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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1912 No. 27
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Vice President Of UDltedilllne Workers Says That Condi
tions In Bituminous Sections Place Organization In
Fine Shape To Finance Long Fight Against' Hard
Goal Operators-Four Hundred Thousand Miners
Idle Pending Referendum Vote
Cleveland, O., April 1. In an In
terview hero John P. White presi
dent or the United Mine Workers,
"I think that the anthracite suspen
sion will bo settled soon. I believe
the operators will grunt an increase
and some oC our other demands.
"Tha entire matter waits for our
conference with President Baer of
tho Philadelphia & Reading, at Phil
adelphia April 10. However, we'll get
an IncieuHe or there'll, bo a strike un
til we get it."
Anthracite mlneis hero at a con
ference ol the executive board of the
International unlqn doclarcd that
oven niaip vital than the wage in
Vxease was some recognition of the
union. That they would light unless
some satisfactory terms weie offered.
"Wlh tho settlement made hore In
tho bituminous Held, we arc in spien--did
shape for a fight for onr demands
la the nuthiaclto field,'1 said Vice
President Hayes of the international
union. "I behove that the union will
lie recognlyed by the operators be
fore we get through with them."
Referendum Details Arranged.
Final details of the referendum
oio which will bo taken in Ohio,
Pennsj lvanta, Illinois and Indiana on
the scttlomont reached bj the Inter
state bituminous conference hore
wore arranged at a meeting of the In
ternational oxocutlvo board. The day
for balloting was sot for April 10.
Votes will bo counted at the head
quarters in Indianapolis and the re
sult vwlll piobably be known by April
13, although tho complete count will
not be announced until aomo days
That the leforendum will carry by
nt least a i)0 per cent vote was pre
dicted by olllcials.
Suspension Is Complete.
Indianapolis, April 1. No- anthra
cite or bltumlnouB coal will bo taken
from the in I dob of the country today
by union minors, as a result of the
suspension, which wont into effect at
midnight, dUn to wage troubles.
More than 400,000 miners, about
i 50.000 in tho- anthracite field and
250,000 in the bituminous, will tako
a vacation, which probably will Jast
only a fow weokB. Different from a
strike, tho miners will levo pump
men and others at work to protect
the mines from flooding or otnor
trouble due to a shutdown of the
Situation In England.
London, April 1. Nothing has oc
curred during tho past 24 hours to
Washington, April 1. Soon after
his nrrival In tills city, where he ap
peared today before tho" supremo
court to i or esent several states in
pending rates cases, Govprnor Judson
Harmon of Ohio was given a warm
welcome by his friends and oxprosstsd
himself upon his presidential candi
dacy. Mr. Harmon said: "I have been very
much giatWcd at tho activity of my
friends In all sections of tho country.
Tho nssurances of their more than
friendly interest in my behalf is tho
highest compliment they can pay
shako the general opinion that the
coal strike is coming to an end. The
most sanguine people predict that
the majority of tho miners will be
working by next Thursday and all of
them by April 9. On the other hand,
there are undoubtedly a large num
ber of miners who are opposed to ae
cepting the minimum wage bill, .mil
nntll all tho figures of tho referen
dum ballot arc known, the lehiilt will
be largely n matter of conjecture.
Mitchell's Voice Falls Him.
Scranton, Pa.. April 1. John .Mitch
ell, the labor leader, who was down j
for an address lieie, collapsed in
Wllkesbarru while delUoiing a
speed After talking live minutes
he gave. up. TJ nonbreaching this city
Dr. Walter M Reed was summoned
to attend Sir. Mitchell. Di.' Roedy
said that Mr. Mitchell had oor
woiked his voice recent! and need
ed rest. The labor leader can not
speak above a whisper.
UincuMcr, O.. Apiil I. At Hie
opening of the Hall minder trial this
morning additional chaiactei wit
nesses were placed on the stand by
tho defense. Neighbors of the wom
an accused of mixing arsenic with
paneulte flour and causing tho death
of her daughtei Ruth continued to
toll of the happy homo llfo of tho
Hall familj and the good disposition
of the defendant.
