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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 248.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO TURN ON
Hope of Clearing Away
London Mystery Rests
in Accused's Affinity.
Pleading With Girl to Tell All
She Knows Companion
London, Aug. 2. Scotland Tard
gave a denial today to the report that
Inspector Dew had been notified thai
the body found at the Crippen home
had been definitely Identified as that
of the wife of Crippen.
Quebec, Aug. 2. Upon Ethel Clara
Leneve, who gave up home and friends
for love of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen,
and now finds herself sharing with him
a murder charge, the police rest their
hopes for Information regarding the
disappearance of the doctor's wife.
Crippen, taciturn, and seeming to a
considerable extent to have recovered
his composure, has volunteered noth
ing, and practically nothing is expected
from him. It is expected that the pair
will be returned to England for trial
at the expiration of the 15 days' grace
provided by the extradition laws of
Canada, In the meantime detectives
will use every means possible to se
cure from either the much-needed de
tails of the supposed crime.
Girl is Kindly Treated.'
Although Crippen was the center of
attention when arraigned, perhaps the
most interesting development of the
day was the extremely liberal treat
ment of Miss Leneve by the police.
Like Crippen. she is accused of mur
der, but she is seen enjoying the free
dom of the house of Chief of Police
When she was takenfrom jail yes
terday it was announced that because
of her weak condition sha had been
transferred to a hospital, but this prov
ed to be incorrect. She went back to
jail last night, under the care of a phy
sician, but visitors to the chief's house
say they had a glimpse of her walking
about in the yard for a breath of air,
under careful but unobtrusive surveil
lance. Many persons believe the police are
so markedly lenient with Miss Leneve
not only because they pity her plight,
but also because they believe she is
Crippen's dupe and she may turn
against him on the witness stand.
This is the course her relatives in Lon
don are urging her to take, as several
cablegrams received today indicate.
These urged her to tell all.
Crippen a Model I'rlMOner.
Crippen occupies a cell in the pro
vincial jail, on the heights east of the
city, overlooking the St. Lawrence
river. He is not in chains and for sev
eral hours he was permitted to exer
cise in the corridor. The only prisons
ers in the corridor are two French
Canadians, serving short sentences for
a street brawl. His jailer said the doc
tor did not converse with his compan
ions. Thus far Crippen has been a model
prisoner, making no requests and giv
ing the keepers no worry. There are
several ways in which he might make
himself troublesome to the authorities.
He might ask to have the American
consul notified or seek an attorney to
insure that he gets fair treatment.
The United States consul here is
Gebhard Will-Rich, a former resident
of Milwaukee, and St. Paul, Minn. Mr.
Will-Rich said today that while he
stood ready to give Crippen all con
sistent assistance, he had had no appli
cation to do so and expected none. In
fact, he added, he saw no way in which
he could better the situation of the
prisoner in any way.
Elder Crippen Pitiable Figure.
Los Angels, Cal., Aug. 21. Bowed
down hy years and broken by the or
deal of his son's flight and arrest, M.
A. Crippen, father of Dr. Hawley H.
Crippen, presents today the most pa
thetic figure of the case that has en
grossed the interest of two continents.
"I have net the money to go to Haw
ley, but if I had, I won4d gladly go and
be of whatever consolation I might jto
him," said the suspect's father.
"I have not received any word from
him, and do not expect to. It is hard
to have to be alone and suffer, but I
don't think it will last long. I am not
long for this world now, and since this
trial has come to me I have not had a
single day of good health.
"They can't prove anything on Haw
ley. They can't even prove that Belle
Elmore Is dead. Why should I believe
him guilty? I know he would not do
such a thing. It passes belief. I may
never know the truth, as I don't feel I
can stand this worry much longer. I
feel as if I would like to go away alone
and die. I did my best to educate
Hawley and his son. I did the best I
could, and now in my old age I am
Partly cloudy, with probably thunder
storms tonight or Wednesday. Con
Temperature at 7 a. m., 71, Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 90;
minimum in 12 hours, 71. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 6 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 72, at 7 a. m. 89.
