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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTIETH YEAR NO. 294.
Dr. Anna Shaw, President
IS WARMLY RECEIVED
Convention Hall at Spring Lake,
N. J., Is Crowded in Antici
pation of Address.
Spring Lake, N. J., Sept. 14. The
governor's convention hall -was
crowded in anticipation of an address
by Dr. Anna Shaw, president of the
National Woman's Suffrage associa
tion, but the did not appear at the
Mtb. J. W. Branna of New York
and Mrs. Abram Van Winkle of New
ark, N. J., made brief speeches. Gov
ernor Hartley of Missouri spoke upon
"The Right of the State to Fix Intra
state Traffic Rates." He was suc
ceeded by Governor Aldrich of Ne
braska. Dr. Shaw came to the convention
this afternoon and was roundly ap
plauded when she was introduced by
Chairman Noel. She immediately en
tered upon a discussion of woman
PLEA FOR STATE AUTHORITY.
Governor Aldrich made a plea for
Ft ate authority in the regulation of
public utilities and gave the results
of the operation of the Nebraska rate
law to illustrate his argument.
"We have just read in a recent
decision, of nation-wide importance,"
said he, "where our supreme court
has gone into the legislative busi
ness. It is now becoming quite the
thing for federal courts of inferior
Jurisdiction to the supreme court of
the United States to invade the prov
ince and rights of these sovereign
states by subterfnge, conning device,
and f aiaclonB reasoning and thus nul
lify state laws and tie up generally
the government of the states, depriv
ing them of their right to control
their own Internal commerce.
IMffiOBT IX LKGISI.ATt RE.
"The right to enact statutes and
regulate such corporations to the end
that only Just and reasonable charges
may be made is inherent in a state
legislature for that commerce which
lies wholly within its borders and
the power and duty to say what is
reasonable and Just when such an Is
sue la tendered, devolves not uflon
the legislature Dot upon the courts
of this land.
"In other words, the idea that
courts can legislate either directly
or indlrecUy ls repusmant to our en
tire scbjome of government. When a
court. In an issoe tendered, has said
that a certain rata or fixed charge is
unjustr&nd unreasonable, then it has
used Its -power to Its fullest extent,
and the overwhelming weight of
authority establishes these proposi
tions and whenever a court steps out
side of this particular province, it is
not only autocratic, but may be ac
cused justly of arrogating power and
authority that belongs to another de
partment of our government.
LEGISLATION II El J) jrVT.
"I am here to say that the legisla
tion of today, as carried on and regu
lated by the several state of this
union is. in the main. Just and equit
able and fair and that railroad com
panies doing business today under
these regulations are prosperous."
CORDON ARMED MEN
AhdtK-tor of Mi Price, niverdale
SoIjooI Teacher, Is Still at
Winnipeg. Man.. Sept. 14. A cordon
of armed men seven miles long was
drawn across? the international bound
ary all night, while a poc of fo0
beat up the bushes in an effort to dis
lcxifse the abductor of Miss Price, the
Riverdale school teacher. Early this
morning a man believed to be the one
wanted broke into the bar of the West
ern hotel and exchanged shots with thJ
proprietor, who was seriously wound- j
fii. The assailant escaped. j
MEL0AN GOES TO TOLEDO.
Former I-1k.ih!t I Sold by the St- j
Toledo. Ohio. Sept. 14. Outfield-j
er Tsui Mclean, formerly with the!
Three-Eye league, has been purchas-.
ed by Toledo from the St. Louis,
Acerlcans and will join the club to-j
Kansas City Fire Loss $75,000.
Kansas City. Km.. Sept. 14. Fire
that for a time this morning threat
ened the entire Fooler p-jekins: com-,
pany, was controlled after it had caus-j
ed $75,000 damage.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, fo
Bock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Showers and thunderstorms this
afternoon or tonight. Cooler to
night. Friday, fair and cooler.
Highest temperature yesterday TO,
lowest 66, at 7 a. m. 68.
Velocity of wind 10 miles an hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 61,
at 7 a. m. S 9.