HIS HAT IN RING
Editor McKinney of Marietta Is Can
didate For Auditor of State.
Marietta, O., Apiil t. Den J. Mc
Klnne), editor of tho Times, is a
candidate for auditor of stato. Mr.
McKinney is one of tho best-known
newspaper .cj In Ohio, hns served
as chief clerk in the auditor's ofllco
from 1884 to 1888, was auditor of
Washington county two terms and
mayor of Marietta tor two terms.
Chief of Police Dies.
Gnllipolls, O., April 1. Edward
Martin, chief of police of the city of
Galllpolls for the past lfi years, died
after a brief illness.
me. I have believed fioni the begin
ning of the campaign that the Dem
ocratic party is bigger than any ono
and half a "dozen mon, and when tho.
convention sits It will consider prl
mailly the best inteu'sts of tho party
and will draft a platform and nnnin
a candidate solelj with the view of
meiltlng the approval of the Amoii
can people nt the polls next Novem
ber. That any conslc-raW number
or my fellow Democrats should ro
gaid me as an avnllablo candidate
for tho presidency Is a sou'no of
great satisfaction to mu."
Last of the IMaine Victims
Are Buried In Arlington
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THK lust scenes In the tragedj of tin; M.iiuc weie enacted In the sinking
of her hulk with military honors at mm and the burial at Arlington a
few days later. of the thirty-four bodies which li.nl remained with her
at the bottom of Hn.ina harbor for fourteen tears Ten thousand
people uttended the memorial services held In from of the state, war ami nuvy
building In Washington, and thousands were pieeut at the graies in the na
tional cemetery. The president and the members of ilie cabinet, the hpeuker
of the house, senators and representatives, .is well us the high olllcials of tbe
navy aud army, gathered to pay their last tribute to the llrst martyrs of the
Spanish war. Father John P. Chldwlck, chaplain of the ship at the time of
the explosion, hml a prominent part in the exercises of the day, delivering the
memorial address. 'The cofllns were borne on gun carriages draped with tne
flag and were buried In that part of tbe great cemetery in, which were laid th
bodies of the Maine victims recovered Immediately after the disaster.
CRUSHED TO DEATH
ON RAILROAD TRESTLE
Voi million, O., April l.-Mlss I3er
Mce Ijightnor, 20, was crushed to
death beneath a fast train on tho
Nickel Plate railroad and her fiance,
Dr. Russell A. Jewitt of Cleveland,
suffered a broken leg and other In
juries. Tho couple were walking on
a high trcstlo over tho Vermillion
river when struck.
Detroit, Mich., April I. -Twenty-five
counties In the lower peninsula
of Michigan ale voting. today on the
loeal option question,
ROOSEVELT ON LIST
Insane Assailant of Senator Gore
Wanted to Kill Colonel.
Waukesha, Wis., April 1. Ch.tiies
Schomalla, tho Polo who was anest
ed aftoi an attack with u club on
United States Senator Gore of Okla
homa, told tho sheriff that ho had
planned to Kill Colonel Roosevelt
when tho O)btor Uay candidate past
ed through Wisconsin on his way
fiom St. Paul to Chicago. Hoosoolt,
however, had not mnde his trip via
Waukesha, and hu had gone to tho
Coie n.cotlug instead.
Seluumilla Is itrtiUPhtlonalil 'in-
kniiiv Tlio nrnbnhllitt Is Unit an In-
J Jiu y a you ago, when he fell In a
I t ower trench and tho banks caved in,
is the raus'ti of his mental' deraiiiie-
i .-.. .1 ' Tin nliia nil -iA1 fVti lilt
' duslio to kill citlior Koosciolt or
Core, the Mind scixruor.
Miss Llghtnor was a daughter of S.
H. I.ightnor of Youngstown and a
last year's graduato of Ohcrlln col
lego. Sho was at Vermillion for an
Easter outing of Oborliu students.
