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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1912-No. 31
ESTABLISHED 1836
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PRESIDENT
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Pennsylvonia Delegofioo Almost Solid
; For Roosevelt
Gets 05 Out Of 76 Delegates -Total Vote Will Probably
Run 160,000 Ahead Of Tafl's-Result Of Primaries
Is Considered Repudiation Of Senator Penrose, Who
tiefore Result Is Announced Seebs Seclusion On
Bosom Of Atlantic Ocean And Reiuses To Talk
Philadelphia, April 35. Incomplete
returns from every district in Satur
day's piimary election give Colonel
Roosevelt Go of the state's 7G dele'
Kates to the Chicago national
convention. The(i Roosevelt, sup
porters aie claiming G7, and later
returns, may carry the figures to
that total Colonel Itoosevelt won
G3 of the 04 district national dele
gates and his followeis elected
cnouBh-'delttsate to the state con
vention to she thorn control of that
body. The state convention will
name 12 delegates at-large.
Those 12 delegates alieady are
counted foi Roosevelt, hut the state
ronventlon vlll have another and
more potent elfect on Pennsylvania.
It maiks the passing of United
States Senator Boles Penrose as a
member of the national committee,
and many peisons are predicting that
it also maikB the beginning of his
exit from politics.
Will Control Convention.
The Roosevelt followers will abso
lutely dominate the state convention.
They will nominate an auditor gen
eral and a state treasurer, and for
the first time in many years will
have absolute control of the election
niachlnerj of the state.
In this same connection the 25 men
nominated as candidates for the
state penato, when elected, will hold
over until the time, comes for the
selection of a successor of Senator
Penrose, Fiom late returns 18 of
those men are opposed to Senator
Penrose and the ideas for which he
Htnnds.
Every man elected as a Roosevelt
delegate went into the fight not only
pledged, but Instructed for Rooso
volt. Their names appeared on the
ballots and after their names ap
peared the binding clause "for
Roosevelt," On the other hand, jhe
Taft delegates and those credited to
Taft enteied the battle without
pledge and were elected "uninstruct
ed." The story of the state battle would
only be a story of one landslide after
anothei. In Philadelphia, Roosevelt
carried 17 out of the 47 wards. The
Taft vote here was 62,803 and the,
Roosevelt ole was 50,040, Outsldo
of that one district In Lancaster
where the Taft delegates were elect
ed, and In Philadelphia, the vote of
Roosevelt was so great that it sim
ply swamped the Taft vote. The
complete vpte of the state probably
will show that the Roosevelt dele
gates polled 1(10,000 votes more than
the Taft delegates.
Rebuke to Penrose,
The Roosevelt victory In Pennsyl
vania is tint looked upon as entirely
parsonu! tiiumph for tho form or
president, but Is looked upon here
as a. tebuke to Senator Penrose' and
machine politics,
Theie is but one section of the en
tire state where it Is thought that
the vote was personal for Roosevelt.
The coal miners voted for him to the
man, and with a suspension of oper
ations at piesent they tinned out
heavily. In the other country dis
tricts the farmers were well organ
ized as aguinst machine rule, In
Philadelphia the people simply did
the same hing they did one year
ago oert' ow the machine until
they elected a reform mayor.
Seniitor Penrose is saying nothing,
lie went to Atlantic City and within
two houis after reaching thete had
hoaided his acht and she pointed
kcr nose seaward, He did uot de-
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UNDER
BOISE PENROSE
Pennsylvania Senator Skips
After Roosevelt Landslide.
part, however, until he got the late
editions of the Philadelphia news
papers and lead of the defeat of his
machine, Manj "S. O. S," messages
were sent to the yacht in an effort
to get some expression from the sen
ttor, but to all of them he was silent.
Governor Woodrow Wilson of New
Jeisey, who had no oiganl'ed opposi
tion, will have "4 of the 76 delegates
from Pennsylvania In the Demociatie
national convention. In the Eleventh
eongiesslonal dlstilct the two Demo
iratlu national delegates elected are
fa vol ablo to Governor Judson Har
mon, but they are not pledged.