Stage of water -1.4, a rise cf .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. 1L SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Pnn Bets 67, rises 5.38; moon rises
927 p. m. 7 a. m tomorrow, Venus
and son in Inferior conjunction, the
planet passing from east to west of
the sun on the near side; Venus near
est earth, dtr. about 24.00O.O0Q
miles, nearer than any other body
except the moon; Venus changes from
evening to morning star.
100 DOGS AT A
San Francisco, Cal.. Sept. 14. One
hundred doss valued at 5K'0,0"f at
tended the funeral yesterday, follow
ing their mistress, Miss Jer.nio Crock
er, behind a bier on which tre bori;
two of their fennel mates, Boston
terriers, valued at $5. '' each. The
funeral took place on the Co' er es
tate, the deceased prize v. iunrs being
placed in concrete coffins fashioned in
Egyptian style. The dogs, classed as
among the most perfect animals of
their breed in the world, were Dick
Dazzle r and Wonderful Duchess.
Death was caised by a disease known
to dog fanciers as "Liule Johnnie
DAY FOR ILLINOIS
Governor IH-neen Fixes Oct. lO as
Date Anniversary of Chicago
Springfield. 111., Sept. 14 For th
purpose of arousing interest among
th ieople of Illinois in meas'ires to
curtail the enormous loss each year
from fires in the slate, Governor I
ncen has issued a proclamation desig
nating Oct iO. J.311, asTire "Preven
tion day." This is the 40th anniver
sary of the Chicago fire of Oct. 9. 1871.
which resulted in the destruction of
millions of dollars' worth of property
and the loss of numerous lives. The
movement looking toward the setting
aside of one day each year as a time
for discussion throughout the nation
of means of preventing the stupen
dous annual loss from fire was starte.1
last year at, Chicago during the con
vention of the State Fire Marshals'
Association of North America. A res
olution along these lines was Intro
duced by C. J. Doyle, stale fire mar
shal of Illinois, and at that lime presi
dent of the national association. Gov
ernors of six states have already is
sued proclamations along the lines of
that Issued by Governor Deneen.
Loss to Crop Is Estimated at Quar
ter of a Million SOO Acres
Ruf field, Conn., Sept 14. Vnder the
heaviest frost which has visited Suf
field for "5 years at this time of the
year about eight hundred acres of
standing tobacco was completely ruin
ed last night, causing an estimated
loss of a quarter million dollars.
GIRL HUNTER FOUND DEAD
Question of Murder or Accidental
Suicide Xot Settled.
Texter. Iowa. Sept. 14. With a
bullet in her heart. Miss Katherine
Hoy. IS years old. daughter of J. J.
Hoy, was found dead near her home.
In her band the girl held a rifle.
Whether she was murdered or killed
herself accidentally is not known.
Miss Hoy, left home Tuesday after
noon to go hunting. She had been
dead for some time when found.
ST. PAUL GETS TOURNEY
International Howling Meet Opens
' There Feb. 12.
St. Taul. ilinn., Sept. 14. The di
rectors of the International Bowling
association awarded the 1S12 tourna-1
ment to St. Paul. At least 150 eeama
hare been entered this year, coming
from Cbicaco and other northwestern
cities. The tournament will begin
Feb. 11. Kntrles will be received un
til midnight Jan. 26.
Canadian Reciprocity Contest.
Toronto. Oct, Sept. 14. Candidates
a'.l over the dominion today entered
i-pon the last days of the contest over
reciprocity. The election will be held
a week from today.
Another Gary Arrest.
Gary. Ind., Sept. 14. John J. Nyhoff,
former commissioner of public works,
was arrested today charged with solic
iting a bribe. He was released on
2 TOWNS MAY
BE WIPED OUT
Inhabitants of Castiglione
MORE ETNA FISSURES
People Collect Belongings and
Make for Higher Places
Water Cut Off.
