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London Police Ask Offi
cers Here to Arrest
MAY LAND HERE SOON
Said to Have Killed Wife, Bur
ied Body in Cellar and
Eloped With Another.
London, July 14. Scotland yards is
eDgaged with, the murder of an Ameri
can woman and today cabled the police
in the United States requesting the ar
rest of the woman's husband, Dr. Haw
ley Crippen, also an American, who is
believed to have sailed for New York
on Saturday last. The Ixmdon police
have made a definite charge against
Crippen and propose to get him with
the cooperation of the American au
thorities. The extradition treaty makes
Wife Vaudeville Artreaa.
Crippen is a dentist, 50 years of age.
He has made his home for some time i
at 39 Hilldrop Crescent, North London, j
Some time ago his wife. Belle Elmore.
a vaudeville actress and treasurer of
Music Hall Artists' guild, disappeared, i
and subsequently notice of her death j
appeared in the local papers. The fact ;
of her demise was generally credited, !
but there was more or less gossip.
Police Senrch Home.
Saturday noon last Crippen disap
peared, and since then the police have
not been able to locate him. Yester
day a search of jthe Crippen house w as
made, and the battered body of the
woman was found buried in the cellar.
It had been placed in quick lime and
was burned beyond recognition, but
the finding of the body, together with
other discoveries today has left no
douJbkJn. the. minds- of the- authorities
that the murdered woman was Mrs.
Sails With Stenographer.
The police believe Crippen sailed
Saturday for the United States. They
state he is accompanied by Ethel Clara
Leeneve, a French woman and his
stenographer, whom he had recently !
introduced as his wife. Thi3 woman, i
the police believe, is dressed in male !
Murder Coolly Planned.
Indications point to a coolly planned
murder. Early in February last a let
ter signed "Belle Ellmore" was re
ceived by the Vaudeville Artists' guild
stating the writer had gone to America
on business. It was this letter which,
the police say, was intended to cover
up the crime and that, as it turned
out, furnished evidence of criminality.
Belle Elmore spelled her name with
one "1." The discrepancy was recog
rized and aroused suspicion among
members of the guild and largely in
fluenced them in determining to bring
the matter of the woman's strange
disappearance to the authorities' at
tention. SHOWS WHERE STATE
GET ITS BEVERAGES
Tennessee Dry Law Helis Business
Just Actors the Kentucky
Nashville, Tenn., July 14. One of;
the effects of the prohibition in Ten
nessee is a 200 per cent increase in i
money orders paid at the Hopkins-!
ville, Ky., postofHce during the past
year, which time the amount has
jumped from $30,750 to $90,415.
Nearly 21,000 money orders were
paid during the year. This increa--was
on account of the wholesale
liquor business with Tennessee.
IS DOUBLED IN A DECADE
Staunton City, III., Twice as Large
as It Was in lOOO.
Washington, July 14. Staunton
City, 111., has almost doubled in pop
ulation during the last decade. This
growth for the community, which lies
on the southern boundary of Ma
couplin county, was officially an
nounced by the census bureau. The
reports show a population of 5,048,
as against 2,786 in 1900.
Columbus, Ohio, July 14. Adjutant
General Weybrecht's report today of
the Newark lynching to Attorney Gen
eral Denman severely arraigns Sheriff
Linke, who quit his office. Wcybrecht
said the sheriff not only absolutely
evaded executive duty but in a mea
are encouraged the mob ia its work.
Partly cloudy, with possib'y thunder
storms tonight and Friday. Continued
Temperature at 7 a. m., 70. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, SO;
minimum in 12 hours, C7. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 3S, at 7 a. m. 77.
St. Paul 9 1
Ited Wing -1 -0
Reed's Landing . . .. -4 .0
Ii Crosse '. 7 .0
Dubuque 1.0 0
Clinton 1.1 -1
I.e Claire 3 .0
Davenport 1.1 -2
Only slight changes in the Missis
sippi will occur from below Dubuque
J. M. SIIER1ER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets rises 4:3S; moon sets
11:54 p. m.
THIEF KILLS CHIEF
OF CLINTON POLICE
Oflicial and Policeman Attempt to
Capture Crook, Who Fires
Clinton, 111., July 14. Chief of Police
Srri'ble was shot about midnight by
an unknown and died soon after.