Dr. Jewitt had como from Clovoland
to ilsit her. Dr. Jewitt was taken to
a hospital at I.oraln. It is said he
l.os Angoks, April 1. Claienco
Darrow, tho Chicago attorney, under
Indictment hore charged with bribery
in the McNamara case, has appealed
lo his friends In Chicago to asMst
AS YOU LIKE IT
Blind and speechless for six years,
EfTle Six or Frederick, Md regained
her powers during a sevens paroxysm
of pain and expired withjn a fow
Milton Plei-hon, rocently of Spring
Held, 0., was beaten to doath nt In
dianapolis, nnd police are looking for
his biothoi Prank, who is charged
with the crime.
Samuel Webb, dlseluuged foicmau,
shot ud MUinusIy injured Harry
SiewaU assistant superintendent of
the Cumoglo steel plant, Pittsburg,
and then couuuitUd suicide.
JauieK Ufcau ritH, - 03, whoso bpic
, taeniae lllght throufclij,Wall street in
'188t vpt awav th"savlng8'of For
mer liesldent tlrant, dlod at his
homo in a hecluded Drookijn suburb.
ROBERT L. TAYLOR
Tennessee Senator Dies as
Result of an Operation.
Taylor of Tennessee Dies From
Shock Following Operation.
Washington, April 1. Senator Ilob-
crt Love Taylor, C2, of Tennessee,
died at Protestant hospital. Shock
from an operation performed for tho
removal of gallstones was the cause
of death. Senator Taylor had been
in falling health for several months
and last Thursday morning was oper
ated on in a 11ns 1 effort to savo his
There will be no funeral ceremo
nies held in Washington. The fu
neral party will leao Washington to
night for Nashville, where funeral
scrvicec will bo conducted Wednes
day. Includfd in the funeral party
will be the delegation!, from both
houses of eongrea& as vMl us friends
of the family
REBELS MAY SEIZE
UNCLE SAM'S GUNS
Are Massed Along Road From
Vera Cruz to Mexico.
Washington, April 1. Attacks
made by tho foices of General Za
pata, who Is menacing the state of
Puebla and is moving toward Mexico
City, bae added to the seriousness
of the Mexican situation. Henry
Lane Wilson, American ambassador
at Mexico City, reported to tbe state
department that a train between the
national capital and Cucrnavaca was
fired on by insurrectionists and the
engineer was killed. Tho conductor,
an American, was roughly handled,
and a number of passengers wound
ed by tho firing.
Late news indicates to the Wash
ington authorities the apparent de
termination of tho rebels that are
now er.cioaching on Mexico to make
an entry from the sea In order that
thoy may obtain tho much needed
assistance of war mateiials which
thry hae been unable to obtain
from nn other source. Tho rebels
have gathored In such strength along
the rallioad leading from the capital
to Vera Cruz as to make it unlikely
that Madeio cm fulfill his guarantee
mado to the American government of
delicring the 1,000 rifles and 1,000,
000 i omuls of ammunition that have
been shipped to the American lega
tion in Mexico City
This situation renders all the more
likely tbe sending by tho American
government of a detachment of ma
rines to act as guard for this con
signment of aims and ammunition.
VICTORY FOR TAFT
Central Committee Meets and Adopts
Columbus, O., April 1 Taf t fotccs,
6y a vote of 15 to 6, carried through
their program at the meeting or the
Republican state central committee.
President Taft was indorsed for re
Qomluntioii and a state convention
called to meet here Juuc 3 aud i to
name sir delegates-at-large and six
altei nates at largo to the national
convention. Tho committee recom
mended that tho nomination of stato
candidates bo postponed until after
Rio date of tho national conention.
The call, as It had been drafted by
the Taft men, prolded that the cen
tral committee only recommend -and
not require piimarles In tho districts
under tho Dronson primary law.
Chaiiman Walter h Drown, how
eVer, forced through fln amendment
under which tho primary law must
be observed. The vote on the Brown
I amendment was 11 to 10,
DEAD IN FLOOD
Thousands Homeless In Northern
Part Of Illinois
Waterworks Cribs And Government Breakwater Threatened
With Destruction By Grinding Of Huge Ice Cakes
At Their Foundations Moatb Of River Blocked And
Flow 01 Water Stopped Levee Breaks At Cairo
And People In Lowlands Flee
Chicago, April 1. Incalculable
damage to shore property, shipping
and piers was threatened when great
masses of ice began to movo toward
he mouth of the river, caused by the
general breaking up of the huge ice
fields lining the shores of Lake Mich
igan for miles north of Chicago. It
threatened to choke up the harbor
and effectually prevent the flow of
the lake water into the channel.
