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SIXTIETH YEAR. XO. 193.
TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Exploding Tires Cause of
Accidents at Indi
CROWDS VIEW CONTEST
Mishaps Put Many Cars Out of
Commission Burman Is
Crowned "Speed King."
Facts and Figures About
Distance of Race 500 miles.
Number of Entrants Forty-seven.
Entry Fee $500 per car.
Time of Starting Race 10 a. in.
Probable Finish Between 5 ar.d
5:30 p. m.
Conditions of Race Free for a'l
non-stock cars up to 600 cubc
inches piston displacement.
Prize List Purse of $25,000 hung
up by speedway management; te i
prizes in all, of which $10,000 goes
to winner; bonuses offered by marv
ufacturers of carbureters, tires,
magnetos, oils, etc., make it possi
ble for the winner to pull dovn
$19,000, provided hie car is equip
ped In a certain manner as to tires,
Estimated Value of Racing Cars
Size of track Two and one hat?
Fastest Lap Reported in Practice
1:38 by a National.
Surface of Track Vififed brick.
Value of Racing Plant 5750,000.
Indianapolis. Ind., May ?.. Sharply
at 10 o'clock ihe cars H'H away for the
In the first lap. :he cars si rune: out
ail around the course. Aitkin in a
national hebl the lead DePalina in a
oivi , ;,.,... , !
At the end of 20 miles Wishart blew
a front tire and went to the pit. !1
wai off again in a minute.
KIH ST FATALITY Ol 1 1 .
Tup MrFt accident of the-race occur
red on the back stretch when a Si:n-
Tlex car driven by Arthur Greiner of i
nicspo, oiew a lire, mo c:ir iraup;;
tho track, and killing S. P. Dickson,
the mechanician and perhaps fatally
two draw orr.
Bragg In a Fiatt withdrew at tne
end of th 7Sth mi'e. Chevrolet In
a Buick withdrew in the 90th mile
-vitb broken machinery. Urur.
Brown in a Fiatt led at the end of
tb first 1 'Kt miles; time 1:22: l.
M-:'.fird In a I.ozler was second and
Te'laff iu a Lozier third.
f.UANT Utiles OIT I!EtllI.
Harry Grant, twico winner
Vanderbllt, withdrew at th?
13S miles, having burned out a bearing.
At the end f 151 miles. Bruce Brown
was -stl'l loading.
At the 20J-n:iIe mark Marrrun in a
frmnn lw.il lol-rtTi fVrt I.inl Ilia tlnid I
. ' ' n,
mt an 2 hour, 43 minutes and 21 sec-1
C Rs com! together.
Dave lnis. mechanician, la the Ix-'
zler driven by TeiJirr. was Injured
when a tire bljw in the 170th mile and
the Lozier ran lr.to a Pope-Hartford
rar. HJlh care were disabled and were
withdrawn. I-ewls was the only or.o
Injured la the accident. He had his
STEERING GElli RIIEAKS.
Hearne's Fiat was ditched when the
steering gear broke in the 23oih mile.
No one was injured. It was announced
th car will be repaired and bout back
Into the race. .
In a li.Lxap cf Lyile's A;-peron,
Knights Vt'ofcioott and Ja.:eio!ert;er'rt
frj In ri.;i t'f lht ?titii! s:;il.d. Jiihn
Olov..- i:h. mechanic fan. suffere.1 !
injury to tiic pi::c. The othern eacaiv
cd with tlitot br.iis.-s.
UAaUiltX l.lllllli AT II 11. i .
At the rod of the "&ih mii Kay liar
roun In a Alarmtw waa leaillng. No
Una u ien, rc'alrna In a Sinv
I if-x la cetovuX and ilalph Mulford in a
ji Mrs vuan .ic
Tho lAfrllila ctlnd proved too much ;
for Bob Brat.. mechanician for Tower
" m.nj, mm .
car and as hurled heavily to the i
ground. He waa not elously hurt, j
but apparently w a suffering flora de-
mtia. ' Ma?nuson.