Catania. Sicily, Sept. 14. The 20,
000 inhabitants of Castiglione and
Francavilla fled from their home to-
! day before an advancing flood of lava
j from Mount Etna. Eoth towns are
WHERE WILL HE LAND?
r rLACHEDTOJ rf VLSCV
ff v u )d mmitll
Rodney J. Diegle, sergeant-at-arm of the Ohio senate, who has been convicted and sentenced in connec
tion with the legislative briliery investigation, is said to he on the point of making a full confession. He
has ronii$ed several times to confess, but those whom he planned to implicate have kept him quiet. He has
been granted a stay of execution until Monday, Sept. 18.
threatened with destruction. The dis.
charge from the crater and new fis
sures increases in volume. The main
stream pouring down the northeastern
side of the volcano has made Its way
sluggishly about and over the foothills
toward the bae, crossed the railway
and invaded the valley of the Alcantaa.
WATER SITPI.T Cl'T OFF.
Today the front, 50 high and a third
of a mile wide, broke over a long de
clivity, and gathering velocity forced
peasant dwellers in its path to make
a hurried retreat. It cut off the water
supply of several villages. When the
stream was within three miles of Cas
tiglione and Francavilla the people col
-lected their portable property and
made for higher places.
Belgium Fire Loss $2,000,000,
Antwerp, Belgium, Sept. L4. The
fire that destroyed Wood' Yards, a
railway station, and many houses
burned Itself out. It is estimated the!
total loss will be nearly J2, 000,000
COMING CONFERENCE AT ARSENAL
OF MUCH IMPORTANCE TO LABOR
fSpctal Correspondence cf The Argjs )
Washington. Sept. 12. On the 19th
of this month there will be held at
Rock Island. 111., a conference that is
of great importance to every man in
this country who is employed in a
This conference will be a meeting
of the government naval yard and ar
senal employes delega'es to discuss
ways and means to prevent the adop
OFFICER DIES IN
Commander Warner of Doro
thea of Ohio Militia Drops
From Row Boat.
COMPANIONS ARE GONE
Latter Oaim Not to Have Missed Su
perior Until Too Lat Police
Cleveland, O-, Sept. 14. Mysterious
circumstances . surround the drown
ing of Captain Warner, aged 2S, com
mander of the Dorothea of the Ohio
naval militia, today. Warner is said
to have tumbled out of a small row
boat without two men, who also occu
pied the boat, noticing his disappear
ance. These men gave an alarm fol
lowing the discovery of the accident
and then disappeared. The police are
looking for them.
BODY IS RECOVERED.
The Dorothea lay half a mile off
shore. According to the story by the
men before they disappeared they
were not more than half way out when
they looked around and noticed War
ner was missing. Tbey hastily put
back. Life-savers recovered the body
three hours afterward In IS feet of
JOLIET STRUCK BY A
Mills and Factories Are Compelled
to Close Many Residences Hit
Jollet, 111., Sept. 14. Damage
amounting to many thousands of dol
lars resulted here today from a severe
electrical storm. Several mills and
factories were forced to close, street
car lines were tied up and many resi
dences were struck by lightning. Two
inches of water fell.
tion of the so called Taylor, or "sclen
tfic management" system In the gov
ernment naval yards and arsenals.
Uncle Sam's workers are thoroughly
aroused over the proposed adoption of
this system, and they are bending
every effort to defeat the movement
to have it taken up by the govern
ment. The Taylor system, named "scienti
fic management" by Its originator,
has been characterized as a slav
Missourian Charged With
an Attempt to Kill a
CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS
Accused Leading Stockman of
Fulton County Echo of a
Suit for Slander.
Fulton. Mo., Sept. 14. Charged
with attempting to murder members
of the family of Edward McPheeters
of Concord, Mo., with poisoned chew
ing gum, Jeff Woods, a leading
stockman of this county, was placed
on trial here today. The McPheeters
children found a package of chewing
gum in the yard and after chewing
it became very ill.
-SECOND IA(KAOi: THROWN.
Physicians said they had been poi
soned. At Woods' preliminary hear
ing Mrs. McPheeters testified that af
ter the children became ill she watch
ed and several days later saw Woods
throw into the yard a package of
gum like that found there before.
She said a chemist found the gum
coated with strychnine.
II. I. FEELING BETWEEN FAMILIES.
Ill-feeling between the Woods and
McPheeters families, it is said, grew
out of a slander suit, in which Mrs.
McPheeters testified against Woods.
Cholera Depopulates Villages.