IN HAPPY MOOD
Colonel Rooseve't Admits They Hit
Them "Middling Hard."
Oyster Bay, N. V., April 15. Col
onel Roosevelt is in the merriest
sort of mood over his Pennsylvania
victoiy and is filled with confidence
that it will result In turning the tide
to wind him.
He was coming out of the woods
of Sagamore Hill accompanied by
Mis Roosevelt when the reporters
surrounded him, As he approached
the top, armed with a big stick, tog
ged in knickerbockers and rough
hiking outfit, he displayed a most
delicious Roosevelt smile.
"Bully, bully," was all the colonel
said ror u time, all the time smiling,
while ever bod) congratulated him.
Then in a stage whisper the colonel
confided to the crowd: "We hit them
middling hard. Pennsylvania 'is par
tlcnliulj giiitlfjlng because of the
emphatic way the people went on
record against the bosses," was his
comment.
m'kinlIyjexpuins
Taft Manager Declares Acme of Dem
agogltm Has Been Reached.
Washington, Apill 35. Director
William B. McKinley of (ho Taft
campaign issued a vitriolic statement
in which he says;
"The outcome .of the Peunsjlvanlu
primary is plainly Indicative of the
fact that national Issues aie playing
RIOTOUS SCENES AT OPENING OF
BASEBALL SEASON-50,000 FANS
ARE ANGRY AFTER FARCICAL GAME
( 19JEBHP fcHnH BHt fliKKKBHMHKSSnwflfflSflHflH&HF
New Yorki Apill Iff Fifty thousan d followeis of baseball nve angiy nsa
result of the opening of the baseball sasou in Greater New1 York. That num
ber of admirers of the great American game went to Washington park, In
Brooklyn, to see tho Giants and the Superbas clash. Thirty thousand of
these were admitted to the park before the gates were closed at 2:30 p. m.
Many of those shut outind tickets. Though outside the park, they, saw as
much of the game as many who had gained the box seats, for which they
paid $1 each, Washington park will hold 20,000, including- bleachers and
standing room on the field, and when the extra 10,000 were admitted the dia
mond ltsolf vas covered with men and boys. At 4 o'clock) the hour set for
the beginning of the game, play was impossible, and the fewi-special police
men employed by the management were utterly unable to cope wih the
crowd. Mayor Gaynor, who was present, consented that legular policemen
should be called in, and the bluecoats, assisted by tho players, were able to
clear the diamond, though they could not get the crowd back far enough
for any real game to be played. Occupants of boxes could not see over the
crowds on the diamond, many of the enthusiasts standing on boxes and
benches. The game was started at 4:35 and ended with tho sixth liming,
when the score stood 18 to 3 in favor of tho Giants. It is possible that the
national commission will be asked to investigate the overselling of tickets, a
proceeding which brought about $18,000 into the club's treasury, but which
is likely to be expensive In the decreased attendance for the rest of the
season. "
only a small part In some states In
the campaign for the. Republican
nomination for piesident. Instead of
constructive statesmanship being put
forth in an effort to solve the prob
lems befoie the country and ns bid
for votes on the ground of merit, a
uatlou-wide campaign of willful and
malicious misrepresentation, villifl
cation and assault on the president
f the United States has been sub
stituted. Such a campaign, amount
ing in fact to a conspiracy made not
only to humiliate tho president per
Columbus, O, Apil) 15, A popular
expiesslon by the pemocintie voters
of Ohio as to their piefeience for
Governor Ilannon or Oovornor Wood
row WUsou of Nev .leisej as tho
Democratic presidential nominee, was
ashured -when Secu'taiy of State
rharles II, Ginves gae his uniuuli
lied approval to the Mooro prpfei
onto plan, as lnooipoiated in the
call Issued by the Democratic state
Central committee,
Eeciolary -Oiaves announced that
ho will Issue Instructions to all of
PRIMARY IS APPROVED
BY SECRETARY ORAVES
sonally, but to commit the Republi
can party to rank-i.Soclalism, has not
tmly been countenanced but conduct
ed' by Tormer President Theodore
Roosevelt.