Ieven cars had beea itl.dran te-. '
au.e of accidts and breakdown ' OKLAHOMA CITY WINS. SUIT
when th 2Mth miie poet u rcfochetl. ,
I his l"( a fleM of fJ cars to fiaish lb ! witl IUain Capital of Oklahoma Vn
last hj.lf vt the race, The entries lib. ; der 1. H. Ktiprt-tne mrt Haling.
mv.;i ,ip lo this thai crc.
l.cu.-s Dis.irow, Pope-Hartfoid.
lisrry Knittfct, Wacoit.
Jo- Jftgersteri;e, Cdio.
Arthur Che-vreiet, RHUrl
!'h. -tiles H.tjio, itjie'e.
Harry Oraii, Alto, .
Fred Klliif, jatwa
BIG AUTO RACE
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Unsettled weather with probably
Bhowers tonight or Wednesday, not
much change in temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 59. Highest
yesterday 69, lowest last night 56.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 4 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 72.
at 7 a. m. 78.
Stage of water 4.2, a rise of .2
in last 24 hours.
J. J!. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Snn sets 7:19. rises 4:27: moon seta
10:36 p. m.: moon farthest north and
highest; 0:45 p. m.. moon In conjunc
tion with Neptune, passing from west
to east of the planet.
I Horn Lytle. Apperson.
! Caleb Brag. Fiat.
I Arthur Greiner, Amplex.
j H.-...HIO PKOPI-K AT TRACK.
I Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Iud.
j May Eighty-five thousand people
massed about the two and one ;iail
'miie oval on the grounds of the Indian
apolis motor spfpdway today ran the
'amiit of emotions in response to th"
: thrilling feats of 40 speed-mad automo
bile pilots, racing r00 miles for fame
i and gold.
! I'KIIII ni.n TIME 3-3 IIOIRS.
The estimated time duration of the
race is 0 2-3 hours, and the total prizes
; amount to $40,000 of which the win
'; nor gets $10,000.
Trains last night brought thousands
into be, already over-crowded city j
I Hotels were inadequate and many mo-
tor enthusiasts ?pent the night in tlie !
A cool brcezever night had driven !
off the intense heat in which the city;
, lias sweltered for two weeks. The sky
'was hazy, but there is no indication;
that the day would be marred by rain
mown ARR kvki.v. I
The free sc ats in the pre at bleacher
were filled at s o'clock and the grand I
'stand crowd began to arrive on trains. j
The parl.ins spaces
were lined with I
touring cars. Carl G. Fisher, the mil !
"onaire sportsman, president of thai
nppenway ussocmuon superuuem.eu .
line prismi.e oi me imiiLia aiiu lue i,-,
j Oimi policemen, ersacd to guard pn-j
Itators in case of a panic in the stands'
jftr one reason or another and to keep I
t.ennle riff the dead'v oath of the r3'.-'
lnR ,.ar3 j
READY FOIt START. j
At P:30 n'ciock all cars were ready!
for the start. It was announced that
th,,v wouU be stmt away promptly at
i shortly before the rac- started the
cor test t)"nrd of the American Automo- i
bile as-.-f iciatiun, upon recommendation I
i if 'be manufacturers' contest commit- !
t. ruled tire chances would be re-;
siiicttd to replenishments at the pits.
HlliMAN ( rum:d. i
A tumult of applause r.iose from the '
. in Li. i-iiiM u ,
,U :,Z drcve Ul' !H fole lhc p.!"aml 1stand i
iu !e crowueu sjn-eu Bins. . ii avy ;
gull bejeweled crown was presented
by a manufacturer of tires and placed
r ... i j 1. ...t.:..u
. . Bt"1 HlI,l":so heavily that his machine was badly
was uiuwiieu iu uie nu.se or muubduus .
of spectators, had been made.
STARTERS I'AIlAOK. I
Encircled by photographers and op-i
erators f moving picture machines,.
Then he drove off the '
track. A parade of all the startcr3 i
th n ensued.
