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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 34.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1010. -TWELVE PAGES.
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" CITY FATAL
Dozen Kiilad When Gas
and Dynamite Are
CAUSE UNEXPLAIN ED
Street Car Hurled Upon Auto
Many Hurt and Others
k Barely Escape.
New York, Dec. 19. Thirteen per
sons are believed to be dead and 50
.were injured and much property dam-
aged by the explosion of a boiler th'3 j
morning in the New York central pow- j
;er house at Fiftieth street and Park ;
i Nine bodnes have born recovered, I
end it is though; tin? bodies of fo;sr :
.workmen are stil in the wreckage.
iThere were two explosions. Fire Chief
sCroker says that in his opinion the
'first was that of lighting gas and the
second that of a hundred-weight of :
dynamite which lay within 50 feet of
the gas tank.
The official list cf dead follows:
B. B. LIVERMORE. New York Cen- j
tral inspector of Pullman csrs. i
MARY B. POPE. !
JOHN RYAN, clerk.
EDITH OFF.VER, s'enograp'iff.
CHARLES ROBERTS, cbik in Ad
ams Express company.
X n Donblo i:vjlo!on.
There was a double explosion of gat
and dynamite, hut the cause has not
jet been ruscertiuac a. Immediately
following the explosion the power
house, a six-story brick and stone
structure, caught fire and the interior
was practically burned out. The finan
cial loss may exceed half a million
doilars. At the postoffice sub-station
at Fortieth street and Madison aven::e
the explosion slightly injured several
clerks and threw- mail all over the
Shakos CVilin:;- Dnnn.
In the New York nursery and child's
hospital the ceilings were partly shak-.f,i
en down and windows broken, but for-
tunatcly none of the 300 children there
was badly hurt.. The force of thr ex he covered only 463 kilometers f2S7
plosion shattered hundreds of windows Smiles), aeainst 4f;.1 kilometers made by
in the big hotels and apartment houses Maurice Tahuteau on Oct. 2S in a simi
in the neighborhood of the terminal, i lar competition. Farman, deceived by
causing alarm among the guests. the applause of the spectators, believ-
Hnrin car ipon Anto. i ed that he had beaten the distance rec-
The blast picked up a northbound ord al,d descended. He was greatly
trollev car lifted it in the air and 8ent : disappointed to find that he had not
u rrashint down i.non an a ntnmnhi in ; equaled the former record. Tabuteau
which was passing along the other
side of the street. Four of the pas
sengers were killed and every one in
the car injured.
IIUDilrcil Thrown Down.
In the bible teachers' training school
at Lexington avenue, directly opposite
the power house, 125 men and women,
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on their way to breakfast,
n to the floor by the blast.
were thrown to the floor by
Many of the men and women were in
jured and several were taken to a hos
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Au xuc iuuuwa iu lUf uuiiuiun
were blown an and the ceilings fell.
AX USED TO MURDER MAN
Wife Jleld as Sustect After Detroit
Man Is Slain in lied.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. ID. Francis
Kniffen was found dead in bed to
day with his head split open. His
widow, Nellie Kniffen, who was tak
en into custody by the police, gae
the neighbors the first report of the
tragedy. She said siie was occupy
ing a bedroom in another part of the
house when she was awakened by
her husband's groans and found him
dying when she reached his bedside, i
A bloody ax was found iu the wood
shed. IK POOR
Chicago, Dec. 19. No results are ex
pected today from the efforts of Medi
ator Charles P. Neill to adjust the dif
ferences between the Brotii3i"ood fi
Locomotiv toglne'crs snJ 01 western
,aflroads from whom the brotherhood
is asking increased wages. Neill held
two conferences with the railway-managers
yesterday and one with the en
gineers, but it was announced today
i.l;e effort so far had been in vain and
both managers and engineers declared
the chances of mediation resulting
a settlenit'ut appeared unfavorable,
For Rock Island and Vicinity; Gen
erally fair and coldor tonight and Tues
day, with the lowest temperature to
night about 25 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 31.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 11 miles
Relative humidity, at 7 p m. 76, at
7 a. m. 72.
