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SIXTIETH YEAR. XO. 315.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 0, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Opening Scene in the
Hearing of Dynamiting
Chief Witness Against Accused
Declares He Will Tell Jury
Everything He Knows.
fxs Angeles, Cal.. Oc". 0. Oti' hun
dred twenty-iive citizens, from whom
may be called a jury to try the Mc
Xamara brothers in the Ios Anseb-s
Times dynamiting case, gathered today
in the court room of Judge liordwell.
The men were called to enable the ex
cusing of those unable To a t. The
trial begins Wednesday. Ortie McMiin
ical. chief witness against the McXam
aras. held a final conference with Dis
trict Attorney .lohu I). Kr-.!"i icks. M--
Manigal appears to be in pood health
and declares he will not. waver in his
resolution to tell the jury everything
he knows. While the district attorney's
office is closely guarding the nature of
the evidence secured since the arrest
cf the McNamaras. the whole staff,
from District Attorney Fredericks
down, expresses satisfaction with the
fruits of its labor.
MivroKV or rsn.
The chronology of the Los Anseles .
dynamiting case, which is s t for trial 1
next Wednesday, is as follows:
Oct. 1, 1910 Times newspaper plan '
destroyed by explosion and fire. Twen
ty men killed. IJombs found at home '
of General Harrison Gray Otis, pro- :
prietor of the Times, and Felix Zoe
handelaar. secretary Merchants' !ind .
Oct. 9 Experts appointed by Mayor
Alexander to investigate cause of dis
aster reported that high explosive, such
as nitro-glycorine. had been used.
Oct. 13 Job Harriman, attorney rep-
resenting labor union interests, ques- i
ftliritina" Rtarcmpnt thut n lhm oni. '
Ion explosion was caused by gas
Oct. 23 Special grand jury, impan
elled by Judge Bordwe'l, bean f-'ifiin
alleged evidence that three men known
as J. B. Brice, Milton A. Schmidt and
David Caplan had blown up the Times
with"80 per ceui. gelatin," purchased
Sept. 26 from tile Giant Powder works
at San Francisco. Five hundred pounds
of dynamite, later identified as part of
that purchased by trio, was found cach
ed in house at South San Francisco,
Oct. 3 6.
IRON WOltKS YVHi: KI.I.
Dec. 2D-IJewellyn Iron works par -
t.ally wrecked by cxplos.ou. j
Jan. 8, 1911 Grand jury returned e-
Tet indictments airainst Hrice S. hmii'r
C and Cap11-
March 14 Coroner s jury filed ver-
diet declaring victims met death iu !
wreck and fire caused by dynamite ev !
Aprti i' James li. McNamara and ! ro back, but I didn't, as 1 had been;'
Ortie E3. McManigal arrested ju Detroit made secretary-treasurer and had my , The Kjrl at present is at Mount Sr.
and taken to place of biding in Chi-; time fully taken up with the duties of ' Joseph s college, in Dubuque, and the
cajro. 'that office. ! letter said a plan had been made to
April 15 Secret indictments fifed by! -The o'hees of the international as-' s',eal her unless the money was sent
prand jury against James H. Mc.N'am- sociatiou were in New York when I
ara. Ortie K. McManigal and John J. j was first elected. Iater. for seutimen
McNaraara. charging them w i:h dc- j tal reasons. I was instrumental in hav
struction of the Times. i ing them moved to Cleveland. Two
April 2'2 John J. McXamara arrest- years after he offices were removed
ed in offices of International Associa
tion of Bridge & Structural Iron Work
ers in Indianapolis Kxtradited imme
diately and rushed across the eontitn u;
'o lx8 Angeles, being joined on the
way by James McXamara and Mc.Mani
r.al. Joseph Ford, assistant district
attorney of ios Angeles, who obtained
extradition, arrested later on charge of
Ki iuapin:. Detective William J. Burns
and Ietectlve James llosick of Is
NEW YORK JAIL IS
HELD A DISGRACE
Albany. X. Y.. Oct. P. The King's
county ail in Brooklyn, cue of about
n dozen small prisons in Xew York
ity. is the most disgraceful institu
tion of Its kind in Xew York state.
according to a report by the state
prison commission, made public to
day. The report says. "There is ac
commodation for not more than eight
ir mates, but the building is made
o accommodate as many as .vi pris
oners. One can imagine the terrible
place it must be when it is thus over
crowded. In the early pnrt of this
"far --j-t Greeks. arrested by the
federal govorr. rr.ent. were tjr.t theie
fi.r -erms cf from two to three
tr.cnthp. This t-iuad augmemeJ the
usual pepuhuion cf c-our.ty prisoners.