MAIL CARRIERS WANT RAISE;
CVmrention at Nprinjctield, IIL.
vor More Pay.
Springfield. 111.. May 20. Mem
bers of the Illinois Letter Carriers'
association at their annual conven
tion today will adopt resolutions fa
voring an Increase in salary, 30 day
vacations instead r.f ir, and pen-:
sions after a sper-ific time in ser- !
vice. Three hundred delegates from
v arious parts of
the state are at
ORION PUPILS GRADUATE!
Commenreaient Kxerrises to Be Held
Orion, 111. May 20. The gradu
u,.nB PerCiC.-. oi iae ynnn mgn
srhool will take rlace at the opera
ander Smith of Rock Island will rive
th. addre. The rUu consists cf !
c i it i liic-iii a axm iuwua; tic"
C'hir.bers, Anna Johnson. Myron
Chas. Chester Anderson. Ruth John-1
son, Kva Parnell. Eunlca and Edna f
. . . . . . . a , a p4.
of Ok'ahoma will reamln at Ok-Krs
lahoma City, t far aa the anprama
court of fba United states la con
cerned. That tribunal yesterday de-'.
clned lo hold that the Oklahomaifc
litcte enacted lt IecmEei' to
move lhc rapitai from Guthrie, was
HEARS ROME IN
A LONG FLIGHT
Garros, Frenchman, Under
Leads Aeroplane Race.
LEAVES NICE IN MORNING
Disasters Upset Plans of All Contest
ants That Started Sunday for
S 100,000 Prize.
Genoa, May 30. Garros, the French
aviator, took the lead this morning in
the flight from Nice to Rome, the sec
ond siage of the Paris-Rome-Turin avia
tion race for prizes aggregating $100,
000. Garros is entered In the present
event under American management and
in an American designed machine.
Garros expects to reach Rome this af
ternoon. all fimj troi ble.
Nice. May 30. Disaster yesterday
upset the plans of practically all the
aviators in the Paris to Turin race, who
left the French capital Sunday. Ro -
land Garros and Andre Beaumont, who
IF WE ARE
The "fly-cop" will
were leading out of Paris, reached '
.vignon Sunday night, having covered !
,je 4()1 miieg jn sareiy, nut Dotn met j
trouble soon after leaving Avignon for j
i uaiMi, in laiiuint iii'm cuao iu
make minor repairs, struck the ground i
. . ...
rt.i'aired Iter he, nrocured ajiother
and resumed his flight.
TRAIN, ON FIRST
Derailment on New
Sound Line Imperils Large
Number of Persons.
CARS PILE UP ON ENGINE
IVath List in Collision of Burlington
Pa Monger Trains Will
Peattle, Wash., May 30
cago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Rail- j
way company's new steel passenger
train. th Columbian, which left Seattle
ia n.gai. icpwum "-'""
one pawnger was Injared.
whole train PILES I P, i
It Is reported the whole train piled
r 1 i - - , - - -
I A mimii am mm
I W lICA I I CD lJ I AK T
1 1 11 W B I I I M 1
PHILIPPINE ISLES IS
BY TAV, '
(Spoilt Corrivnifit of The Arms.)
WashlBeton. Mar 28. "There should
be a searching investigation by eon-1
into tne conauci oi nun in mtA
government of the Philippine islands."
declared Congresaraan Blaydes of Te.
today, in dlseussfcg the petition he j
Jjrvsented to the house which !
re-jtho' ltd "-Ot c5y h rUipir.es but
masy prcr.incct AiSrieti believe
'that Dean C Woreaatar. a member
Mexican Village is Being
Wiped Out by Rio
PEOPLE WORK IN VAIN
Stream Out of Its Banks as Re
, suit cf Melting of Snow in
j Albuquerque. N. M.. May 30. Their
! village threatened with destruction, the
people of San Antcnio, 90 miles ..south
j of here, are working desperately to
1 stay the waters of the Rio Grande,
j w hich gradually are eating a channel
TO HAVE LAWS FOR
cease to be a fijrur e of speech and
up on the engine, which was derailed.
through the center of the town.
in t ok its ranks.
