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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 111.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1910. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OW JTS MEN
Determination to Run
Filore Cars Menace at
NO END TO TROUBLE
Three Dead, Scores Injured and
Much Property Destroyed
Up to Date.
Philadelphia, Feb. 23. Three are
dead, three are lying at the point of
death In the hospitals, and more than
a thousand persons injured is the toll
exacted by the reign of lawlessness
which has existed in this city for the
past three days. There are indica
tions serious trouble may follow the
company's determination to put on
more cars. The result of this attempt
will probably decide the question of
mobilizing the militia of the state in
Plan Big Parade.
A movement is on foot to have the
sympathizers of the striking street
railway employes parade peacefully
to the city hall, 100,000 strong, and
thereby show the mayor and other of
ficials the gigantic proportions of the
threatened uprising, should it later be
decided to call a general strike. There
were a few disturbances and some
shooting early this morning, but no
Boy Shot by Policeman Dead.
The third death as a result of con
flict between police and strike sympa
thizers occurred today when John
Heuck, aged 18, died in a hospital. A
policeman protecting a motorman fired
into a crowd of boys who were throw
ing stones at a car. A bullet struck
Heuck in the neck.
Factory Whittle Ontdoen Police.
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""At noon 10,000 men employed in the
Baldwin . Locomotive work, returning
from dinner, blocked the street rail
way tracks. A riot call brought a de
tail of mounted police. As they pass
ed there came from the windows of
the shops a hailstorm of rivets; bolts,
nuts and iron bars. Fire from the po-1
lice's revolvers had small effect upon
the crowd, when suddenly the whistlo
at the works was blown. The crowd
broke for the entrances to the plant,
and in two minutes the streets were
clear. The engineer prided himself on
doing more with his whistle than the
police were able to accomplish with
Car Dura Blown ITp.
Philadelphia, Pa. Feb. 23. Dynamite
last night was used for the first time
I THE WEATHER j
Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday.
Rising temperature. The lowest tem
perature tonight will be about zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 8 below.
Maximum temperature in last 24 hours,
20. Minimum in last 12 hours, 8 be
low zero. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m..
6 miles per hour. Precipitation, .01
Relative humidity, at 7 p m. 89, at 7
a. m. 91.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Sun sets 5:41. rises 6:36; moon rises
6:18 p. m.; 10:28 p. m.. eastern time,
full moon; planet Mercury visible.
a crowd of 10,000 people. It was at
the outset a good natured, laughing
crowd in holiday turnout, dressed in its
best clothes. Apparently nobody went
there looking for trouble, but within
five minutes it was apparent that un
less the soldiers could keep their tem
pers and stand a lot of rough joshing
they were in for a bad session.
Bit by bit the crowd became bolder
and more annoying. Harmless jests
became sneering insults. Presently,
as if the whole movement had been
carefully organized, squads of young
men and boys stole up behind each of
the soldiers and stole the cartridges
from his belt, snatched at his hat, or
tried to Jerk his musket out of his
hands. Here and there a militiaman
lost his temper and struck out with his
fist or the butt of his gun.
Suddenly, near Huntington avenue,
a woman screamed and attacked one of
the soldiers, scratching at his face.
Then the real trouble broke into a
thunderclap. Boys and men sprang on
the citizen soldiers, 15 or 20 to a sol
dier, bore them down, took their mus
kets away from them, tore their coats
off their backs, struck them in the
face with clinched fists, and rolled
them in the dirt. The crowd, now con
verted into a mob, wedged itself be
tween the militiamen and the Fencl
bles were utterly helpless to defend
If the order had come to them to
shoot, they could not have obeyed.
Many of them had lost their guns and
there hardly was one man In ten who
had a single cartridge left in his belt,
when 10 mounted police came to their
Illinois Senators Quickly
Concur in Gibson Act
PRIMARY WORK DONE
Commission Plan of Municipal
Government Act Is Sent
Springfield, 111., Feb. 23. By a vote
of 33 to 3 the senate today concurred
in the house amendments to the Gib
son senatorial district direct plurality
bill and both primary bills, one cover
ing all offices except legislative, and
tenants cheered the president last
night as he appeared at the Waldorf
Astoria at their annual banquet. He
previously addressed the society of
Cincinnati in the state of New Jer
sey, at the Hotel Plaza, upon the life
"Only 72 persons, including the presi
dent, were present at the Society of
Cincinnati. It was so exclusive the
committee declined to give a list of
the guests or names of speakers.