An area of lev pressure that is cen
tral ever western Ontario has been at
tended during the past 24 hours by
tain or snow on the Atlantic coast and
in the lake region and the tipper Ohio
and upper Mississippi valleys. Higa
pressure and fair weather prevail to
the westward of the Mississippi, with
the greatest air pressure over Idaho.
It is coldest at Winnipeg, where at 7
a. m. the thermometer reading was 8
degrees above zero. The approach of
the Rocky mountain high will be at
tended by generally fair weather in
this vicinity tonight and Tuesday and
by lower temperature during the same
Lowest Highest Precip.
Temp. Temp, last 24
Lst Night. Yest. hrs. In.
Rock Island .
.U:ckscr.vi!'e . . .
Kan.rs City . . .
Now Orleans .. .
New York city..
Pan Frr.ncisco .
Washington . . . .
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
'Fro:-! 1:00:1 to-.!;.;.- to tiooa tomorrow.)
Sim sets 4 r?s'rs 7:17: moon rises
S:07 p. m.; planet Mercury visible low
Henry Farman, Competing for
Michelin Cup, Makes Re
TRAVELS BUT 287 MILES
l-ails by Few Kilometers to Equal
Instance Record Made Ke
ccntly hy Tahtitcau.
Etampos. France, Dec. 19. Henry
nm:ui. competing for the Michelin
tp yesterday made a remarkable
gtu of eight nours and thirteen min-
' however his
to a fierce north wind,
progress was slow and
! occupied six hours in his flight for
i the Michelin cup, which is awarded
jarnually to the aviator making the
; longest sustained flight within the
: year. A premium of $4,(i00 goes to
j tlie winner.
j Moiannt Kllea High.
i Memphis. Dec. 19. John B. Moisant,
the Pa rls-to-London flyer, went to his
L. , , L, . . . . .
highest altitude Saturday, a height of
9,3(54 feet, If his liarometer read true.
In the L'nited States Armstrong Drex-
o 1 unri Pnlnh ! nil nt nnu nli-int pctinuAH j
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jthls d,atan(.e and it l8 within 1,135
feet of the present worid-8 Ie(X,rd.
SEARCH LAND AND
WATER FOR SLAYER
Iofie Scour Country in Vain for W.
II. Morris, Wanted in lon
Aurora, 111., Dec. 19. Bloodhounds
and boatloads of men armed with grap
pling hooks figured today in the search
being made for W. 11. Morris of Piano,
nl ,n t.onuection witb murder Satur-
day of Mrs, Stella Dumas at Pontiao,
111, Armed posses are searching the
country. Dogs followed the trail to an
abandoned barn, but they lost it, Fox
river was dragged without avail.
Taft Will Pe There.
Washington, Dec. 19. President Taft
torfay accepted an invitation to attend
the national encampment of the Grand
Army in Rochester, N. Y.f next August.
CTiicago, Dec. 19. Michael Cudahy,
founder of the Cudahy firm of meat
packers, left an estate worth $11,000,-
ooo. according to the'will made public
today. Of this $9,000,000 is personal
property. ' Under the terms of the will
the widow, Catherine Cudahy, will re-'
ccive an annuity of $30,000. Several
hospitals and similar institutions are
. ... ...
given tspccjnc sums ana nis seven cnu-
tfj-cn are to receive annuities,
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The above is reproduced by The Arn!8 from tlw Christinas number of LiPdies Illustrated Weekly, New
York, in connection with the original publication of which illustration, and beneath the titles "A Homemade
Christmas Tree," Leslie's Weekly said: "One of the mowt pathetic Incidents ever chronicled In the east
side life of New York city is portrayed in this snapshot from actual life. This picture was not posed for
the photograph, but is the result of a newspaper reiorter's wanderings in the tenemeint house district on
Christmas eve." g ,
The scone thus pictured is
tlaus funds enterprise is intended to give to the- -fortunate poor
-nrfmIertT?'C?fristn7iis than"Uiey" woiiLf cithern ise fTaVe. " '"
FRAZIER IN .