St. Paul 6 .0
Red Wing .6 .0
Reed's Landing .7 .0
La Crosse 3 .0
Prairie du Chien 2 .0
Dubuque 4 .0
Clinton 5 .0
Le Claire 1 .0
Davenport 4 .1
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
sissippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:10. rises 4:54: moon rises
2:33 a. m.; moon farthest north; 6:10
p. m., moon in conjunction with Ve
nus, passing from west to east of the
planet 4 degrees north thereof; 9:50
a. m.. moon in conjunction with Nep
tune, passing from west to east of the
alone and overwhelmed by this dis
grace." Belle Elmore' Sinter to Tent If y.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 2. Mrs. Robert
Mills of this city, a half-sister of Belle
Elmore, the wife whom Hawley H.
Crippen stands charged with murder
ing, has been asked by the Scotland
Yard officials to go to England for the
trial of Dr. Crippen.
She has not been informed what they
want of her, but is preparing to leave
soon. She says she will probably go
to England by way of Quebec, stopping
enroute to see Dr. Crippen and Miss
Leneve. Mrs. Mills seemed happy over
the arrest of the couple.
A. II. Moffitt, an Oakland Promoter,
Proposes a New Organi
zation. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 2. The
organization of an association that
will exercise the same influence and
control over glove contests that
leagues' do" over baseball is a scheme
of A. B. Moffitt of Oakland, a fight
promoter. Moffitt says he is work
ing on a plan of organization and by
laws which he will be ready to sub
mit to promoters if a meeting is ar
ranged. "I believe," he asserted,
"that by organization we can clear
away all troubles of the fight game
and put it on the same solid basis as
baseball, track athletics or any other
IN AN AUTO WRECK
Wife of E. C. Johnson, Rank Cashier,
May Die of Her Injuries
Hit by Train.
Galesburg, 111., Aug. 1. Cashier E. C.
Jclmson of the Bank of Galesburg, his
wiff: and son were seriously hurt today
when their automobile was struck by a
Burlington passenger train. Mrs.
Johnson was probably fatally injured.
GUNNER KILLS HIS
Lies in Ambush Outside Garrison and
Slays Commander of Cana
"Victoria, B. C, Aug. 2. Captain
Peter Elliston, commanding the
Royal Canadian army in the Esqul
max garrison, was shot and killed by
Gunner Thomas Allen of his com
pany. Allen, who had recently been
punished for a military offense, wait
ed outside ,the company office, and
when Captain Elliston came out Al
len shot him through the neck. After
the shooting Gunner Allen went to
the woods, where he was captured by
a squad of soldiers sent in pursuit.
New York, Aug. 2. Cartaino Sciar
rlno, an Italian sculptor, has brought
suit for J4.000 in the courts here
attiust Jack Johnson, the pugilist.
Sciarrino claims this amount for mak
irf," a bust in bronze of the champion.
Johnson was so eager for a cast of
himself, the sculptor says, that he
spent several hours each day for sev
eral weeks posing.
i Iowa Corn Crop.
Des Moines, Aug. 2. The Iowa corn
crop bulletin, issued today, declared
three-fourth of the state's corn crop is
holding its own against drouth dam
age, but the remaining one-fourth must
Lave rain soon.
Strength of Progressives
to be Shown at Polls
in Kansas Today.
Discredit Claims of Opposition
That It Will Elect Three of
Chicago, Aug. 2. Three states Kan
sas, Missouri and Oklahoma are to
day holding state-wide primaries for
the nomination of candidates for con
gressmen and state officers. In both
Kansas and Oklahoma the preliminary
campaign was exceptionally hard
fought and a heavy vote is expected.
In the first named the state issue has
been almost entirely of a national na
ture and will probably furnish the first
real test of the insurgent strength in
The insurgent republicans are con
fident they will elect three of their
congressional candidates and have
hopes of two more. The regulars, how
ever, do not concede any of their can
didates will be defeated, though they
admit two may be in danger. In Okla
homa the greatest interest centers
about the gubernatorial race, the vot
ing on the proposed "grandfather
clause" constitutional amendment, and
the republican congressional contests
in the First, Second and Third dis
tricts. Quiet In Missouri.
Missouri has had rather a quiet cam
paign and the Interest centers largely
in the congressional and local con
tests. A light vote is expected.