Struble and Policeman Musser were
watching at the home of Albert Sandt,
manager of the Electric company,
where for three nights petty thieving
had occurred. The thief returned last
night and the officers seized him. In
the scuffle he shot Struble and ran.
Musser shot at him several times as
he ran, but did not hit him. Blood
hounds were put on the scent but the
murderer has not been caught.
HAS A BAD FIRE
Does Damaje of $300,000, Fatally
Burning Two Men and Killing
Portland, Ore., July 14. An early
morning fire i- the--w-et- centr-a4pp-tion
of the city resulted in the loss
of at least two lives, injury to sev
eral persons, the burning of ISO
horses and financial damage of $30 0.
000. So far as known the dead a;-e
F. R. Price, foreman of the Jutted
Carriage company's factory and a
man whose name is supposed to be
Prude. Several other employes of
the stable are missing. The fire
started in the old exposition building
and spread rapidly to surrounding
stores, residences and apartment
ELKS HAVE SEEN
Schedule for Leading Feature of the
Annual Convention Now on at
Detroit, Mich., July 14. The two
events about which interest centered
in the entertainment program of the
Elks today were the parade of the
mnrching organizations from many
lodges and the flights of two aero
planes. It was expected more Elks
would be in line than had ever be
fore participated in a similar parade.
A business session of the grand lodge
a reunion of the Michigan Elks and
a moonlight excursion and ball were
Yesterday the delegates went almost
in a body to Belle Isle to see Battle
Creek, Mich., win in the prize compet
itive drill. Los Angeles, Denver and
St Joseph. Mo., finished next in order
ramed. The contest was for a $500
HE REFUSES TO RESIGN
Cairo Sheriff Says He Will Await Su
preme Court's Order.
Cairo, 111., July 14. Coroner
James McManus made a formal de
mand upon Sheriff Fred D. Nellis
yesterday to surrender the office, to
gether with all the moneys he has
collected since he was sworn in last
December. The coroner appeared at
the sheriff's office with a written pa
per demanding the surrender of the
office. Mr. Nellis declined, to sur
render, pointing to his commission
signed by Governor Denen as his
authority for "standing pat" until
ousted by order of the supreme court
which will be asked to pass upon this
latest phase of the Alexander county
MAKE BIG GAIN IN
Washington, July 14. Postal re
ceipts at 50 of the largest postoffices
in the United States during June
showed total receipts of $S,6SG,1S3,
compared with $7,919,841 for the same
mcr.th in 1909. The rate of increase
in these cities for the last fiscal year
was 10.85 per cent, the receipts last
year being $107,272,514, compared with
$90,7772,312 for the year ended June
TO SIT DOWN
Faction in Conservation
Congress Objects to
Oppose Movement to Make
Coming Meeting Too Much
Chicago, July 14. Gifford Pinchot,
president of, the National Conserva
tion congress, and its executive com
mittee met here today to consider
seme features of the tentative pro-
T. R. Will Soon Take
gram of the meeting of the congress.
It is understood objections have
been made to certain features of the
proposed program which are thought
to have too decided leanings toward
the Pinchot side of the Pinchot-Bal-hnger
INDICTMENT IS DROPPED
Papers in Federal Cases Against Cot
ton Men Found Defective.
New York, July 14. The indict
ments found by the federal grand
jury in the United States circuit
court on June 18 last in the cases
against James A. Patten. William P.
Brown, F. It. Haynes. S. T. Harmon,
C. A. Kitle, E. G. Scales, Morris
Rothscild and K. M. Thompson, ac
cused of being parties to a conspir
acy in restraint of trade in their cot
ton operations, have been found to
be defective, it is learned, and have
been set aside as a result of pleas
in abatement filed on July 5 by each
of the defendants separately, claim
ing that the indictments were not
valid on the ground that the grand
jury was not legally convoked. An
other grand jury has been drawn and
the matter is now receiving their con
sideration. LABOR OFFICER TALKS
Says the Unions Have Not Been Fair
ly IH-alt With in Congress.
Washington, July 14. Organized
labor has not been fairly dealt with
by- the present administration and its
enemies are in a majority in congress,
according to Frank Morrison, secretary
of the American Federation of Labor.