Tennessee Senator Op
poses the Whitewash
ing of Lorimer.
Has Filed Report of His Own
Declaring Seven Votes
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 19.
Senator Frazier, who is at home for
the holidays, stated today that the
rannrt 4 1 1 m TnttmoT 1 n-na n nt
- ..uc iii.
unanimous. He -added that he had
iuea a statement in wmcu ne baia,.
u i i . A i i. l - T z J I
that in his judgment the evidence es
tablished the fact that four members
of the Illinois legislature who had
voted f6r Lorimer were bribed to do
so, having confessed that fact and
further that they were bribed by
three other members of the legis
lature who had voted for ' Lorimer
and that his conclusions as stated in
his report were that seven votes cast
for Lorimer were Corrupted or
Knlk Kcorra Finding.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 19. Former
Governor John "W. Folk of Missouri in
an interview here last night condemn
ed the majority of the United States
senate sub-committee for applying the
i white wash brush to Senator Lorimer.
"Exoneration of. Senator Lorimer on
the grounds specified hy the majority
of the senate subcommittee is aston
ishing," he said. "If this is ratified
by the senate it will beAme a national
Uouhta llnnnit Majority.
"The majority of the subcommittee,
according to press reports, found the
title to his seat clear, because a ma
jority of three who voted for him were
not shown to have been bribed, al
though the others were. A majority
of those who voted for the senator
may not have been bribed but they
probably were influenced by others
who were bribed and if some had not
been corrupted, there would have been
Wisconsin Soldier Dead.
Janesville, Wis., Dec. 19. Colonel
W. B. Britton, one of the last com
manders of the Slh Wkcnusfli rrci.
i mc5Li is dea4, -
Their Christmas Tree
but a sample of what haipens all over
Takes Oath as Head
U. S. Supreme Court
Chief J native lOdwnrd
Port Limon. Costa Rica, Dee. 19. A
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message from Salvador has reached, ; lass White assumed the duties of chief
here announcing the sinking of a small j justice of the lnited States at 12:0S to
islaud In the Hopango lagoon, south- 'rtav
tin .- f 9 t Vif. f Cnn ' 1 .. . J nl
Ul luc cwvnuui,
iowing au earln ql,ake shock. It is as
serted, though without confirmation,
that about 170 prisons were killed.
BAIL FOR J. F. DIETZ
La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 19. As a re
ault of the personal solicitation of Miss
Myra Dietz, daughter of John F. Dietz,
the business men of Bangor, Wis., to
day pledged themselves to furnish
$22,000 bail for her father.
the country. .The Argnis Kanta
children of this city
Associated Justice Swprn
in as Chief of Su
UNUSUAL HONORS HIS
icn in Pnci.
IIIVIIIIJVI J I 1 1 w U V J I J Jl
tion and First Nonparti-
Washington. Dec. 19. Ed'vard Doug-
... ... .
j'resinine .Justice Marian, who has
headed the tribunal since the death of
Chief .lust ice Fuller last July, announc-j
en me omeia in i ue o.i n.m ueen
made public, that Justice White had j
been appointed chief justice of the!
United States, and was piesent and
'ready to take the oath.
He extended the congratulations off
the court to the new chief justice and di-1
reeled Clerk McKenney to read the
commission. This done, the presiding
justice administered the oath, and the
new chief justice took his
head of the supreme court.
Ktmi Makra iiixtory.
For the first time in history an
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IH"-m,-c J"""16 "a c.-.au luij- --r,- -
the thief justiceship and for the first : tbe operations of express compan -
time a president and senate of one po -
litical party honored a member of a ri-
val party by placing him at the head
of the highest court iu the land.
Wll I RF Pf FAAfJT AFFK their financial operations with particu
WIUL DC rULHOHHI I VVCCIVj rcforem.c t(J )1)C ballkinK business.