SAY SLAUGHTER OF
Officers at Palestine, Texas, Declare
Many Innocent Colored Men
Dallas, Texas, Aug. 2. Several
white men have been arrested as a
result of the race trouble near Pales
tine, among the number being James
Spurges, Isom Garnett, Walter Fer
guson and John Bishop. Warrants
have been sworn out for several oth
ers who will, it Is believed, be taken
into custody during the day. The
officials at Palestine are a unit in de-:
claring the action of the whites whol
ly unjustified, and say that many In
nocent negroes were killed and
forced to flee because of the misdeeds
of a few being visited upon all alike.
Some of the dead negroes were mere
youths.. The whites, it is claimed,
were never In danger. .
Condition of Cotton.
Washington, Aug. 2. The average
condition of the cotton crop July 25,
was 75 per cent, according to a bulletin
of the government agriculture' depart
ment issued today. The condition the
gQm date a year aizn vu 71 nog rimt
IOWA NEAR CLASH
Progressives Claim Enough
Votes to Defeat Adminis
CONVENTION IS TOMORROW
Stand pat Leaders Meet Today in Des
Moines and Frame a Prelim
Des Moines, Aug. 2. A meeting
was held here today by a number of
standpat leaders for the purpose, it
was said, of - preparing a plank for
tomorrow's republican convention an
dorsing President Taft in no uncer
tain terms as well as legislation
passed during the last session of con
gress. Frank D. Jackson, president
of the Iowa Taft club, was chairman,
atd C. M. Junkln, Fairfield, secre
tary. Others present were former
Congressmen Lacey and Hepburn and
George D. Perkins, who was defeated
by Cummins for the republican gu
bernatorial nomination four years
ago. The purpose of introducing the
T. R. STARTING FOR THE
Colonel Roosevelt may not take part in the Ohio campaign. Xews item.
plank is said to be to draw the line
sharply between the progressives and
stalwarts. The progressives will have
enough delegates to defeat such a
plank in the convention.
Can Locate Friends.
The resolution committee is likely
to stand six progressives and five
stalwarts. The Taft plank, unless
the program changes before tomor
row, will therefore probably come
before the convention embodied in a
"When the vote is counted on this
plank the White house will be able
to locate Its friends, if nothing else
is accomplished," declared a conserv
ative delegate. The standpat leaders
do ..not hesitate to state that any at
tempt at rough-riding by the pro
gressives will mean democratic suc
cess in every close district in the
state next fall.
Cummins Temporary Chairman.
Cummins will be temporary chair
man and, it is stated, his speech will
contain no reference either to Taft or
Governor Carroll. It is intimated
Dolliver may be permanent chairman.
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 2. No state
ment was forthcoming from official
quarters here today regarding the
meeting between Senator Crane and
Secretary Ballinger at Minneapolis
yesterday. Thore was no disposition,
however, to treat the meeting as "ac
cidental." The statement was reiter
ated that the president would not
"lift his little finger," if by doing so
he could secure the retirement of
Ballinger from the cabinet. It is
known Crane was sent on an impor
tant mission for the p resident to Se
attle, but the meeting with Ballinger
at Minneapolis suggests a modifica
tion of the original plans, and justi
fies the announcement that Crane
"might not go all the way to the
ALI MOHAMMED IS KILLED
Campaign of Assassination Continues
Teheran, Aug .2. A campaign of
assassination carried on between re
actionists and adherents of the new
order in Persia claimed two more
victims last night. Ali Mohammed,
one of the prominent nationalist
leaders, and one of his associates
were shot dead, apparently in re
prisal for recent murder of the re-
Spanish Press Denies
Concordat Violation in
RECALL IS JUSTIFIED
Says Relieving of Vatican Am
bassador Is in Keeping with
Madrid, Aug. 2. The liberal press
officially denies the insinuation of tne
Vatican that it only demanded the with
drawal of the bill prohibiting further
religious orders until the concordat had
been revised, and also points out that
the bill in question did not violate the
concordat, which recognizes only three
El Liberal says: "Ths pope is now
sowing what will be reaped in follow
ing the advice of two Spanish cardin
als." Prelto Recite History.
San Sebastian, Spain, Aug. 2. Prelto,
the minister of foreign affairs, in an
interview today, in which he recited
the history of the negotiations between
Spain and the Vatican, denied the holy
Bee had adopted a conciliatory atti
tude. He added: "The government asked
only two things. First, the suppres
sion of couvents and monasteries which
entered Spain illegally: and, second,
that the pope should authorize the bish
ops to suppress or transform establish
ments unnecessary to the aid of the
priests in their ministrations.