Ia an address yesterday to the con
vention of the International Alliance
of Theatrical Stage Employes he urged
the delegates to use the ballot to de
feat for election members of congress
opposed to organized labor.
SPRINGFIELD MAN VICTOR
Leads List of Applicants for Secre
tary to Charities Commission.
Springfield, 111.. July 14. A. L.
Bowen of Springfield passed first in
the list of applicants for the position
of executive secretary to the state
charities commission. Five others
passed the state civil service exam
inations and were given places on the
eligible list, as follows: James H.
Kt-lley, Urbana; Harry Hill. St.
Charles; Gilbert L. Campbell and
Clarence J. Primm, Chicago; R. J.
Holmes, Downer's Grove.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1910.
AIMS TO GIVE
PARTY A SCARE
Roosevelt Intimates He Would
Rather See Democrats Win
IF LATTER DO NOT DO RIGHT
Tells Interviewer He Has Taken No
Stand With Kither Regulars
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 14. Theo
dore Roosevelt said with emphasis yes
terday that he had taken no stand as
yet in favor of either the insurgents
or the regulars in the republican par
ty; and he desires to correct any im
pression that be is showing favoritism.
Of the situation within the party in
New York state he said that he saw
only harmony ahead.
"I want you to make it clear," he
said to interviewers, "that I am seeing
both sides. I wish you would make
that t-mphatic. My main interest is in
the state, but on national issues I want
to see both regulars and insurgents.
the Stump for Beveridge, Lodge and
party men and independents. I want
to see democrats as well as republi
cans. Mnat no the Hliiht ThlnK.
"But you do not want to see demo
crats win?'' he was asked.
"Not if the republicans do the right
thing," replied the colonel.
Timothy L. Woodruff, chairman of
the New York republican state com
mittee and a staunch organization man,
was in the house as Colonel Roosevelt
explained his attitude. So was Repre
sentative Charles N. Fowler of New
Jersey, who is a first-to-last insurgent.
During the day Colonel Roosevelt had
talked with them both, and apparently
with equal affability.
HARTJE DIVORCE ENDED
Sensational Suit Is Settled ly Agree
ment in Pittsburg Court.
Pittsburg, July 14. The end of
the Hartje divorce, the sensational
exposures in which attracted the at
tention of the world, was reached
yesterday, when, by agreement, Mrs.
Mary Kenny Scott Hartje filed a
supplemental petition for divorce in
court on the ground of desertion,
against Augustus Hartje, the mil
lionaire paper manufacturer.
Prior to this the parties had
agreed upon the settlement of $100,
000, the interest of which only is to
be Mrs. Hartje's for life; that each
should have one child and that Mrs.
Hartje withdraw her charges of in
fidelity and claims for back alimony
and payment of costs.
St. Paul, Minn., July 15. The Mis
sissippi River Improvement associa
tion yesterday adopted a number of
ic solutions covering the various
phases of river improvements and ad
journed to meet next year at Alton, 111.
Congressman Tawney, who is chair
man of the house appropriations com
mittee, did not commit himself to any
The resolutions demand a 6 foot
channel, ample harbors, modern river
craft, an educational campaign and a
system of reservoirs for the upper
Taft Points Out He
Not Active as Roose
IN POLITICAL FIELD
Has No Candidate for Gover
nor of New York, Though He
Did Speak to Loeb.
Beverly, Mass., July 14. It Is author
itatively announced, in view of var
ious stories going the rounds, that
President Tart s participation in me t
campaign this fall will be wholly of a
Others. News Item.
Whatever the president may have to
say on politics will have to do with the
work of the last congress and in pro
claiming that to his way of thinking
the republican party representatives
placed in power two years ago have
kept faith and carried out the party
The president will attempt to read
no one out of the party. Neither will
he have any candidates for any office.
Mill .Vol Interfere.
Personal friendship for William Loeb,
Jr., collector of the port of New York,
led the president to suggest to him that
he would make a good candidate for
governor of New York. But the nom
ination is not within his giving and he
has repeatedly stated that it was not
his intention to interfere in the affairs
of any state. The president will strict
ly adhere to this policy.