"The fact that Hhis candidate is
now 'claiming to wear the mantle of
Abiaham Lincoln Is evidence that
the acme of ilemagoglsm in this
country has been reached."
He concludes by saying; "Tho
presidtnt is In this fight to stay, lie
will'be the nominee -of the Republi
can convention att Chicago."
.the county boaids of election In the
sjate to cany out the provisions or
the call. This means that tho names
of Haimon and Wilson will appear
lipou a special ballot which will be
voted bj the Democratic electors on
May 21, tho date of the primary elec
tions, Tho name of Governor Har
mon has been assutcd the Hist place
on tho ballot, b teason of the fact
that his wqie tho petitions Hist to be
filed with the secretary of state. The
Wilson petitions will bo filed during
the piesent week.
FORTY
DROWNED
Amor, April 15 -A boat into which
tho passengers of the British steam
er Seang Chun were disembarking
capsized and 40 persons, mostly
women, were drowned. Thb Seang
Chun had Just arrived here from Sin
gapore. -
SAW BURGLAR
AT WORK
Lima, O,, April "15. To waken in
the middle of the night to find a
flashlight dimming her eyes and a
burglar by her bed wasw the experi
ence of Mrs William Jones, wife of
ft. wealthy oil operator, Ordered to
keep fiuiet, Mrs. Jones was forced to
witness the picking from her hus
bands shirt of a $400 diamond and
the sacking of her dresser.
French Statesman Dies.
Paris, .April 15 Henri Brlsson, the
French statesman, and for many
years president of the chamber of
(eputies, died at his home here. He
was 77 years old.
BY A FALL
Woniter, O., April 15. Daniel Hoi
ser, living near Orrville, lived more
than 90 jears with but little sick
ness, and neer suffered serious per
ional Injury until he came here for a
rlBlt and while in the basement of
store fell, striking the back of his
kead on a concrete floor. He was
found unconscious and died from a
badly fractured skull In less than
two hours.
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FISH KILL 5
Halifax, N. S., April 15. Five of
the six children of Patrick and Mrs.
MaGee of St. Marys road, Prince
Edward Island, are dead from
ptomaine poisoning, brought on by
eating decayed herring.
NEW YORK HAS
FINEST LIGHTHOUSE
New Yoik, Apill 15 What is said
to be the finest light-house in the
world, located nt Richmond, Staten
Island, was put into commission to
day. It Is to lif,irt the new Ambrose
channel loading Into New York bay
and will be vh ible for twenty-one
miles. The llglit is ot 300,000 candle
power.
neWark to Have
boxing again
Newark, N, J., April 15 The box
ing gnmo is to be levived In Newark
tomonow night after a lapse of sev
eral j ears. Arrangements have been
made to give the Initial show In the
open air at the Newark baseball
grounds. The feature event of the
evening will bring together Young
Kuitz of this city and Mike Glover of
Boston.
TRAGEDY
Cleveland, 0 April 15. William
Roth, 55, a farmer near here, shot
and Instantly killed his wlfo and
then committed suicide. Roth was
drunk at the time of tho tragedy.
hi! 1 1 II
DECAYED
DOUBLE
TWO KILLED AT
CH1CH SERVICE
Fifty Are Injured leu Unfinished
Floor Gives Way
Plied Up Id The Basement-Several Hundred Worshipers
Gathered To Witness Blessing 01 Cornerstone Of
New Ediiice in New Jersey Village, Temporary
Braces Break And Entire Audience Is Buried Be
neath Falling Timbers-Authorities Will Investigate
Harrington Park, N. J., April 15
By the caving in of the floor of an
unfinished Roman Catholic church
two women were killed and about
fifty persons were severely or
dangerously injured. Temporary
wooden supports under the floor
could not withstand the weight ot
300 eager men and women who had
rushed Into the edifice, snapped, and
the planking bowed down to the eel
Jar, 10 feet below, in the form of a
hopper. Into this space the men,
women and children were thrown,
and upon them came heavy piles of
lumber which had bectujeft. Jn. the
room, it was mis turnocr inai uiu
most of the damage, although suffo
cation beneath the -struggling mass
accounts for two deaths.