Weather Bureau Says llarometer In
dicates Moderate TcniHTaturc.
Washington, Dec. 19. General baro
metric pressure distributed over the
northern hemisphere is such as to in
dicate that the coming week will be
one of moderate temperature in prac
tically all parts of the country, accord
ing to the government weather bureau.
A disturbance that covered the great
lakes yesterday will move eastward.
Another disturbance will appear in the
northwest tonight or Tuesday and
move thence eastward along the north
ern border. In the southern-and west-
ern states the week will be one of gen-
erally fair weather, ' '
TAFT TAKES RAP
Deprecates War Secretary's
Effort to Stir Up Scare
in United States. ,
SPEAKS AT PEACE MEET
leclare the American IVople Will
Never Consent to Anny IJke
Those in Kuropo.
Washington. Dec. 13. With the word
"peace" conspicuous not only in the
decorations of the room in which a
distinguished array of diplomats, in
ternational jurists and lawyers gather-
ed, but as the subject of all the speech-
es, the international conference of Hie
American Society for Judicial Settle
ment of International Disputes closed
Saturday night with a banquet address,
ed by Preeldent Taft and a number of
other distinguished speakers.
General Stewart Woodford, United
State ambassador to Spain when the i
Spanish-American war broke out, was
the toastmaster. Besides a speech by
President Tuft, others were made by j
the French ambassador, Jusserand, j
Joseph H. Choate. Major Genera! Fred- i
erick D. Grant, Richard Bartholdt. Mar- j troduced in the senate for the impeach
tin W. Littleton. Thomas Nelson Pago, ; ment of the grand councilors with the
and W. Bourke Cochran. object of forcing the throne to creat
Hirer aV Program. a constitutional ministry or dissolve
The banquet concluded a three days' ;he senate.
program of speeches, principally on
the question of establishment of a per-
manent court of arbitral Justice,
James Brown Scott, president of the
society, said last night that a confer-
ence of this character had never be-
fore been witnessed .in this or any
other country. -
The general trenV of the discussion
was toward the abolition of war. an
ideal for which Andrew Carnegie has
just donated $11,500,000 to help re
alize. In his speech President Taft allayed
the "so-called war scare which has fur
nished pabulum for the newspapers
during the last few days" by saying
'There is not the slightest reason for
such a sensation because we are at
peace with all the nations of the world
and are likely to remain so."
He summarized the sudition of the
nat-tonal defenses and "urgd that a
policy of "wise military preparations"
be pursued. He emphasized the fact
that the American people never would
consent to the maintenance of a stand
itig army sufficient to cope with that
of the greater powers.
President Taft asserted that the best
method of ultimately securing disarma
ment among nations was the establish
ment of an international court, and th
development of a code of international
In deprecating the idea of war scare,
the president said that "a little more
foreihoneht, a little more attention to
th" matter on the part of congress, and
vr shall have all of the army and all
of the munitions and material of war
that we ought to have in a republic,
situated as we are three thousand
miles on the one hand, and five thous
and miles on Hip either, from the source
of hostile invasion."
SUBJECTS TO ARBITRATE
lnteniational Court to Decide This
Suggests! in tcrinany
Berlin, Dec. 19. Regarding the
reported rejection by Great Britain
of Germany's claims for compensa
tion to Germans for losses sustained
as the result of the Boer war, the
Cologne Gazette expresses the hope
thf matter 'is subject to arbitration!
under the Anglo-German arbitration!
i treaty. The paper suggests the es-
. t ai.iihmont
i lauiisiiiiicHi ui an international
competence court to decide gener-!
ally when international questions!
' can oe properly submitted to arbi-
BR0ADEN EXPRESS PROBEied inactivity of General Navarro
interstate l omincrce t oiiiiiiismoii
Hit Into Siihipi-t TliormiQ hit.
Washington, Dec. 19. A conclusion
i practically has been reached by the
j interstate commerce commission to
. make its inquiry into the operations of
express companies thorough and
! haus! i e.