If onr were to read c f such doings
in a prss.::i iu S.biiria l;o would hold
up his hands with horror. To allow
t;:h a of affairs u exist ! t il.c
city of Xew York is unpardonable.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair and warmer tonight
! Temperature at 7 a. m. 44, highest
'yesterday 69. lowest last night 43.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 1 mile
i per hour.
! Precipitation none.
j Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 74,
at a. m. vz.
Stage of water 4.9, a rise of .1 in
laj"t 48 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.) !
Bun sets 5:28. rises 6. -02; moon ri-es .
6:1" p. m.; moon at ascending node,
crossing sun's patn upward.
Arpejes subsequently indicted on same j
cha rge. s
.April 20 Prisoners arrived in Los ;
M'MMUI. ACf I ER.
May MtManigal taken before grand .
j.jty. where lie made sworn statement ;
accusing -lames B. McXamara of hav- '
ing blown tip the Tim' s, and declared
himself responsible for Llewellyn Iron :
works explosion. i
May Grand jury returned indict-'
tnents accusing McNamaras, Schmidt j
I'aplan. John Doe and Richard Roe of
,1! murders in connection with Times!
xclosion. and holding McManigal re-'
t-ponsible joinly with John J. McXam
i ara for attempt to wreck Llewellyn
lrcn works McNamaras arraigned.
Hail a.-kerl. This denied May '.
I Mav 2.1 C'iiarence S. Harrow arrived
' from Chicago to become chief counsel :
!nr McNamaras. Time for entering :
pleas deferred to July 0. i
July 0 Instead of entering pleas, de- i
fen.-.e jurisdiction of Judtre liordwell. !
denying bis riyht to fry case, and mov- )
ed to (jtiash indictments.
July 12 Hordwell overruled both
motions. Defense filed exceptions.
McNamaras pleaded not guilty. Trial
set fur Oct. 11. 1911. I
OF M' MAH . '
i Sitting in a corridor just outside his
cell in tLe county jail, John J. Mc-Xam-.
ara. secretary-treasurer of the Interna-'
lional Association of Bridge and Struc- i
tural Ironworkers, briefly sketched'
lie termed the uneventful Jives of him-'
sell' and his brother, James U. McNum-!
"1 was born In Cincinnati Dec. 2'.
170," lie i-aid, "and I am the oldest of
-d children although there were 1"
children originally. 1 attended th.
common schools in Cincinnati until 1
was 12 ears old and then took a three-
year course in a business college. j
"Nothing of any importa-aee- hap-,
when 1 turned mv hand to anv-
thing and everything to keep the put
boiling, as they say.
' ' I did my first bridgework at Cin
cinnati in 19. joining the union the'
next year. Let w een D9 and 194. 1
visited various sections of the middle'
. west, following my. trade and working
' on steel bridges, viaducts and similar
. structures. '
j II 1.1. MWV OFFIt t. i
j "I have held all of the offices in lo-
j c al unions, particularly iu those of
! Cleveland, and have attended all the
4.lation hince lyy2- , was elected 8 '
und yice president at the conventioal
al Kansas City In 1903 and was chosen j
. . - n
:-ecrei.ar.j -treasurer a.i xoronio in jiuh.i
I have held that office ever since. !
..The ,as,t bliiiding j worked on was
the Rockefeller structure in Cleveland, i
i i.ft that job to go to Toronto, and it
was iie;d 0pen for me if t wanted to ,
there, another change was made to In. ;
dianapolis. for tiie reason that so many J
labor organizations had their interna
tional beadquarf ers there.
"I never planned my life far ahead.
The work of an Ironworker probably
precludes such planning, for s uh a
man does not know when he leaves
home in the morning that he will re
turn at night. It probably tends to
j TAKES I I STl It OK LAW.
I "I wanted to learn of the organisa
'tion iu which I held office, particular
ly the legal end of it, and so I attend
ed the Indianapolis college of law and
was admitted to practice in 19"3.
j "There is little else about my life
( except my arrest. I am an inveterate
; reader, and always have been, of books !
treating with economics and industrial;
Jamtfs B. McXamara. who sat quiet
ly by while his brother talked, also
was born in Cincinnati. His birthday
wa - -
,Tune 2. 1S2. He attended the
common schools ana men learned me i
rrinter's trade, which he has followed ;
almost continuously ever since, work-i
ins in job offices in Chicago. Oveland,
Cincinnati and other cities. '
1 nliiie me. saia Joan J. McXam
ara. "my brother has never been es
pecially active in trades union a5aira.'