Chicago, Feb. 23. According to a
report believed to have emanated from
public sources indictments against the
National Packing company and 10 sub
sidiary concerns have been prepared
by the federal grand jury.
Troops Take Possession
of Lhama, Capital of
RULER FLEES TO INDIA
Tillman Out of Danger.
Washington, Feb. 23. There was re
joicing last night among the friends of
Senator Benjamin R. Tillman, when
the attending physician announced
that his patient was practically out of
Change in Form of Government
Said to Have Been Deter
Calcutta, British India, Feb. 23.
Chinese troops today entered Lhama,
the capital of Tibet, and residence of
the dalai lama, supreme head of the
Lamalst hierarchy, who, upon the ap
proach of the soldiers, fled with sev-
These New "Chantecler" Hats Will Make A Great Hit in Darktown
LOSES FIGHT FOR
? 7. . ' ' A .y
. ... i rssji
Ex-Governor J. K. Vardaman of Miss
issippi, WIio.Wm Beaten in IxDg
Drawn Out Caucus.
Granada Captured by
Chamorro, Who Eluded
ESTRADA ON THE WAY
- FOUND -PORTUGAL
Arrests Being Made Daily Cargo of
Arms for Revolutionists on
Lisbon, Portugal, via Spanish Fron
tier, Feb. 23. The government is ap
parently greatly perturbed by the dis- J
covery of a widespread revolutionary j
plot. Suspects are being arrested
daily. Confidential information has
reached the authorities a cargo of !
arms and ammunition for the revolu- J
tionists is being brought from Ger-
LOSES IN LONG
Former Governor Vardaman of
Mississippi Defeated in.
Race for Senate.
LEROY PERCY IS WINNER
Commander Expected to Unite
and Attack Managua Mad
riz Hard Pressed.
Ends IeadIook That Ha Prevailed in
Party Seven Weeks Other
Owing to the Success of Rostand's "Chanteclcr" Paris Has Ordered the Chantecler Hat for Women. Xews Item
i the other covering the nomination of
TAX ' memDers or tne general assembly now
go io tne governor.
Sent to Conference.
The commission plan of municipal
government bill was sent to conference.
The senate concurred in the house
mendments to the Field museum bill.
Extra Srnxlon Pomotble.
Springfield, 111.. Feb. 23. Attorney
General Stead Is expected to hand
since the strike of the employes o' the senator Brown of Nebraska Ieclares
Philadelphia Rapid Transit company Governor Hughes Wrong.
UD6B"' rurucmr,. Mum.r., m , Washington, Feb.
th ham cT the transit com nan v at 1
d, , ., j , , , Brown of Nebraska, author of the in
Ridge avenue and York street narrow- '
ly escaped death when the entire ; cnie tax amendment, today spoke in
northeast corner of the building was ! the senate to the resolution of Senator
rilrtwn nwsiv Row anrl whpn thp PTnlrv. I P.n ,i ; i : . .
slve was placed in the barn is un- ! on Judiclarv to make an Jnauiry con. j
known. ! , , . I down an oninion todav. advisine Gov-
periling ine legal cnect upon state se-; . r .
curitles of the adoption of the Income ! ornor Iieneen whether the ao oreat
: tax amendment to the constitution. I the state board of administration
Hp devotPd his Pffnrta psn.i!ir in s gal. " attorney general holds
demonstrating that Governor Hughes
: of N'ew York was wrong in his is
' sumption that the amendment would
have the effect of laying the burden
on the states and in showing that.
Ready to Aak for Troop. ; Pven if it did have that effect, it should
Following a conference with Gover- j bp adopted by the state legislatures,
nor Stuart yesterday afternoon Mayor He contended the amendment does not
Reyburn held a consultation with the ' alter or modify existir& relations be
heads of the various city departments ! tween the states and the federal gov
and decided to prepare to call on the j ernment.
governor for the entire state militia in
case the police today find themselves
ECONOMY BLOW FOR
NEW CUSTOMS COURT
Taft Withdraws Nominations i
Judges When Congress Refuses
to Give 910,000 a Year.
The explosion followed another day !
of rioting in the city. One death and
three persons probably fatally Injured
was the result of the day's disorders.
Many others were less seriously hurt.
All three of those probably fatally
hurt were boys who were shot during
attacks on cars.
that the law is unconstitutional, Gover-
Washington, Feb. 23. The president
yesterday withdrew vhe nominations
of Alfred C. Coxe, William H. Hunt,
James F. Smith, Orin M. Earner and
Marion Devries, to be judges of the
court of customs appeals.
