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MT. VERNON, OHIO, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1912 No. 41
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Taft issues Severe Statement On
All Campaign Managers Confident Of
Cincinnati, O., May 20. PreMdent
Taft issued a. Etatement actraslng
Theodore Roosevelt of being a traitor
to his party and of having forfeited
bis right to stand as a candidate In
n Republican convention.
The Taft statement plainly shows
that the president believes Roosevelt
is going to bolt in the event of Taft's
nomination at Chicago. He charac
terized Roosevelt's course as one of
ntle or ruin, and declares that his
statement in Cleveland that he is the
Republican party finds no parallel in
history save in the words of Louis
XIV "the state; I am it." The issu-!
ing of this statement. It is believeo-,
removes the last hope that Roosevelt
will yield hi the event of Taft's nomi
nation. This statement Is the most
severe that the president bus uttered
against Roosevelt. Mr. Taft was deeply
moved by Roosevelt's renewed accu
sation against him in Cleveland and
plainly showed his feeling.
SEE VICTORY FOR
Campaign Managers Forecast
Result of Ohio Primary.
Columbus, O., May 20. Stat chair
men for presidential candidates 'is
cued the following statements:
Walter P. Brown, Roosevelt Man
ager "Colonel Roosevelt's fight Is
the people's tight and so he is sure to
win. Every political sign Indicates a
substantial majority of the 21 con
gressional districts will send Roose
velt delegates, and we would not be
burprlsed if he sweeps the state."
L. C. I-aylin, Taft Manager "The
prlmavy election tomorrow will be a
complete vindication of President
Taft by his native state and an em
phatic Indorsement of his administra
tion. The trend of sentiment has
been for the president marvelnusly
eo in the Inst week."
H. L. Nichols, Harmon Manager
"The result of the primaries will
show to tho country that Judson Har
mon lb still beloved by the Democ
racy of Ohio, which could not be
ewayed by the pernicious activities
of the few persons calling themselves
John J. Lentz, president of the Pro
gressive Democratic league of Ohio,
took a parting shot at Governor Har
mon It; a lengthy statement In which
he asserts that fully two-thirds of the
CG Democratic members of the Ohio
constitutional convention are against
the governor In his 'effort to land the
ENDS DISSIPATED LIFE
Chicago, May 20. Henry Spruck
von Armenthul, member of tho Ger
man robillty and large land owner
in Oregon, Washington and Idaho,
Bhot and killed himself. Hotel at
taches who found the body In his
loom discovered a revolver in one
hand nnd u photograph of Mrs. Pran
ces Rosenblatt, niece of the late Nel
son Morris, millionaire packer. In tho
Von Arnicuthal left a note la which
presidential nomination. He also in
timates that a vote for Harmon at to
morrow's primaries is a vote for
HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Colonel Roosevelt Leaves Ohio Well
Pleased With TrlD.
Cleveland. O., May 20. Colonel
ttoosevelt kept exceedingly quiet at
the home of James R. Garfield at
Mentor, a few miles out of Cleve
land. He issued a statement in which
he said among other things he was
entirely satisfied with the week's la
bors in Ohio, and believing that the
people of Ohio are sound, he expects
to see the state tomorrow climb up
alongside of Pennsylvania and III'
nols or his side against the "powers
When he- leaves the- state at Mari
etta this afternoon on his way home,
he will have carried his campaign
into every congressional district In
the state except the two which con
tain Cincinnati, the president's home.
He will ha'e traveled between 2,500
and 3,000 mites and made over 30
Harmon Claims Michigan Bunch.
Washington, May 20. The Harmon
headquarters Issued a claim that the
30 unlnstructed members of the
Michigan delegation to the Baltimore
convention, elected last week, will be
lar Harmon. The basis of this claim
Is a telegram received from Judge
Conuclley of Detroit, who says that
Edward Frensdorf, the Wilson man
ager In Michigan, conceded a major
ity of the Michigan delegation to Gov
Root to Be Chairman.
Washington, May 20. It Is author
itatively stated In Washington that
Senator Root of New Yoik will be
the temporary chairman of the na
tional convention In Chicago unless
he declines the offer.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Marlon (Ind.) had a $150,000 fire
when the Clarion block was destroyed.
At Watersburg, Pa., Harry Black, 7.
while playing Indian, blew off the
head of 5-year-old Mary Goodish with
Wh'le attempting to escape from
Port McPherson at Atlantn, Ga., Wal
ter H. Fraetz, deserter, was shot to
death by a sentry.
The Bethlehem Steel company has
Increased Its capital stock from $29.
500,000 to $79,500,000.
By a score of 500 to 463, Ora Morn
Inghtar of Pittsburg defeated George
Sutton of Chicago, champion 18.1 bil
liard player of the world.