Fire Prevention Day.
Indianapolis. Ind., Oct. 9. To ask
for matches that "strike only on the,
box.' not to drop matches near gaf
ol'.ne or coal oil and to watch bod-
fires carefully, are among the pledges off. The arbitration board will de
school children were asked to takejeide whether the car men recently
today during the observance of Cre discharged shall be reinstated or
i prevention day throughout Indiana, 'not.
Alderman Snow, Chicago,
Ordered to Fork Over
DAUGHTER IN SCHOOL
! Note SayS She Will Be Kidnap -
ed Unless Cash Is Forthcoming.
as her assailant. Varbarough was
i released and immediately left the
Chicago. Oct. 9. A threat that his city.
14-year-old daughter Theresa would be! Varbarough was brought here
kidnaped unless. $2.('m0 was forthconi- j from Murphysboro after his arrest to
ing'was received today by Alderman ' give Miss Stewman an opportunity to
Bernard Snow in a letter from Du-jtry to identify him.. When word
buque. Iowa, signed "Black Hand " j reached the authorities here that a
NEWS ITEM Senator Stechenson. of Wisconsin, admits he oent over
C.l ltl AlllllMI S HOOI..
The communication was turned over I
to Chief of Police McWeeney, who ,
took personal charge of the case. In-'
mictions were sent to Dubuque at
once to plac e a special guard around
the school. The letter was received by
Mrs. Snow. Alderman Snow having
been in Europe for the last month. Or
ders w ere given for a pac kage of mon
ey to be thrown from an elevated
ONCE MORE AVERTED
Jndgv Mr Henry. Chosen Third Artj.
tcr in De Moines Car Trouble,
Kefnjie to Act.
Des Moines. Iow-a, Oct. 9. The
threatened strike of Des Moines,
street men was averted when the'
third arbitrator was chosen to de
cide the controversy which has been
pending for several months. Judge.
W. H. McHenry of the circuit court!
was selected by the representatives
of the Des Moines City railway and;
t union. Judee McHenrv rriiHi
to serve as arbitrator. Union lead- rains the past week in southwestern
1 . . , . ,. . , ! Colorado caused rivers and creeks to
ers said they believed the company! " . . .
1 t overflow. The damage to town and
j acted in cood faith in choosing the;farm property will reach into hun
j Jurist, even though he declined the!dreds of thousands of dollars, ac-
position, and would defer the walk-1
out until other candidates conld be
presented. At meetings of the carl
men the threatened strike was called!
GIRL PREVENTS A
Man She Is Unable to Identify
as Assailant Released at
700 SWARM AROUND JAIL
.Suspect Is Freed and Immediately
Leaves City Southern Indian
iaved by Troops.
! Varbarough, who
dred Stewman, was taken from his
j cell in the jail here and escaped
; lynching at the hands of a mob only
when the girl failed to identify him
mob was forming tbey tried to rie-1
vise a method of returning the ne-!
but the crowd, estimated at 700 per -
sons, swarmed around the jail be -
fore the officers were able to put their
plans into execution.
ATTACKER ROCTED BV OOU.
Miss Stewman is 17 years old and
-vv. . r- , .vs....-',-- Jf ". w ' . rv - i ir. '
la student at the State Xormal school that giving money to candidates for or-1
here. It was while bhe was on her!fjce Dy another candidate was a viola- j
wav to school that 6he was seized byitinn of the stat law Saokott rioMarP,i 1
!h negro. A dog which followed her
attacked the negro so viciously that;
; he ran away.
i Searching parties are still active
trying to locate a negro who would ;
answer the description of the girl's
mm ITU prevents LYNCHING. ,
Asheville. X. C, Oct. 0. Saved
from a mob, dispersed only when the
Waynesboro militia had been called
out, Ross French, an Indian, was :
lodged in jail here. He Is charged
with killing Ethel Schuler, 14 years
FLOODS CAUSE BIG
LOSSES IN COLORADO
Damage to Farm and Town Property
Will Reach Hundreds of Thous
ands of Dollars.
Denver. Col.. Oct. 9. Heavy!
cording to reports received.
It is ru-
mored many lives have been lost.
Football Injury Fatal.