The explanation was that these posi-
eral of his ministers into India. Seri
ous trouble has been anticipated, ow
ing to the action of a small Chinese
army which, marching from Sze Chuen,
China, subdued eastern Tibet, levying
contributions on lama's people and
showing no respect for the monasteries.
Petition Are Vain.
Tibetans, resenting the desecration !
of their holy places, petitioned the j
Chinese foreign . board, praying that
the emperor of China interfere in the
interests of the Buddhists. The pei-i
tion was disregarded, as the Chinese j
propose to make the administration j
of the country pirelv Chinese. The
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 23. The Mis
sissippi legislature today unanimously
elected Ieroy Percy of Greenville sen
ator, succeeding the late Senator iic
Laurin. Jackson. Miss., Feb. 23. Leroy
Percy of Greenville was chosen for
United States senator from Mississippi
last night on the 58th ballot of the
democratic caucus by a majority of
five votes over former Governor Var
daman. When balloting was resumed
last -night Htlrcpthg cjrud'I JaT55wTTh-
drew with the exception of Percy and
Vardaman, the vote showing Percy
and Vardaman S2. The nomination Is
equivalent to election.
The result came on the 58th ballot
and was brought about through a pro
cess of elimination, terminating a
deadlock which has prevailed during
Perry the Oalner.
When the caucus met it was after
a recess since last Friday, following
the announcement by Governor Noel
that should no selection be made dur
ing the present legislative session he
would appoint General James Gordon,
the present temporary appointee, to
serve during the unexpired term.
Withdrawals of the several candidates
having the lesser votes came fast.
Congressman Adam Byrd, John Kyle
and H. II. Sfreet following in turn,
and the fight narrowed to the two
leading contestants. The votes con
trolled by those candidates who with
drew went plmost solidly to Percy,
giving him S7 votes to S2 for Varda
man on the first ballot.
Mr. Percy will serve out the unex
pired term of the late A. J. McLaurin.
Washington, Feb. 23. Victoria ot
Immense importance to the insurgent!
in Nicaragua are told of In dispatches
received today at the state depart
ment. Chamorro, with the main di
vision of the insurgent, ha evaded
the government forces sent out to
check him and by a flank movement
taken the city of Granada. The Cha
morro family is very powerful there
and the capture of the city Is mot
important. It Is inferred Estrada,
once believed to be going In the direc
tion of Greytowiis Is marching to mak
a Junction with Chamorro and attack;
Gormnrat Heavy Loaer.
The losses of the government troops
are terrific in the guerilla warfare
which has raged the last few days.
Dispatches say that after the engage
raent the 19th scores of unburied deaf
lay upon the fields. The losses t
the provisionals were slight Com
plete disorder and panic are spread
through Madriz' troops and the gov
ernment. Railroad Abandoned.
All trains on the railroad east of
Managua have been abandoned and
the line is used only for military pur
poses. The situation In the eurround-
'."CrfWntryn 1'n""nn1a' ""a-norlatia
for the government. The Insurgents
also recaptured the gorernment
steamer Victoria on Lake Managua.
Madriz, taking alarm at the spirit
of unrest among the population, has
practically declared a dictatorship
over the departments of Granada, Ma
saya and Carazo and appointed Julian
Irias. Zelaya's prime minister, in
charge of them with plenary powers.
Chamorro la Defeat?
New York, Feb. 23. The Herald
publishes a dispatch from San Juan
Del Sur, Nicaragua, saying it Is re
ported from Managua the Insurgents
under Chamorro suffered a severe de
feat yesterday at TIsma, near Tlpl
tapa. The casualties on both sides
are placed at RO0. No confirmation of .
this reported engagement has been re-'
celved in New York.
TWO SHOT DOWN ON
TRAIN BY A NEGRO
nor Deneen probablv will issue a call ! tions were offered with the understand-! dalai lama appealed to I.ord' Minto.
for another extraordinary session of I ing that the occupants were to get viceroy of India, but the latter refusal
unable to cope with the rioters. The
state constabulary probably will be
the first called.
SAYS HE HELPED SLAY
EMPRESS OF AUSTRIA
Cincinnati, Feb. 23. Asserting he
United States postal inspectors also ; took part in the assassination of the
are Investigating the conditions. They empress of Austria in 1898, Christian
are acting because of delay of mall j Keppler surrendered to the police of
the general a?sembly. If the attorney $1.KM a year each. Congress having
general find? that the law now in op- ' refused to provide more than $7,000
eratlon Is r Id, the operation of the j each, the president felt that it would
17 charitar institutions of the state j be better to withdraw the names,
will be clc 1 and the "way would be i Judge Alfred C. Coxe, who was nom-
open for any person to go into the mated to be cniet jusnce or the cus
courts and tie up the funds appro
priated for state Institutions.
cars caused by the rioters.