Mrs. Amanda Black, 69, and Mary
Claik, 6 months, were burned to
denth In a fire which destroyed the
Buckley building, Sharon, Pa.
he snld his despondency was due to
drink and the fact that he hadjlost
"the. finest woman In the world" be
cause of his drinking.
Went Down With Titanic.
Dayton, O.,' May 20. It was learn
ed hero that Fred Ware, a mechanic
of this Ity, was a pabBt-nger on tho
Ill-fated Titanic and perished iu the
disaster that befell the ship.
OPIUM AND "HOP" LAYOUTS WORTH $20,000
BURNED IN SAN FRANCISCO-BATCH VALUED
AT $30,000 IS STILL AWAITING THE TORCH
San Francisco May 20 As soon as
court decisions permit such action the
state board of pharmacy will publicly
burn opium and opium layouts valued
at $30,000. The burning will take place
in a street in Chinatown, the object
being to impress the Chinese residents
with the fact that the authorities are
WANT NATIONAL PROBE
OE HIGH FOOD PRICES
Baltimore, May 20. "The high cost '
of living is a complex problem, made!
up of many elements, some natural,!
some artificial. For Its solution, a'
congress should be held of all the
states and territories and representa
tives of the federal government and
some i:nited action should be taken
looking to a remedy, or remedies, for
the artificial causes of high prices,
which can and should be remedied."
With this preamble the report or
the committee appointed by the city
wide congres to investigate the high
cost of living will be presented to thu
congress at its meeting on Wednes
Summarized, the report states that
prices have been raised for the fol
lowing, amnng other reasons:
Increased supply of gold; price
control of exchanges and agree
ments: tariff upon foodstuffs and
SEES COMPANION KILLED
Boston, May 20. James Barr. 20,
ot Lynn, was Instantly killed by a
fall ot about 2.000 feet from a bal
loon Into the water at Nahant. He
intended to make a descent by means
of a parachute, but the device failed
to open and the youth came down
into the water 100 yards from shore
with such terrific force that almost
every bone In his body was broken.
Barr and George Busher or Cam
bridge made the ascent together.
When the balloon had reached a
height of 2.000 Teet Barr released his
parachute and pluuged downward
head first. The man fell like a stone.
PREACHER IS KILLEU
Shot Down by Cousin Accused of
Intimacy With His Wife.
Wn cross. Ga . May 20. in n pistol
duel at Millwood the Rev. C. C. Ben
rett was killed nnd Can-.v Bennett. J.
II. Murray and Sam Mntray were
wounded. The duel was loujht by
the two Bennetts, who nre cousins,
ind the Murras were hit uv slra
. ntjL ,.. a.. - -V , f ' i r, JiU
in earnest in the war on opium and'
that all contraband goods found will
be confiscated and destroyed. As a
result of the crusade the price of '
opium here has .risen from $12 to $100
per can. The first public burning of!
opium, pipes and other paraphernalia '
was watched by thousands, many of
whom wept at the sight of the des-j
other products; abuse of cold storage
tc help corner markets: decreased
amounc of labor on farms and conse
quent increase in wages; decrease of
truck farms and farming around the
city; excessive profits by middlemen,
due to too many small shops and too
much handling between producer and
consumer; too much purchase on
credit at advanced prices; Inadequate
transportation to proximate farming
districts, especially in winter: short
weights and Inadequate control ot
scales, weights and measures; abuse
of the patnt laws; too high charges
i-nd improper conditions of our city
markets: growing luxuriousness ol
the people, which eliminates careful,
business-like housekeeping and shop
ring. It Is les pain to learn In youth than
to be ignorant In ace.
Bushr.- witnessed, his companion's
death, but finally released his para
chute and alighted In the water In
Returns Home With Children.
New York. May 20. An automobile
lide through Central park to give the
two Titanic waifs a lasting picture
of th strange city that was their
home for month, was the send-off
given Mine. Mnrcelle Navratil and he
two little boys before they boarded
the White Star liner Oceanic for Eu
rope. ftulleU. The duel was the culmina
tion or trouble between Carey Ben
ret and the Rov.-Bonnett about at
tentions paid by the former to the
tatter'? wife. Mrs. Bennett witnessed
Rlcheson's Execution Set.
Boston. May '!0. II Is now authori
tatively stated that Riche6ons execu
tion will take place early tomorrow
BUT MAKES DESCENT MEETS SON
traction of the drug and the costly
pipes. One Chinaman declared that
two of the pipes that were burned
were worth $500 each and were more
than 200 years old. The stuff that was
burned was seized in raids in which
1,500 arrests were made. The trials
resulted in 1,100 convictions and fines
amounting to $25,000.
Cincinnati, O., May 20. Frank H.