When the president and his family
and a party of friends leave on the
Mayflower next Monday they will head
directly for the bay of Fundy and the
waters about Eastport. This will be
the farthest north. Turning there, the
presidential yacht will thread its way
through the Lubec narrows and run
down to Bar Harbor, where a stop of
two or three days will be made. Isles
boro will be visited. No other definite
stops have been decided tipon and no
formal engagements have or will be
X M Send for TnrllT Knvoy.
Upon his return from the cruise the
president will send for H. C. Emery of
the tariff commission, who has return
ed from abroad after having made an
investigation of the cost of production.
MUCH ORATORY PLANNED
Notables of Hoth Parties Are to Make
Speeches in Indiana.
Indianapolis, July 14. Since the
announcement was made that Theo
dore Roosevelt would come to In
dianapolis this fall and speak in be
half of United States Senator Bev
eridge, who is a candidate for re
election, new interest has been given
to the campaign and both the re
publican and democratic party man
agers plan to bring many notables
of the country to speak in this state.
The republican state committee an
nounced yesterday that promises had
been obtained from Senators Chaun
cey M. Depew of New York, J. P.
Dolliver and A. B. Cummins of Iowa,
Knute Nelson of Minnesota, William
Alien Smith of Michigan and. John
L. Bristow of Kansas to stump the
The democratic managers are
equally active. Among the orators
who have accepted invitations to
speak in behalf of the candidacy of
John W. Kern for the United States
senate are Champ Clark of Missouri,
Senator Bailey of Texas, former Gov
ernor Folk of Missouri and Mayor
Gaynor of New York city.
Rock Island Boys Complimented
as Finest Division Ever
Sent from City.
ARE ON LAKE MICHIGAN
Ship's Write Describes Trip Since Di
vision Put to Sea Aboard the
U. S. S. Nashville, Lake Michigan,
July 11, 1910. The boys are compli
mented as the best division that has
been sent from Rock Island, what
there was of them. We arrived in
Chicago about 8 o'clock after a some
what tiresome wait. Then we march
eJ to a restaurant and were treated
to a meal, which consisted of some
eanvasbaek ducks, mushrooms and a
few other dainties, and after that we
drilled down to the boathouse to go
or board the U. S. S. Nashville.
Lieutenant Smith and Ensign Clough
left us to d9 some brainy work taking
After boarding boat there were
three divisions mustered together, Chi
cago, Alton and Rock Island. The
work was divided satisfactorily to the
r;en, all going nicely.
Captain Purdy came aboard soon
aitei we got here, also Lieutenant
Maxfield, Lieutenant Koelme, Ensign
Hobson and Ensign Gill of Alton, and
Lieutenant Johnson, Lieutenant Ar
nold, Lieutenant Guest, Ensign Sher
man, Ensign McCarthy of Chicago,
and Lieutenant Smith and Ensign
Cough of Rock Island.
Illwker Chief Yeoman.
Our yoenian, Blecker, was needed
as soon as he came aboard. He was
made chief yoeman and put to work
getting station billets ready. Our mas
eat, the coon, has a bunk in the brig.
We have been under sail since Satur
day night and do not expect to land
vntil Tuesday evening. The sea has
been calm so far. The hospital crew
has had its turn also. One man has a
sprained ankle, and another is very
sick. One of our men, Albert Merk,
was scorched by steam, but he is up
at mess again and eating more than
anybody else on the ship.
Last night the boys played a joke
on Gerke by painting his whiskers
green. He looked an awful sight. One
man from the fourth disiviou was
treated with a shower of red paint
and thought he was sunburnt when he
, but when it started to peel off
nv. ind that, he had a joke played on
Eighth division, Rock Island, 111.
PIRATES FROM FORT
Then Sink Two Junk Iliads of Those
Who Attempted to Kscape to
Hong Kong. July 14. The guns of
the Portuguese gunboat Patria today
dislodged the pirat eChinese from the
fort on Coloan island. Many ChinfV.
were killed during the boiubard.;ion.
Two junks loaded with Chinos who
were attempting to escape were sunk
and all the occupants drowned.
IS OUT OF THE SYNDICATE
Henry A. Savage to Place Own Plays
New York, July 14. Henry W.
Savage issued a formal statement
last night announcing his withdrawal
i from the theatrical syndicate. Tho
! "I have definitely and absolutely
I severed all connection with the tlu-
ntrical syndicate and my attractions
J will not appear in any house own.i
or controlled by that organization.