A delegation of labor leaders left
for Washington yesterday afternoon to
consult with Senator Penrose and urge
him to use his Influence toward a
"Fenrlblea" Treated Rona-hly.
Reyburn prepared his appeal follow
ing failure to curb the mobs by four
companies of state troops, the Phila
delphia Fenclbles, a "crack" organiza
tion composed of Philadelphia's wealthy
youths. The Fenclbles' Introduction
as a punitive force into the street car
strike brought about the most desper
ate riot so far, and the Fenclbles were
saved from a savage hammering only
.by the courage of a - former German
cavalry officer, who commanded" a
squad of 10 mounted policemen.
Mayor Reyburn and his director of
bllc safety, Henry Clay, called upon
the Fenclbles for aid. The Fencihles
never had heard a shot fired in anger
or felt a brick thrown !n haste, but
they were willing to serve the city.
They were marched to a Philadelphia
rapid transit barn near Germantown
and Lehigh avenues. The news that
Cairo Is Normal Again.
Cairo, 111.. Feb. 23. The city is
quiet and the authorities believe the
danger of race riots has passed for
the present. The five militia compa
nies are continuing to patrol the
streets and the soldiers probably will
remain In charge of the situation the
remainder of the week.
OF BANK'S COLLAPSE
National City of Cambridge, Mans.,
Closes When Theft of $144,000
When Chinese troops were reported '
as moving from the province of Khan. !
ostensibly to strengthen the garrison
at Ihasa. the lama hastily tjuitted the ,
capital and proceeded toward Darjiling.
Prominent N-v Ji'rsey Young Men
Victims of Wanton Crinn"
Will Probably Hip. j
MARRIED FIFTY YEARS
Mr. and Mr. R, 1. Woods of Wood
hull Celebrate Anniversary.
Woodnull. 111., Feb. 23. (Special. )
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Woods, leading
citizens of this place, celebrated their
golden wedding yesterday. There
were 125 friends and relatives present,
including three daughters, Mrs. Carrl
Mackey and Mrs. Mary Hawkins !f
Woodnull. 4 Ir9 Isabel Iviird of St.
Louis, and their Fon, Joseph of Little
River. Kan. ' Mr. and Mrs. Woods
were married near this village and
have lived here all fbeir lives. Mr.
Woods is head of the Farmers' bank.
toms court, has indicated that he would
not accept the position at $7,fti( a
Baby Drinks Poison and Dies.
Kewanee. 111.. Feb. 23.-i-While Mrs.
Charles Horler was busy in dinner j in jail at Guadalajara, Mexico, for the
COOK, THE AMERICAN,
OUT OF MEXICAN JAIL
Fort Scott. Kan.. Fob. 23. J. A.
Cook, the American railway conductor
New York. Fob. 23. Harrison Hip-
bee and Let-lie Lord, young men so- ,
dally prominent in nortti New Jersey.'
were wantonly shot, down and prob- j
ably fatally wounded today by an in-
furiaied negro in a smoking car on'
the New Jersey Centra! train in which I
they were riding to their homes in :
Newark. Their assailant escaped.
JAP BLOWN UP BY
BOMB HE CARRIED
Amoy, China, Feb. 23. A Japanese
was killed here today by the acciden
tal ignition of a high explosive con
cealed In his clothing. It is suspected
he had planned an assassination.
NEW YORK MILKMEN
HIT BY GRAND JURY
New York, Feb. 23. Bight directors
of the Consolidated Milk exchange
were .indicted this afternoon for al
ine Fenclbles were coming attracted J lezed violation of the anti-trat Jaw.
Boston, Feb. 23. The National City
bank of Cambridge closed Its doors
today by the controller of the currency
at Washington. A bank examiner -'a
now In charge. It is stated the closing
of the bank was caused by the dis
covery of a shortage of $144,000 In
the Individual deposits. Responsibility
for the shortage is not yet placed.
Washington, Feb. 23. G. W. Colman
is the name given at the office of the
controller of the currency as the book
keeper of the National City bank of
Cambridge, whose defalcation caused
the closing of that institution. He has
TAFT AT MORGAN GALLERY
President Loafs About New York
Waiting Time to Speak Again.
New York, Feb. 23. President Taft
today visited J. Pierpont Morgan's art
galleries and later drove out to River
side drive. Tonight he will go to
Newark, N. J., where he will 'speak
before. the board of trade.