Year for Transformation.
"The government offered a year for
the transformation which was desired
by the secular clergy, whose existence
is gravely compromised by tie monks."
Preito declared the papal secretary
of state adopted dilatory tactics from
the first, alleging the speech from the
throne contained points against the
"We protested our good faith and de-.
sire to reach an agreement," said the
minister. "When we enforced the de
cree of 1902, against which neither the
curia nor the episcopate protested.
Cardinal Merry del Val demanded that
the decree remain a dead letter, al
though the Vatican since that date has
granted numerous authorizations with
out the sanction of the Spanish gov
Finally the demand' of the Vatican
for the withdrawal of the bill per
mitting non-Catholic organizations to
display their insignia of public wor
ship was deemed inadmlssable.
"The recall of our ambassador at
the Vatican was in full accordance
with diplomatic usage when a power
with which another power is in rela
tion refuses to admit the justified
pretentions of the latter or adopts an
Passed on Third Reading.
London, Aug. 2. The accession dec
laration bill, striking out phrases of
fensive to the Roman Catholics, as
pessed by the commons, today passed
the lafda upon, third reading. .. .
WOMAN IS NAMED
Miss Vella V. Martin Appointed
to New Position by Chari
TO HAVE DIFFICULT ROLE
Must Devise Own Methods of Over
seeing Conduct of All Illinois
Chicago, Aug. 2. Miss Vella V. Mar
tin, 5624 Ellis avenue, a graduate stu
dent at the University of Chicago and
Hull House settlement worker, was
yesterday appointed by the state char
ities commission to fill the position of
inspector of all Illinois charitable in
stitutions. The office is a newly crea
ted one and was won by Miss Martin
in competition examination.
Miss Martin's executive ability will
be put to a difficult test, as her field of
work will cover the entire state and
she will be compelled to Inaugurate a
system of inspection of her own, since
she will have no predecessor by whose
experience she might profit.
Miss Martin, who is the daughter of
W. J. Martin of Galesburg, has a wide
experience in . social settlement work,
having spent a summer at Hull House,
where, together with Mrs. Brltton, she
had charge of the playground work.
She Btood second In the recent civil
service examinations for the position
and has been asked to accept the office
on account of herpractical knowledge of
Has Won Many Honors.
Miss Martin is at present attending
the University of Chicago, where she
will receive a degree of master of phi
losophy in August. She attended the
public schools at Brlmfleld, 111., from
1891 to 1899, when she moved to Gales
burg with her parents. After her grad
uation from the Galesburg high school
in 1903, as valedictorian of a class of
103 members, she taught school for a
year at Watega, 111.
In 1907 she graduated from Lombard
college with highest honors, and re
ceived from that institution a bach
elor's degree. During the next two
years she taught school In Colorado,
then was offered a scholarship at the
University of Chicago. Later she spent
a summer at Hull House, and attended
lectures at the School of Philanthropy
aod. fnnbia -college in New York.
She is at present engaged in social
studies near the University settlement.
Newspaper Man Gets Position.
At the meeting of the state charities
commission yesterday in the First Na
tional bank building, A. L. Bowen of
Springfield, 111., a former newspaper
man of state wide reputation, was ap
pointed to the office of executive sec
retary to succeed William C. Graves,
resigned. Mr. Bowen is a graduate of
the Illinois Wesleyan university at
Bloomington. He was formerly city
editor of the Bloomington Leader, and
for 11 years has been associate or man
aging editor of the Springfield News.
In the capacity of newspaper man he
has handled the reports of the state
charitable institutions for many years.
Alma Kellner's Alleged Slayer De
parts from San Francisco in
Charge of Officer.
San Francisco, Aug. 2. In charge
of Captain Carney, through whose
efforts he was caught. Joseph Wend
ling, accused of the murder of Alma
Kellner at Louisville, Ky., left today
for that city.