Constantinople Sept. 11. The whole
Ottoman empire is in the grip of chol
era and deaths will be cumbered by
the thousands. In northern Asia Min
or whole villages have been wiped out.
driving system by many of the friends
of labor who have studied it, includ
ing President , Gompers of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, Chairman
William D. Wilson of the house com
mitee on labor, and many others.
I)EIGN OF SVSTEM.
The system is designed to get the ut
most speed out of each individual
workman in factories. It fixes a max-
(Contlnued on Pag Four.
AS TO CANDIDATES
Republicans Are Equally Di
vided Between Taft and
. La Follette.
DEMOCRATS IN SAME BOAT
Agreed Among State Executive-; That
Race Up to Date Is With Har
mon and Wilson.
Spring Lake, X. J., Sept. 14. A
newspaper poll of republican gover
nors here for the governors' confer
ence, as to their preference for the
presidential nomination of 1912, shows
they are about equally divided between
Taft and La Follette. The Taft sup
porters are given as Tenner, Pennsyl
vania: Glasscock. "West Virginia; Will
son, Kentucky; Hay, Washington; Po
thlre, Rhode Island.
I.A FOIU7TTE 5TTPORTEH9.
The following are for La Follette:
McGovern, Wisconsin; Carey, Wyo
ming; Vessey, South Dakota; Stubbs,
Kansas; Aldrich, Nebraska. Governors
Bass of New Hampshire and Handley
of Missouri are non-committal. The
latter has himself been mentioned as
a possible candidate.
WILSON' AJVD HARMOlf.
On the democratic side it seems to
have been pretty well agreed that up
to date, the race for the nomination Is
between Wilson of New Jersey and
Harmon of Ohio, who are frequently
together, and who were seated side by
side in some of the many photographs
for which the governors have posed.
As between the two, there seems to
be no clear-cut sentiment, and most of
the other democratic governors will be
equally well satisfied If either of them
is selected as the party standard
bearer. . . . .
STILL DOUBT AS
TO MAINE'S VOTE
Portland, Me., Sept. 14. The fate of
constitutional prohibition in Maine re
mained in doubt early today. Cm the
face of unofficial returns there ap
peared to be a very small majority on
the prohibition side. In two Instances
however, unofficial returns fromi
town and city clerks do not agree with
the figures sent by the same clerks
to the secretary of state at Augusta.
Returns up to noon today, with
only six towns missing, and these
supplied by returns received in Port
land, showed a majority for repeal
of 13 4. If figures received in Port
land from Limestone, Matinicus Isle
and Topsfield, which have been
shown to be reversed as compared
with those received in Augusta, are
allowed, they will show a victory
against repeal ,of 336.
SHOOTS TWO WOMEN
AND THEN SUICIDES
lr. C. C. Payne, Kudora, Kan., Fol
lows Wife to the Home of Her
Lawrence, Kan., Sept. 14. Dr. C.
C. Payne of Eudora, Kan., today
shot his wife and mother-in-law, Mrs.
M. E. Smith, and then committed
suicide here. The women will re
cover. The couple had separated
and Mrs. Payne had taken her two
children to the home of Mrs. M.
Rodgers in this city, where the shoot
TEST THE COMMISSION LAW
SjwinKlield State's Attorney l-'ilcs Su
preme Court Appeal.
Springfield, Sept. L4. The appeal
from the Sangamon county circuit
court was filed in the supreme court
last night by State's Attorney Ed
mund Burke to test the constitu
tionality of the commission form of
government law, under which Spring
field and many other Illinois cities
are now operating. The circuit court
held the1 law valid jn the case brought
by City Treasurer Bowe, who sought
to mandamus County Treasurer Ed
munds to turn over $5000 Jn tax
collections held by the latter. Coun
ty Treasurer Edmunds has retained
the nioney pending the finding of the
Ward Resumes Journey.
Patterson, N. J., S'-pt. 14. Aviator
Ward, who reached Paterion last
evening irr bis flight toward Pacific!
coast, resumed hi journey at U:22
this morning. Ward descended at '
9:4. in South field, 25 miles from his
starting point. j
Middlotown. N. V., Sept. 14. Aviator!