Unless tbe wind veers to the west,
there is grave danger that the cribs
which control Chicago's water sup
ply, the great breakwater piers, the
lighthouse and the government life
saving station may not be able to
withstand thp terrillc bombardment
at their foundation.
With the warmer weather and Uie
consequent melting of the ice, itho sit
uation In tho Desplaines, Calumet
and the Kankakee river voile s
reached the critical point. Two thou
sand persons, It is estimated, have
been rendered homeless by the floods
and a serious loss of life Is feared.
Nine persons already are reported to
have been drowned.
Levee Breaks at Cairo .and Farmers
Are Given Warning.
Cairo, 111., April 1. The govern
ment levee broke and the Mississippi
has bcrn sweeping through the cre
vasses, which hae rapidly been
Cody, Wo., April 1. As a result
of the alleged insubordination of Pri
vates Prank Carroll and Prank Cun
ningham, Sergeant Clarence Biitton,
who is In charge of the Yellowstone
National park, asserts that he was
compelled to shoot both men. Cun
ningham lies at the point of death,
shot through the lungs, and Carroll
is not much better off, with wounds
in his side and aim.
Sergeant Drltton's .story is that ho
1 1 HUM FARM
Ijincaster, O., April 1. Three boys
escapeo from the Boys' Industrial
school and a Iholy chase was gven
one of them In this city. While an
officer from tho Institution and a
f.ozen men and bojs were after him
near thu inllioad he lumped a coal
train and started over tho tops of
tho cars. Tho ofllceis were left bo
hind. Escapes fiom tho institution
aro almost a dally occurrence since
the' abolition of corpoinl punishment
by the state board of control.
Old Soldier Falls Dead.
Woobtor, O., April 1. .John S. Kb.
erly, VI, an old soldier, fell dead as
ho was lu tho act of unhitching a
widening. Within 18 hours it is pre
dicted that all tho rich farming land
of Mississippi county, which the
levee protects, will bo covered with
t turbulent flood. Workers on. tho
lovee, when they saw their battle
had been lost, turned their attention
to warning the people to flee to high
ground. In very many cases people;
refused to abandon their homes
New York, April 1. Tho jury iiv
the case of John L Parsons, Wash
ington B. Thomas, George H. Frailer
and Arthur Donner, charged with
tiolating thp rrlminal clause of the
hcrman anti-trust law while direc
tors of the American Sugar Refining
Vompany, reported a disagreement In
tbe United States district court.
Ari&t Found Dead.
New York, April I Robert Bayton
Newman, an artist who had a wide
acquaintance among the artists of
this cltj aud who has been well
known as a master of color work,
was found -cad in his room with tho
gas of his radiator turued on full.
S ARE SHOT
pave orders to Carroll concerning a
wood saw, which Carroll flagrantly
dis-obejed, and that Cunningham,
who Is a giant in stature, took sides
with Can oil and he was compelled
to shoot both men. This soldiers'
station is 70 miles from Cody and
from November until June of. each,
year the squad stationed there Is cut
off from the outside world as much
as if at the north pole, on account ot
Cleveland, O., April 1. John O.
Caponer, 27, was sentenced to servo
15 years in the penitentiary by Judge
Ncff in criminal court on bis plea of
guilty to manslaughter, 'CapenerwaB
Indicted for first degree murder for
shooting Howard Gieene on Jan. 21.
following a quarrel in the saloon
where Greene was a bartender
Shops Reduce Expenses.
Bollefontalne, O., Apiil 1. Hallway
shops oi) the eastern dhlslon of the
New York Central lines, ot which
this -city Is the center, mado a 10 per
cent cut In the number of employe
and went on a 46-hour per week
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