra of Mexico, JH
former ombassador to the United
States. iThe mediation proposal was
made after conferences with members
of the senate and house and following H
ronoivcd assurances from the stato dc
partmcnt that there is no present in
tention of departing from the estab
lished policy of dealing with tho situa
tion in Mexico.
Barrett's Letter.
In his letter outlining the plan, Mr.
Barrett says that "it involves media
tion rather than intervention, inter
national American co-operation 'rather ;H
than individual United States action, j
and a practical application of the Pan- ' ,H
American rather than of the Monroo i'H
'doctrine.''' 'il
The commission, he suggests, should 1
investigate tho situation in Mexico on f
tho ground, and "make rccommenda- ' 'H
tions to Mexico which shall readjust .H
tho situation, in favor of permanent l
peace and stability."
Through Embassador Wilson, in I
Mexico City, tho plan would be repre- i H
scntcd to the Mexican government and
to the revolutionary leaders, who would
be urged to cease hostilities "pending '
tho action and report of tho commio- I .H
tion; and it should be made known to
the Mexican government and people )
that they would be expected with ihi I'l
moral support and interest of all
America, to carry out tho conclusions '
of such international commission." VH
Would Prove Good Faith. !
"If Latin-America and Mexico fail s
to act on this suggestion," pays Mr. !
Barrett, "thoy will bo obliged to jl
admit that the United States first H
has tried to proceed on the fairest linos iH
possible and with every effort to con H
i vinco Latin-America nnd Mexico of its iH
good faith and intentions."
"Abovo all things," ho adda, "it
will bring for the moment immediate jH
H?aco to Mexico, the actual protection
of liio and property of foreigners, !'
which should in due time develop into '
permanent peace, stability aud pros
perity for the Mexican government and , H
people, without striking a blow at J
Mexico's independence, and with ei- i jH
denco to all Amorica that the United '1
States seeks no territorial aggrandize- !:
Mr. Barrett expresses the opinion '
that this government would find the
Latin-American governments in sym- H
pat by with this plan, that the sclec-
tion of either Souator Root or Mr. H
Bryan would be satisfactory in Mexico jH
aud other Latin-American countries, a
well ns in tho United States, and that jH
the other possible members whom he
namod likewise would bo agreeable to ,H
all concerned.
Except to prosecute a few inquiries
at some of the coast cities with a ,H
(Continued on Pago Two.) ,

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