My reason for this radical step is
Lcrciuse I claim the privilege of of
I fc;-in my goods in the places that
zvor.i best suited to my interest.:
and those of the public at large."
Fight Pictures in New York.
New York, July 14. Moving pictures
of the Jeffries-Johnson fight at Heno
I'K-iy be exhibited in this city without
v olation of the law in the opinion of
lie corporation counsel, whose ruling
w-n requested by Mayor Gaynor.
Missouri Welcomes Rain.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 14. The
protracted drought which had threat
ened to riun crops in northwest Mis
souri was broken today by a fine
rain which was of inestimable
BEEF GRAND JL'S-f
Chicago, July 14. The federal
grand jury to investigate the alleged
beef trust was empanelled today.
Nominate fcr Governor.
St. Albans. Yt., July 14. Tho
diocrats today nominated Charies
L Watson for governor.
ritlCE TWO CENTS.
BACK TO THE
Senator Overman Says
Democrats Must Advo
IN FALL CAMPAIGN
Talks at North Carolina Con
vention for Purely Rev
Charlotte, X. C, July 14. Senator
Lee S. Overman, after being unani
mously chosen chairman of the state
democratic convention here today, out
lined the issues of the campaign from
a democratic standpoint.
"Down with Cannonlsm. Down with
plutocracy," exclaimed the senator.
"Down with unlawful trusts and com
bines, chief beneficiaries of tariff legis
lation, purchasers of elections, debauch
era of the ballot. Down with those
who would Mexicanlze this republic and
destroy the liberties of the people."
On Threw laraea.
Senator Overman outlined the issues
"Back to the slogan of 1876: Re
trenchment and reform. Turn the ras
cals out. Clean out the Aegean 6tables.
A new -broom sweeps clean.
"A tariff for revenue only, so ad
justed as to operate alike upon all
classes, all sections and all industries.
"The rights of the states shall not
"The people shall rule.
"Enforce the laws against the un
lawful trusts. If it is right to indict
the bulls who keep up the price of
cotton, indict the bears whose busi
ness it Is as representatives of Eng
lish manufacturers to keep the price
down as low as possible.
Make Roada Toe Mark.
"Enforce the laws regulating rail
road rates in favor of the people and
stop unjust discriminations against
towns and cities of the country. Sub
sidies are undemocratic and the people
will not stand for them."
The republican party. Senator Over
man declared, would go Into the cam-
I paicn not only badly discredited, but
i barllv divided. A revolution of creat
Import, he said, was going on in its
"The toiling millions of this country
are in open rebellion against this par
ty," tiled the senator. "This has been
shown wherever there has been an
election since Mr. Taft was elected
president. The old democratic party
was never so united as it is today."
The administration's record was at
tacked by the senator, who declared it
had been one of bad faith, broken
promises and higher tariff. The 1 iyne
Aldrlrh law he referred to as "the mo?
iniquitous ever known In the world's
history." declaring the public had been
"bunco d" by an upward revision.
WHEAT EXPORTS FALLING
United States Scnd Out 2I.OOO.OIM)
Hii-Iils Ia'sh Than Year Ago.
Washington, July 11. Kxportj ot
wheat from the United States for the
12 months ending June, 1910, show
ed a reduction of about 21,000.00')
bushels in quantity from the ex
ports of the corresponding months of
the previous year. Corn showed a
reduction of about 1,000.000 bushels
for th same period. Meat and dairy
products dfH-lind in value of exports
from $1 45,000,000 in 1909 to $110,
000,000 in 1910. Cctton. while
showing a fall of .'.OO.Ono.OOO pounds
in the quantity exported, developed
an increase of $.12,700,000 in the
value of the exports.
Britons Drink Less Liquor.
Washington, July 14. The United
Kingdom sobered up $54,000,000
worth in the year 190, according
to figures furnished this government
by Consul General John L. Grif
fiths of Iondon who reported a
marked falling off in the consump
tion of intoxicating liquors In the
British realm during 1909. In that
year the amount expended for liquors
was 5730.ooo.000. a decrease of
$."4,000,000 from 1908.
IN FREIGHTS TO
Washington, July 14. The Inter
state commerce commission today an
r.c ui.ced its intention to suspend all
tiriffs naming general and Important
rate advances pending investigation
lino the reasonableness of the pro-