Several motit lis ago, a ii order was is-
as-:sl,fd by the commission directing that
H 11 1 11 V Ojs t 1 C 'A Oil S 1 1 f) I I 1 ft llf 1T1 U ll f 11 t 1 1
:,rs - Tbe inquiry has been in progress
ever since. Now it is purposed by the
I f ommission to extend that inquiry so
as to include not only the rates and
! methods of the companies, but also
Coalition Majority 124.
London. Dec. 19. With only three
seats to be contested today, the indica- j
lions are the government coalition ma-i
jority in the new parliament will be atla
least 12. I
NO COMMENT ON
Washington, Dec. rj. The majority : today the Pullman company had ac
and minority reports or the special iepted the conclusions of the comm!-Balllnger-Pinchot
investigating com-! sion in what are known as the Ixiftus
mittce, it has been decided, w ill bo re-
parted out of the house committee on
agriculture withcut comment.
I IDEDTV IQ
Chinese Senate Persists
in Face of Refusal
TO FORCE ISSUE
; Resolution IntfOdUCCd tO llTl'
peach Councilors and Get
Them Out of Way.
Peking, Dec. 19. The fight of th
imperial senate to abolish the grand
council and establish a cfnstitutlonal
cabinet was renewed today in the face
of the throne's rejection of the recent
memorial. Today a resolution was in-
Tbrone In Krfuaal.
Peking, Dec. 19. The throne has
i issued an edict refusing to create a
t constitutional cabinet in compliance
with a memorial recently presented,
by the national assembly, and also
declining to accept the resignations
j of the grand councilois.
The Imperial senate also adopted
a resolution praying ror tne im
mediate creation of h cabinet, and
it was believed the throne had de
cided to accept this demand.
f'bildrn by Thonaanda.
Winter Is Intensifying the famine
in the Vang Tse Kiang districts. The
authorities are endeavoring to sup-
j Press the sale of children, which has
been so extensive as to be estimated
at over a million.
The majority of these ar girls.
The roadways are dotted with Mark
ing and dead. The relief committee
Is now making ai peals abroad for
HEARS OF VICTORY
Mexican. Government Sends
Out Cheerful Reports from
Seat of War.
REBELS AGAIN "DEFEATED"'
l&cing "Stctidily Pursued" by Na
varro, Who lla Merely Drawn
Washington. Dec. 19. News of
another engagement between federal
troops and revolutionists In. Mexico
was given in a telegram from En
rique Creel, Mexican minister of for
eign relations, received last night by
lienor de la Bara. the .Mexican nm-
bassador In Washington.
General Navarro's troopp." read
the telegram, "have defeated thu
revolutionists of the district of Guer
rero at a point called Padernales.
What remain of the rebels are being
steadily pursued. All the reft of the
republic is in peace."
Innnnl 'Irlla of fla lit Inar.
Laredo. Tex.. Dec. 19. Miguel E.
J n(ebo!d, consul fr Mexico at La-
. roHo vesterdav told or tne progress
of tn? fighting in Mexico.
-ri,o Dm-omirrnt in eneiceticallr
pushing its campaign against th en
pmy and Is fully able to. cope with
the situation." he said. "The alleg-
(was due to the fact that he aiti not
l wis 11 to pursue in- s- mi' i
iciados into the mountains. He there
fore followed a strategic plan which
would draw the enemy out."
Lehmann Sworn In.
Washington, Dec 19. Kred W.
Lehmann of Si. Louis, recently ap
pointed solicitor ( general. hh sworn
in today. Later he paid his first
visit in an official capacity to th
! supreme court
Washington. Dec. 19. -The tentative
pproval of the interstate commerce
commission was given to a fixed charge
for upper berths? In Pullman curs at
80 per cent, of the charge now paid for
lower berths, effective throughout t!:e
United States on or before Jan." 20
next. Commissioner Lane announced
cases, and thatHhe rates for long dis
tances u lower berths and on all up
rcr. berths should be reduced. ,