Oi "Jtod faw York nnlica luiu-
preparations her 18-months-old son
drank from a bottle of carbolic acid.
Death resulted in two hours.
BACK BONE OF
Chicago, Feb. 23. Extremely low
temperature was reported throughout
the middle west this morning. From
6 below at Chicago to 20 below at St.
Paul Is about the range of the low tem
peratures. Denver with 10 above pre
dicts the backbone of the winter is
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 23. Today is
the coldest of the winter here, the tem
perature being 20 below zero.
last six months, was released today. : blli IflUiM KLAN I DUnuS
The state department at Washington
is investigating the case.
LIVE STOCK IS BURNED
Horses and ("os ll in I lorn Destroy
ed on a H1I1mI.I Fitrin.
Vive horses, six cows, hay, fiats
and agricultural implements were con
sumed in a Are that destroyed a barn
on the farm of Henry Hutton. tbre
miles northwest of Hillsdale, Monday
nijeht. The origin of the Are is un
known. The loss is coverud partially
HOGS GO 15 CENTS
NEARER $10 MARK
Chicago, Feb.. 23. Another step to
ward the J10 hog was made today
when live hogs sold at $9.C5, 15 cents
over this year's previous record estab
lished last Friday and Is a record for
40 Tears. .
DISORDERLIES ARE FINED!
Three Men Arrestel Last Evening;
Pay $2 and Costs Kach. '
William Maher, James Hagadorn j
and Charles Simmons were arrested
last night on charges of disorderly i
conduct. The men were picked up
separately, all of them being in an in- j
toxicated condition. Police Magistrate i
C. J. Smith assessed each $2 and costs j
when they were brought before him j
this morning and In addition he gave j
them some advice as to their conduct !
in the future in case they had no de-1
sire to make an extended visit with '
the sheriff at the county jail.
Colorado Fuel Company Sustains
Million Loss at PueMo.
Pueblo. Colo., Feb. 2:'. The pattern
storehouse of the Minnoq.ua plant of i
the Colorado Fuel and Iron com;an :
was destroyed by a fire last nifrht.
Clergyman, Aged 95, Dead.
Stevens Point, Wis.. Feb. 23. Rev
Jacob Palche. aged 05, is dead, lis
is probably the oldest clergyman in
Wisconsin or the middle west.
Washington, Feb. 23. -Stephen 3. ;
Gregory, a widely known citizen and
lawyer of Chicago, has been named
as the third arbitrator in the contro-!
versy between the Switchmen's union ,
of North America and the railroads!
operating out cf Chicago.
Grant Speaks at Peoria.
Peoria. 111.. Feb. 23. General Fred
erick Dent Grant and James Hamilton
lewis of Chicago were the principal
sp'.'Pkers here last night at the 12th an
nual hanqiief of the Creve Coeur club,
the largest j early event of its kind n
Death for 23 in Avalanche.
Reykjavik. Iceland. Feb. 23. An
avalanche has overwhelmed Hulfsdal.
on Isaflord, 23 persons being killed..
Work of Day in Congress
Cars at Standstill. i
Because of a breakdown at the TtI- j
City, railway power plant In Mollne J
this morning, the cars In Moline and i
Rock Island, with the exception of the ;
cars on the Bridge line, were tied up f
from 9:15 to 10 o'clock. I
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DIES AFTER FIGHT
Coalinga, Cal., Feb. 23. "Ginger"
Williams, a young heavyweight pugil
ist of Vlsilia. died today from Injuries
received, yesterday during a prize
fight with "Kid" Kenneth. Williams
was knocked through the ropes in the
third round ar,d bis head struck a
board fracturing the 6kull.
Washington, Feb. 23. Following is a
summary of the proceedings cf the twj
bouses of congress yesterday, taken
from the official records:
KVATK The iK-nnt wan not remlv
to lake up any ppnlin bnBln". nl
n1.!iirne!. flffr hearing th reading: or
wiooiin Ion's farewell n!lrn him
p.-ixaing a few Mils of minor impur
IIOt'CK Th l:oupi roncluoVd ronxld
eration f the Indian appropriation bill,
whirh It pawned practically tn the form
recommended by the committee on In
dinn aTair. The. Mil carried appropria
tion OKKTfR-atlnH- about S.2.'.'.0i0. ljile
In the aeKKlnn the houe txirnn eonmd-'
rntlon of the pontnfttce appropriation
hill. The hotire wtia in veesion t1v ant