Barnett. 25, of Middletown, fell dead
here at the gate of the baseball park
after the game between New York
end Cincinnati. An elimination
;honea that Barnett died of heart
failure, accentuated by the excite
ment of the game.
Cleveland. O.. May 20. John Bou
nie, SO, a structural Iron worker,
working on the central viaduct here,
tost his balance and fell 110 feet from
the bridge into the Cuyahoga river.
He was rescued after sinking twice,
r.nd will recover.
Datcn, O., May 20. Father and
Eon, eich charged with highway rob
bery, met for the first time in six
years when Joseph Carney, Sr 60,
and Joseph Carney, Jr.. 26, faced
each other In the corridor ot the
ENEMY HARD TO FIND
Mexican Federal Troops Have Oro:
co's Army on the Run.
Washington, May 20. State depart
ment jepresentatives tn Mexico re
ported that the federals hae demor
allied the main force under Genr.il
Oroxco, the rebel leader, to a greater
extent than has been supposed hith
erto. Tho rebel force is so scattered.
It Is stated, that the federals am
I'ndint; It difficult to find the revolu
tionist array. '
Big Crowd Is Dumped Into
Water ot Puget Sound.
GANGPLANK GHAIHS GIVE WAY
Pandemonium Reign as Mass of Hu
manity Flounders Between Steam
er's Side and Dock Piling People
on Desks Hurl Lifebelts at Victims
Many of Whom Are Injured by
Heavy Belts Many Rescued by
Means of Ropes and Boathooks.
Seattle. Wash, May 20. When the
rhaini holding a gangplank leading
from 'he Coleman dock to the steam
er Flier broke, 150 persons were
plunged Into the waters of Puget
From the struggling and shrieking
mass of humanity two persons were
brought to the shore dead. They
were Mrs. H. Leonard and Carl Bru
den, both ot Seattle. More than 50
injure 1 persons were rushed to hos
pitals and othes to private residences.
The accident occurred while the
steamer Flier was taking a load for
Tacoma. Crowds were Jammed on
the gangplank as tight as they could
stand, and the weight broke tha
Pandemonium reigned for a few
minutes, and there was great danger
that thrrr in the water would be
crushed between the steamer and the
Passengers on the Fliei threw life
celts into the bay by scores. Many
of those foundering about were hit
and badly hurt by the heavy belts.
Ropes and boathooks were lowered
to the struggling mass ot humanity
from the dock and many were saved
in this way. The piling under the
: doclcinvert mani lives. On. every, pUe
for many feet from one to half a
dozen persons were clinging.
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICAGO. MAY 1$.
Cattle Receipts, 300 head;
beeves. 36 0069 23; Texas steers.
$5 S0fr7 TS; western steers. S4 10
7 S5- blockers and feeders. $4 303
7 00; cows and heifers. Z 005 S 00;
calves. $5 25tS 25.
Hogs Receipts. 12.000 head: light
S7 hafil SO; mixed, $7 4;.,a7 S5.
heavy, $7 -15 7 95; rough. $7 45Qr
. ti; ptgs sa toy i uu.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts. 2.000
head, native sheep. $S 755S 35; west
ern, $4 00ft6 40- native lambs. J5 W
6t8 65: western. $5 7509 00; year
lines. $5 F0j7 33.
Wheat No. 2 red, $1 121 U
Corn No. 2, 7Sc Oats No. 2 white.
PITTSBURG. PA MAY IS.
Cattle Supply is light, choice.
js 40C18 70. prime. J7 73iS 15; good.
S7 50?7 75; tidy butchers. $2 23
7 55. heifers. Jo 0007 50: fat cows.
S3 506 50: hulls. $4 30$?7 25: freMi
cows. J25 00660 00; veal calves, $6 00
Hoie Receipts, 10 cars; heavy
hrgs, JS IS; mediums and heavy
Yorkers. $: 03?S 10; licht Yorkers.
$7 fiOfjrT So. pigs. $6 75r7 25.
Sheep and Lambs Supply light:
prime wethers. J5 655 SO: good
n.ixed. $3 25rT5 60: rair mixed. ?4 50
SiZ 10; lambs. $3 50S 25: spring
Iambs, $5 OOfilO 00.
EAST BUFFALO, MAY IS.
Cattle Receipts. 2 cars; export
cattle. JS 006 S SO; shipping str.5.
$7 50??S 00: butcher steers. J7 25J
8 00; heifers. $C 2507 50: fat cows.
$4 00ff6 00; bulls. $4 2506 25; mil's
ors and springers, $25 00ff75 03;
calves. $9 OOff 330.