The river whicn ,8 swoiien by melt-
ing snow from the mountains, yester-
nav surirten v mirsi lis nanks c p-
v,0 mocoa iaf nio-ht ore tn tho
'""- ""-" e"
effect that there is small hope of sav
ing the town.
NO LIVES LOST.
No lives have been lost. San An
tonio la a Mexican settlement of 300
jThe train was making its first trip.
The railroad was opened for passenger
service only yesterday and the passen-
ger 1,st w a8 large"
a. CU.- up mi -w .
Lincoln, Neb.. May 30. Eighteen
persons are dead and two more will
die as the result of the Burlington
wreck near Indianola yesterdaj'. ac
cording to a dispatch received by the
Grace Dean of llinden. Neb., Hiram
Feekin of McCook. Neb., and an un
identified Italian died today of their
Mrs Hiram Feekin and H. H. Cul
bertson of Brimfleld, 111., whose wife
was killed, will probably die of their
LO asicele limited wrecked.
, Marshalltown. Iowa, May 30.-The
era road went into the ditch at Chelsea
this morning. Several persona were
injured. The wreck was clue to a bro
.of the Philippine commission, should be t
removed from offiee. j
Commiasloner Worcester has been ;
on" the Philippine payroll since 1899. i
a rammiMioner onwi .i,iui n-
nual!y, lie la also secretary of the
interior for the Island government. Per
this service he draws an additional!
$10,600 annually. Before his advent
Jf.to the ranks cf Americans who hav j
substantial employment with the Fhl.il-
itmine ?ernmBt he was lrno 1
'i. I X I III III
OBSERVE DAY IN
THE FAR SOUTH
Blue and Gray Unite in Decor
ating Graves of Former's .
MEET ON BATTLEFIELDS
Children Play an Increasingly Im
portant Part in Paying Tri
butes to the Dead.
Chicago, May 30. Dispatches indi
cate Memorial day is generally observ
ed today. In many cities in the far
south the blue and grey joined to hon
or the memory of union soldiers who
were killed and buried in Dixie ba:
ties. Exercises consisted principally
of decorating the graves, speech-making,
and unveiliing of tablets and
DECORATE ALL CRAVES.
At the Anderson ville national cen
etery flowers were placed on each of
the 13,722 graves. In Connecticut
Iecome a reality.
school children played a principal part
in the observance of the day.
As the ranks of the veterans th'u
out the burden of the celebration is j
being borne by the children. I&j
Bridgeport a memorial to Lincoln was!
At Columbus, Ohio, former Senator'
Foraker was the speaker of the day
At Des Moines, Iowa, a parade, and
ceremonies in honor of the soldiers
and sailors dead, and an address by
former Governor Jackson were fea
tures. At Waterloo there was corner
stone laying exercises and at Delhi
the unveilkig of a monument. Sena
tor Kenyon delivered an address at
Hull, and Congressman Kendall was
orator of the day at What Cheer, Du
buque, Cedar Rapids, Mason City,
Iowa City, and Creston held memor-i
ial exercises. j
PILLIAM REMEMRERED. j
At Louisville, Ky., the grave of
Harry Pulliam. late president of the:
National Baseball league, was dec
orated by local representatives of
the Baseball Writers' Association of
America. Pulliam was a newspaper
man before he took up work in the
baseball field. J
MAY BE LAST IX CHICAGO. I
Chicago, May 20. Veterans of the
Grand Army, 1,000 strong, marched to
day in what may be the last Memorial
day parade In Chicago. Many old vet
erans were unable to stand the strain
of the marching and occupied automo
biles. The parade was reviewed by
Governor Deneen and Mayor Harrison.