Xewburg, X. Y., Oct. 9. Francis
P. Topping, 19, is dead as the resalt!
of football game injuries sustained '
here a week ago.
Tells Where Some of
Those Aided From Barrel Do
Duty at Joint Session and
Ballot for Senator.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 9. In the Ste
phenson Investigation today Rodney
Sackett. one of the campaign manag
ers, testified that several candidates
for the Wisconsin legislature which
was to elect a United States senator,
$10 000 to win his seat.
received money from
$1 "7.000 campaign fund.
: Thomas Reynolds received several !
hundred dollars. !vi IT. Bancroft re-
:ceivpd $25lJ &nd five others simnar'
! amounts. Reynolds and two others
! were elected and in a joint wession;
they voted for Stephenson. j
J STATE L. A W VIOI.ATE1I.
Senator Sutherland took the nosition i
that in no instances were thev to use !
the money for themselves. Xo promise
'was exacted from them that they!
would vote for Stephenson, the wit-!
neS9 said. i
xf R.:f0ni or .name.
I'nder sharp cross-examination1
Sackett admitted that from $10,000 to
$15,000 out of the Stephenson fund;
was given persons of whose names no
record was kept. It was all given out
jn small amounts to campaign work-!
ers, he said.
WISCONSIN TOWN IS
SVARMED BY SKUNKS
i Chicken Ornps, Refrigerators and
Cellars of Homes Invaded hy
Florence. Wis., Oct. 9. This town ;
is a victim of a skunk plague. Pes-j
tiferous creatures sw armed the town '
by hundreds. Residents are looking'
In vain for seme "Pied Piper Ham-j
lin" to lead the polecats to the river. I
Many have been killed. Chicken!
coops, refrigerators and cellars of;
houses have been invaded.
XIna George V. Is Launched.
Ports mouth. Eng., Oct. 9. Great BrI
tains largest and best armored battle-!
ship, King George V., was launched -
successfully here today. '
50 IN A BATTLE
Supporters of Manuel En
trenched in Rough Country
to Await Aid.
PRIESTS LEADING BANDS
C-King. Still in Kngland, Denies
That He Is at Head of Upris
ing in Spain.
Lisbon, Oct. 9. Th royalists.
after their defeat at Vinhaes. where j
they lost 50 men, have entrenched
themselves in the rough country toi
await reinforcements. It is report-
four Maxim guns. Priests are taking
an active part in the organization of
guerrilla bands and leading them in
combat with uplifted crucifixes. The
monarchists' flags are flying over
churches at Castello, Branco and San
SEEK ESCAPE FROM POVERTY.
In the meantime the people of
northern Portugal are plunged into a
miserable condition of poverty. The
crop haa been poor and the peasants
are ready to fight for anybody who
will feed them.
The Portuguese government, after
repeated denials that there was any
serious trouble, has at length official
ly recognized the revolt. Premier
Chagas has issued a statement that
a force of 5,.ri00 royalists has crossed
the northern frontier. He adds the
rather naive declaration that theyj
were permitted to penetrate the
country so that tne worm ruignt oe
sure or their hostile intentions be
fore the republican troops annihilat
E.V-KIXG ATOrDS STRl'COLE.
London, Oct. 9. The reports that
ex-King Manuel has left England to
head the uprising in his favor in Por
tugal are absolutely groundless.
Manuel is still at Richmond and has
i made a rormai aeniat oi auy iuieu-
j tion of leaving the country. As a
matter of tact, ne snows miie inter
est in the news from his native coun
try and does not appear enthusias
tic over the prospect of once more
climbing into his blood-stained
I'HETENIJER SEES OPPORTFS IT V.
It is far otherwise with Duke Vi
zeu, the son of Don Miguel, the Por
tuguese pretender. The duke, who
is the husband of the former Miss
Anita Stewart of New York, heiress
to the millions of "Silent" Smith, has
rushed to Munich to attend a fam
ily council with the avowed inten
tion of pushing his claims to the
crown. Unfortunately for the duke,
he is penniless, and Mrs. James Hen
ry Smith, his mother-in-law, refuses
t part with any of her millions for
the purchase of the rickety throne
The Miguelists insist that the pres
ent uprising is really in favor of
their candidate but there seems little
foundation for this assertion. Don
Miguel and son, Joseph, are said to
be with the monarchist forces, as
also is Manuel's uncle, Don Alfonso,
who left Paris yesterday.