Hogs Receipts, 45 curs; heavies,
JS SOStK 40; mediums, $$ 258 30;
Yorkers. $S ISO'S 25: pigs. $7 10fl
7 25: roughs, $7 23ff7 30; stags, $3 50
Sheep and iJimbs Receipts, 12
cars: yearlings. $6 75(fj'7 25; wethers,
$5 75Ci6 25; mixed sheep, $5 50S5 75;
ewes, $5 00ft5 50: lambs, $6 0099 CO.
CINCINNATI: O., MAY 1.
Cattlft- Receipts 335 head; steers,
$4 5teS 25; heifers, $4 0S7 so.
cows. $2 255J6 50; calves, ti 00T 75.
Hogs Receipts, 1,723 head; poofc
trs. $7 fi$iJ8 05; common sowo. 15 00
C'7 15: pigs and lights. $5 OOCi 30:
stags. $4 0006 00.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, Stl
head: sheen. $2 15tfr5 SS; lambs. $5 00
f7 50: spring lambs. $6 OOg-n 90.
Wheat N- red. $1 2J1 J4.
Corn No. i mixed. SOffSlc, Oats
No. 2 mixed. 577'sC. 'Rye No. I,
CLEVELAND. O. MAY IS.
Cattle Receipts. 50 head: cholc
fat steers, $7 00ff7 75; ood to choic
steers, $ti 507 25, fair to good
steers, JG 00J?6 75; heifers. $5 50J
R 75: cows. $2 50(6 25: bults, $4 SO
fii'. 50; milkers and springers, $20 00
4jr,0 00: calves. $S 25 R 50.
Hcg Receipts, 2.000 head: medi
ums, $7 SO: Yorkers, $7 90: pigs,
$6 9i: roughs. $7 00; stags. $6 00.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts 1,585
head; choice clipped Iambs. $S 06 fS
TOLEDO. O.. MAT IS.
Wheat, $1 15; corn. 7Sc; oaU.
53ic; clovcreeetl. SIS 00.
Dies From Burns.
Clrclevlllc. 0 May 20. Beatrice
Firchrr, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
ilranville Rircher, died as the result
it falling into a tub ot boiling water.
Amoog The Players Of The
Game Galled Otf,
PLAYERS ARE IN THE DUMPS
Tigers Realize That In Refusing to
Play Until Cobb Is Reinstated They
Made Serious Blunder and Precipi
tated Situaticn From Which It Will
Be Difficult to Extricate Them
selves Club Owners Meet In Qua
ker City to Discuss Future Plans.
Philadelphia, May 20. Ban Johr
Eon, president of the American
league, when asked his position on
the strike of the Detroit baseball
team, declared that he Is "standing
pat." Other than this he refused to
discuss the matter. Johnson arrived
tere ?nd went immediately to the
Bellevte Stratford, where he was.
Joined shortly by President Shibe of
the Athletics. Manager Connie Mack
and Manager Jennisgs ot Detroit
The two managers left a short Um
later, but Shibe and Johnson remain
ed in conference for several hours.
They refused to say what had tran
spired. Thete will be so baseball game at
Shibe park today. The Detroit clab
will not play another game in this or
any other city until it Is represented
by Its regular players. This was the
ldlcJ;.,pjTirmilgated by Ban Johnson,
president of the American league, af.
ter a conference with President
Shibe and Manager Mack of tbe Ath
letics. Have Suspended Themselves.
Mr. Johcton said: "The failure ot
the Detroit players to participate in
the game with the Athletics on Sat
urday at Shibe park, out of sympathy
for Cobb, has assumed proportions
that overshadow the mere suspension
of the Tiger star. Every one of th
striking players has automatical!'
t-uspended himself and made himself
ineligible to compete in a game un
dcr organized baseball control until
he Is reinstated by the national con.
At the Aldtne hotel, where the D.
troit plaers are stationed, there ift
an air of gloom, and several of the,
players have said confidentially that
they think they acted In rather a-,
Since coming here Ban Johnson,
has remarked that Manager Jennings
ot the Tigers apparently forgot hs
was a representatire of the owners
of the club and not of the players.
Johnson also remarked sarcastically
upon the manner in which Jennings
lauded hts players 3nd apparently
failed to censure them for striking.
In scml-otficil quarters Johnson '
being quoted as declaring that a,
baseball manager unable to handle a,
crisis with more tact than the D-.
trolt sttuation has been handled.'
would be much better off as a plajerv
Bellorontalne. O., May 20. Halle
EI wood, editor of -the Qulncy Gazette,
has disappeared, and his creditors
have caused a warrant for his arrest
to be Issued.
IJtt'e Rock. Ark., May 20. Vrs. D.
P. Coulter, victim ot an attempted
assault, lives because her ume-raonthi-old
baby, lying on her uresst.
caught in Its own little body the but
let fired at her by her baffled assail
ant. The baby died instantly.