A a- a ml
mIR I ll
I I 1
"Zoo professor." In other words he I
was a naturalist and a college profes-'
aor and was annolr.ted a wmmU.s.... !
because he hid gl?en some study to '
the different races cf the Islands,
WA.VT HOI m.KAIfi. j
The petltior. filed by RpresentUv 1
glaydn was lfft4 by many well i
kcewn eHo;-t, btfacaa ait t-d adu. '
They seek cf esaj.eaa a
tCoanauee on faa year.)
TOBACCO DECISION, LIKE
STANDARD OIL, AIDS STOCK
The cemeteries were visited by detach
ments of the Graad Army and the
graves of union and confederate dead
strewn jalth flowers.
ROOSEVELT SPEAKS AT XEAV YORK.
New York, May 30. Parades of vet
erans of both Manhattan and Brooklyn
and patriotic exercises marked the ob
servance of Memorial day iu New
York. Theodore Roosevelt and Gover
nor Dix were the most noteworthy par
ticipants. The former is scheduled to
deliver an address at the exercises at
Grant's tomb this afternoon. The gov
ernor review's the parade in Brooklyn.
WORK HORSES PARADE.
The day's events opened with the an
nual parade of work horses up Fifth
avenue, nearly a thousand of the pick
of the city's draft horses being in line.
The Woman's League for Animals gave
I XVEIL LICOL' STATl'E.
Newark, N. J., May 30. Theodore
Roosevelt was the principal speaker
here today at the unveiling of the
staue of Abraham Lincoln.
Bi-partisan and "Bi-Lorimer"
Committee Proposed in
TO CONSIDER BRIBERY
Matter Will Be First Keferred to
Committee on Privileges and
Washington, May 30. A virtual
agreement to refer the Lorimer case
to the senate committee on privileges
and elections with the understanding
that the committee shall intrust tho
proposed inquiry to a bi-partisan and
"bi-I.orimer" sub-committee of eigh',
was effected in the senate yesterday.
The agreement was the result of a
conference of democratic senators,
held previous to the session at which
the previous decision to support the
Martin resolution was rescinded and
democratic senators released from a'i
caucuses obligations. "
STOXK Sl'OOEST IT.
Tho i-partisan idea was suggested
by Senator Stone and while no vole
was taken it was generally accepted
as a satisfactory compromise.
When, after the conference, Senator
Dillingnam, chairman of the elections
committee, the latter refused formal
acceptance of it, but there is no doubt
but lie will acquiesce in it.
In general terms this proposition
meets the demands of the democrats.
Their suggestion is for the selection
of a sub-committee to be composed
of two republican members who
voted for lorimer in the last senate,
and two who did not.
MEN ARK PICKED.
It Is understood that the sub-corn
ndttee on investigation will consist
of Senators Gillingham and Gamble, -e-
publicans, and Fletcher and Johns
tone, democrats, pro-Lorlmer. and Sen
ators Clapp and Kenyon, republicans,
and Kern and Lea, democrats, anti
The final disposition of this matter
by the eenate, was postponed until the
next meeting on Thursday.
IN MEXICAN TOWN
Hebcls Sack Cliolula, Killing IO Per
son, ami Then Set Fire to
Puebla. Mexico, May .10. An upris
ing resulting in the killing of 40 persons.
and the sacking of stores and offices, t
occurred last night at Cholula, a town
of 2,000 population, near here. Rebels
fired the town, which Is threatened with
destruction. Moo rule prevails.
BROTHERS KILLED IN HOME
Jamen and Matthew Wrijrht Victims
of Mtysterioaa Crime at Sac City.
Sac City, Iowa, May 30. James and
Matthew Wright, brothers, were slain
at their home early this morning. Clif
ford Wilson is in Jail charged with the
crime, and a posse Is searching for an
unidentified man said to have been
with Wilson at the time of the tragedy.
PASSES SECOND READING
llonse of Lords Advances Veto Bill j
Without Division. i
linden. May 30. The govern- i
ment's veto bill passed Its second j
reading !n the hous9 of lord yester-'
day without division. t
Banc It Capture Scholar. j
Jena, Germany, May 80. Profes- i
or Rlchter, a German engineer, haa i
been captured by bandits on Mount j
Olyropla while pursuing h!s topog '
raphlcal studies for the geographical I
societies of Dorlin and Jena.