Ward Tii&rt from Kouthfield. wh-re he i
landed early this morning, and de-j
seended here at noon.
B. F. Harper a Suicide.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 11. Just as
he and his wife were ready to depart j
for Chicago to make their home, Ben- j
jamin F. Harper, for several ytar j
treasury auditor for the war depart-1
ment, committed suicide by shooting.
III health was the cause. '
BE TAKEN IN
Officials Refuse to Give
Details of Johnson
HINT MORE ARRESTS
According to Statement, Lem
berger Child Was Still Alive
When Thrown Into Lake.
Madison. Wis., Sept 14. Sheriff
Brown and District Attorney Nelson,
after a careful consideration of tho
facts in the statement of John John
son, who last night confessed to the
murder of little Annie Lomberger, re
fuse to make known the details at
present. It is intimated others than
Johnson may be Interested in the case,
and that arresta will possibly follow.
Johnson has been sentenced to the
penitentiary for life.
Johnson said he had no motive for
committing the crime and be felt no
grudge against Mr. Lemberger or th
child. While crazed by drink he saw
the bedroom where the children slept
and was actuated by a eudden and In
controllable Impulse to take the child,
had BExr nniKKma.
Johnson said he had been drinking
heavily for somo days preceding the
crime. Tuesday night be went to bed
drunk and woke up some time after
midnight He wanted a drink of
whisky, he said, and got up and. dress
ed. He quietly left his home, four
doors from the Lemberger home, and,
walking up Frances street, etopped at
the corner of Regent street
When he stopped, he said. It occur-,
red to him that he had often seen the
little Lemberger children go to bed in
a room In the lean-to a few feet away.
He went over to a small window, qui
etly unlocked and raifed the sash, and
reaching through lifted the sleeping
girl from her couch. He did not en
ter the room. . . , .
NEVEIl WAKENS HI. ' I
As he lifted the girl through the
window she stirred uneasily and he
sped across Frances street to a va-'
cant lot filled with weeds. As he ran
the child began to awaken and he
struck her several times on tho bead
with his closed fist. When he reach
ed the middle of the vacant lot he
laid the child, which was limp from
the blows on the head, on the ground
and some burdocks became entangled
In her hair. !
At that point he began to realize
what he was doing and became
frightened, as he thought the child
was dead. He picked up the child
and ran over to the lake shore, four
blocks away, keeping in the shadow
of the building and fences to avoid
being seen. When he reached the
bay he tossed the body out into tho
water as far as he could.
TWO TKHMS I A-TT.rW.
Johnson a 45 years old, mar
ried and the father of one son and
two daughters, all grown. Johnson
served two terms In the tit ate insane
asylum and two terms In the state
prison, having only been released
from the latter two months ago. Six
years ago he was arrested for at
tacking a young girl at Browntown,
and was committed to the state ln
nane asylum. Previous to that be
put a tie on the railroad tra'k ncra
Darlingtton to wreck a passenger
train, but the tie was discovered and
the train crew warned.
ON MOROCCO IS NEAR
Paris, Sept 14 Whil- It 1k harly
expected the Cerrnan reply to the corn-
mtmioation of Frane, reaching Ierliit
today, will be accepffd on every point,
yet the spirit of Kemi-ofTWia! observa
tions on thr Moroccan (llnputo mad'J
by the Cologne flaze'te crcat'-s favor
able impressions officially l:i I'arls (if
an approaching agrc-m'-nt.
AMERICANS WILL LEAVE
Situation in Province of S--( linen
I More C'ruve.
Chung-King, China, Kept. 14.
The British consul, who Is temporar
ily In charge of American Interests In
this district, today lnued an order
that all Americans and British do
zens In the upper district of the
province of Sze-Chuen, where a re
bellion Ih In progress, must leave be
fore the situation becomes more
BRADLEY TO PORTO RICO
Illinoisan In Named- Aiant Attor
Washington. Kept. 14. Paul E.
Bradley of Illinois, law clerk of the In.
terfctate commerce r-ornirjistflon, toiay
was appointed assistant attorney gen
'ral of Porto Rico.