SHERIFF SHOT DOWN
BY UNKNOWN NEGRO
Edward Dull, Munroe, Mich., Officer,
at Point of Death Assail
Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 2. Sheriff Ed
ward Dull of Monroe, Mich., who was
shot by an unidentified negro near
Erie, Mich., last night, is lying at the
point of death here in a hospital. Dull
undertook to arrest the negro for rob
bery, when the colored man fired three
shots into the body of the officer and
IS MURDERED ON
EVE OF WEDDING
Pittsburg, Pa.. Aug. 2. Dr. George
Murray Stuart, a physician of the
fashionable east end district, whovas
found dead in bed with a bullet hole
in his head last night at the side of
Edna Wallace, a member of Pitts
burg's underworld, who, it Is believ
ed, shot the physician and killed
herself, was to have been married
Aug. 10 to Miss Alice Pauline Simp
son of Laws, Va. In Stuart's bach
elor apartments the police today
found his wedding garments care
fully packed. He was to have left
for the home of his intended bride
National Miners' Leader
is Declared to be Afraid
of the Illinois Vote.
Walker, State Head, Claims
Result of Poll Will Show
Repudiation of Chief.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 2. In t
ringing reply to the charges of Na
tional President T. L. Lewis that the
defeat of the proposed strike com
promise In Illinois is due to the ef
forts put forth by John H. Walker,
president of the Illinois miners. Wal
ker denounces Lewis as a demogogue.
a czar, and accuses him of alliance
with the operators.
He sums up the situation by de
claring that the real reason Presi
dent Lewis has refused to count the
vote cast by the Illinois miners at his
behest is because be wishes to avoid
seeing how strongly the miners oi
this state have repudiated him and
his interference in the affairs of this
Lewis in a statement published
yesterday morning declared that the
vote of the miners in the Illinois dis
trict would not be counted and gave
as his reason 'charges of irregulari
ties and claimed that Walker bad
used his influence against it. He
charged Walker with wishing to
boost himself only.
"I have no comment to make on
President Lewis' attack on me," said
Mr. Walker, "other than to say that
that is President Lewis' policy with
every man who does not bend the
knee in humble submission to him
and worship him as a czar.
"If, on the other hand, those offi
cers honestly believe that the men
are Justified in making, certain de
mands, and the time is opportune to
fight for them the operators refuse
to concede them and a strike ensues
then he insinuates deraagoguery,
hyprorisy and selfish desire to serve
personal interests and does all he
can to defeat them in their struggle
and discredit those officers.
Allied With Operator".
"In the light of recent events, I
have the right to believe he allies
himself with the operators to do it.
He has proved his absolute incom
petency, and worse, the short time
he has been in office. He went into
office with a solid and united organ
ization, and nearly $1,000,000 in the.
treasury. He spent most of the
money on strikes thousands of miles
away, to break up existing miners'
unions, where it practically did not
affect our wages or conditions,
whether they were organized or not.
and where the men had not paid any
thing into our treasury, and for or
ganizers who have been working
mostly among organized men and in
a very large ' number of instances
their Jobs, and on whose sufferance
and praise the man 'who gave them
their Jobs, an don whose sufferance
they held them, and to discredit the
district officers, and practically no
assistance can now be gotten for the
men who built up the organization
and paid money into the treasury
and who are In a death struggle for
conditions which he himself acknowl
edges they are entitled to.
"In less than three years he has
brought about this condition, where
by there Is dissension, strife and di
vision, lack of confidence, suspicions
and distrust, bankruptcy and Indebt
edness. Allied With Coal Operator.
"The miners of Illinois are right
in their contention and they are de
termined to continue this contest un
til they win and the yawpings of a
cheap, disgruntled and disgraced
demagogue (would-be czar) who has
openly betrayed them and allied him
self with the coal operators to defeat
them and made things harder for
them, will not deter them from fight
ing this battle through. The men
have made a most magnificent fight
and will continue to do so to the end.
"In my opinion his real reason for
not counting the vote Is to avoid hav
ing the rank and file of our organiza
tion know how badly the Illinois
miners repudiate dblm and his inter
ference In their affairs in the manner
and way he did."
Japanese Poacher Seized.
Washlnston, Aug. 2. Seizure of an
other Japanese schooner poaching In
Bering sea, reported to the treasury
department today by Captain Foley, of
toe revenue cutter Tahoma, guarding
sealing fields in that section.
Revenue Cutter Wrecked.
Washington, Aug. 2. The revenue
cutter Perry, one of the smallest but
oldest of the fleet of that Bervlce, ran
ashore July 26 at Tonki Point, on the
east side of St. Paul island, one of the
Priblloff group In Bering sea, and is a