Rail Fatality st Abmedon.
AblEdon, 111.. May a0. Iames:
t-cgie 7ra kuij-i tir.aor a cnirago, i
Purlicgton and Qulnry freight train
Trust Indicates No Fear
of Loss of Profits
LONDON PRICE FIRM
Criminal Prosecution of Officers
of the Concern is Being
London, May 30. The decision of
the United States supreme court hold
ing the American Tobacco company to
be a combination in restraint of trade
and a monopoly in violation of law had
little effect on American societies here
today and prices opened a fraction
Bl SINES COES ON.
Richmond. May 20. The decision in
the tobacco case Is viewed with lit
tle concern by the operating officials
of the American Tobacco company's
huge factories here. An official said:
"Manufacturing must go on but it
seems possible that under the re
quired reorganization we may be In
convenienced by having a clumsier
and more extensive system with sep
arated companies, increased book
keeping, more officers and other
features not In harmony with mod
ern business methods."
MAY PHOSF.CT'TK OFFICER.
Washington, May 30. The possibili
ties of criminal prosecutions of indi
vidual members of tho tobacco trun
is being carefully considered at the
department of Justice. In respect lo
criminal prosecutions the tobacco case
is said to differ somewhat from Stan
dard Oil. In the latter Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham said no criminal
prosecutions were under way, but de
clined to say positively none were
Certain questions regarding the ap
plication of the statute of limitations
enter into !oth cases and it is said
the legal problems involved are dedi
Washington, May 30. The govern
ment late yesterday won a sweeping
victory over the so-called tobacco mo
nopoly when the supreme court of the
T'nited States held the American To
bacco company and its allied corpora
tions to be operating in violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law.
By directing that the combination bo
forbidden tho privilege of interstate
commerce or he placed In the hands of
a receiver unless it disintegrates In
harmony with the law within six, or
at the most, eight months, the court H
regarded to have dealt with the tobac
co corporation more drastically than
with the Standard Oil company of New
Jersey, whose dissolution was ordered
two weeks ago.
IIOTII SKfTlOX VIOI.ATF.II.
Both the first and second sections
of the Sherman anti-trust law have
been violated by the tobacco combine,
according to the court. Not only has
it restrained wrongfully and unlaw
fully interstate commerce In the eyet
of the court, but It has attempted to
monopolize the tobacco buSliiens to the
Injury of the public and of Its com
petitors. 1)K Itl'K l t H ll.l,V H: KHE.
While the decree was re garded as un
usually severe, at the same time there
was a touch of leniency In not making
the combination an ou'law "now." The
various elements of the combination
are to be given an opportunity, under
the supervision of the I'nlterl Statin
circuit court for the southern district
of New York, of re-creation, so that
there may be brought about "a new
condition which bhall be honestly in
harmony with and not repugnant to
The opinion of the court was an
announced by Chief Justice White, who
also delivered the opinion of the court
In the Standard Oil case. The entire
court agreed that the tobacco combina
tion vlclat d the Sherman antl-irust
law, hut Associate Justice Harlan dis
sented from the repeated interpreta
tion of the Sherman anti-trust iaw so
as to call for the application of the
"rule of reason" in determining what
restraints of trade were lorbldden by
In this resprct the division of the
court was the same as In the Standard
Justice Harlan also took Issue with
the rest of the court as to the reorgan
ization of the tobacco company, saying
he hsd found nothing In the record
which made him "at all anxious to
perpetuate any new combination amor;g
these companies which the court con
cedes st all times exhibited a con-.
The court reiterated Its determina
tion to follow ths "rule of reason" in
determining what restraints of trade
vlnkto tho Sherman anti-trust la.
Chlof Justice White explained at length
the de listen of the court In the Stand-
Centlnu4 en Page Three.)