The dead: Mis Fritz Elkart. 25,
of Hillside, N. .1 ; Mrs. Nicholas Ot
tfgnon, 48, of Westwood, N. J.
Ceremony Drew Large Crowd.
The ceremony of lalng and bless
ing the cornerstone of the little
"Church of Our Lady or the Victory"
at Harrington Park drew a crowd of
about 400 devout churchmen and
churchwomen from the surrounding
suburbs. The church Is really well
advanced tow aid completion, but the
Cornerstone had not been blessed.
Naugle and Wisener, the contractors,
have the stone walls of the base
ment, the shingled sides and the
Columbus, O, April 15. When
asked about the report that William
Jennings Bo an in 1908 told several
Ohioans that he wanted Judson Har
mon in his cabinet If elected to the
presidency, the governor lefused to
alllim or den It. Froiu other sources
It Is learned, however, that Colonel
Br an did tell a number of Ohio po
litical leaders that he was ready to
make Hnimon a member of his cab
inet. His statement was not made
personally to Governor Harmon, but
was told to him by men who talked
to the Nebraskan.
Governor Harmon expressed him
self as greatly pleased with his re
cent trip to Nebraska, but refused to
discuss the probable outcome of the
primaries Friday in which he races
with Woodiow Wilson and Champ
Clark,
Today Bryan is touring Ohio in hbr
campaign against Governor Harnioi
MISS SECRET
ZanesvIUe, O., Apill 15. After
blowing the safe at tho Independent
Five and Ten-Cent store two robbers
got $30 and then mado their escape.
They poked a gun In tho face of a
Janitor and side-stepped a special
night watchman In getting away Tho
veggs loft $200 which had been
placed in a heciet compaitment.
HARMON IS SILENT
AS TO BRYAN'S OFFER
DRAWER
high Gothic shingle roof in place, the
belfry installed and the high front
steps up
Inplde the church the first layer of
Doorlng was put down a week ago,
but this was not supported by the
Iron supports which are to go la
there. The carpenters had not
thought fit to put anything in there
yet Later they did put beneath it
at irregular intervals about 10 sup
ports made by nailing three Joists,
2 Inches by C inches, together. These
rested on concrete blocks In the
cellar.
It will have to Iks determined by
.teetgjn, county authorities who i
to blame- for permitting"1 300 people
to rush in on such a flimsy supers
structure.
AS YOU LIKE IT
At Lexington. Ky., Morgan Clark,
76, an uncle, of Champ Clark, wai
killed by the limb of a tree falling
on him.
Dr James X. Bemis, 54, member
of the board of trustees of the Xenia
Orphan1?' home, dropped dead In his
ofllce at Fremont, 0., from heart
liscase.
As a result of the adoption of 3
tent fare r the Cleveland streetcar
system, Representative Bulkley has
Introduced a bill for the coinage of
a 3-cent piece with a hole in the
center.
as a pi evidential candidate. Tonight
he will he the principal speaker at,
the Jefferson banquet In this cltj
and tomorrow will continue his de
nunciation of Ohio's executive
thi ougbout the Buckeye state.
Former French Officer Arrested.
Detrojt, April 15 Kmll Sopier, un
til recently major of Houplines.
France, was arrested here. Sopier Is
a anted on a charge of absconding
with funds belouging to the city. He
will be charged with bringing into
this country an alien woman for Im
moral purposes.
Wilson M.en Meet.
Columbus, O , April 15. Wilson
tandidates for delegates end alter
nates to the Baltimore convention
from numerous Ohio districts are li
conference here this afternoon. The
Progressive league will also hold .
meeting this afternoon.
MYSTERY
SOLVED
Ironton, O., April 15. The mystery
surrounding the strange disappear
ance three weeks ago of John Blank
Vnship, a veteran, was cleared when
nls body was found at the foot of
PcarJ street, whore the receding high
water had left it. It is presumed
Blankenship fell Into the river while
attempting to hoard a family boat.
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