TURKEY IS WILLING
TO GIVE UP TRIPOLI
ircular Xote to Germany Foreign
Office I rK"' That Peace Nego
tiations He Opened.
Berlin. Oct. 0. A circular
from Turkey asking the powers
whether they consider the time has
arrived to seek a basis for negotia
tions looking for peace between
Turkey and Italy and under what
conditions, was presented to the Ger-
inan foreign office today. The note
contemplates the cession of Tripoli
to Italy under certain conditions. It
i probable the communication
Constantinople will be discussed be-
tween the other powers before Italy
Rome, Oct. 9. Friends of Rechid
Pasha explain that this refusal to ac
cept the portfolio of foreign affairs
in the new Turkish cabinet was due
to a disagreement with his colleagues
over a program which he submitted
as a basis for a settlement with
Italy. He was convinced that the
only possible way in which Turkey
could save anything was to cede
Tripoli to the country now. It is
understood here that. the powers
will make representations at Con
stantinople notifying Turkey
Italy, with a view to avoiding very
grave complications. the conse
ouenceg of which would be detri
mental chiefly to Turkey, has agreed
to limit the war to Tripoli and more
over, that this principal will be aban
doned if the Ottoman government U
unable to restrain excesses against
Daly on Turkibh territory, thus
forcing Italy to carry the war into
other provinces of the Turkish em-
pire for the direct Protection of Its:
ind their Interests, which
Germany could not safeguard
out using force.
Lee to Speak Tonight. j
Hon. George E. Lee of Springfield, j
state secretary of the Initiative and ;
Referendum lea?ue, will speak on 1
Market square tonight
on "Dangers Ahead."
ganlze a local league.
Flood From the Hatfield
Dam is Nearing La
! Many Of ThOSe at Black River
Falls File Court Petitions
May Abandon City.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 9. The flood
from Hatfield dam is now sweeping
the country just north of La Crops
and increasing the height of the
Mississippi river at a rate of an Inch
an hour. The river has risen four
feet since Saturday and today was
higher than previously in three
years. Considerable damage is re
ported to farm property In the low
lands aud there are heavy losses of
little left of town.
That Black River Falls may not
be rebuilt at all is the opinion of
manj. With the manufacturing
plants destroyed, there is little left
to maintain the little town.
It is conceded today that one of
the distressing results of the flood
would be the filing of petitions in
bankruptcy by many merchants.
FTE OF POWER COMPANY.
Losses of from twenty thousand
to fifty thousand are numerous.
Along this line the fate of the La
Crosse Waterpower company having
$5,000,000 in property at Hatfield, 1s
problematical. The company Is now
in the hands of a receiver.
The arrival of two companies of
militiamen in Black River Falls to
day stopped looting which has been
going on the past three nights. Sup
plies of food which arrived Saturday
were practically exhausted today and
more are needed.
SISTERS RESCUE 250
GIRLS FROM A FIRE
Carry Children From Bed
- Abla.e by Spa.rks of InrouNe
at Wheeling, V. I a.
Wheeling. W. Va.. Oct. 9 Dragging
them from their beds and leading them
into the streets, nuns saved Ihe lives of
250 girls when the Home of the flood
Shepherd at Edgingtou Lake was de
stroyed by fire yesterday. The flames
are believed to have originated from a
spark of Incense used at benediction
In the chapel. Tho loss is $50,000. The
home is a haven for girls ranging from
five years and upward. The structure
was of wood and the flames spread
with great rapidity, so that the chil
dren when aroused from their sleep
had hardly time to escape. The nun
rushed through the- dormitories arous
ing the girls and in many Instances
carrying the younger ones to safety.
AWO " lne "'ins are seriously ui ironi
KILLS WIFE AND FRIEND
John Tomasrhefdil, Chicago, Murders
as IteHult of a Oiiitrrel.
Chicago, Oct. 9. John Tomaschen.
kl followed his wife to the home of
a friend. Peter firalak, today and
shot and Instantly killed her and
Gralak and mortally wounded his
own -yeir-oi.i iaugu.er. ,.-.,..-
ing was the result or a quarter io-
mascheski was arrested.
TAFT HAS ROUGH
Tacorna, Wash . Oct. 9. Despite a
narr''w escape from spending a nigh'
in the mountain faMnesM-s of Mt. Ha
nier because of heavy roads, I'r ai'leu'
Taft declared today he thoroughly en
joyed the trip tc the foot of the gla
ciers. The presidential paity, convey
ed hy several automobiles, started yes
terday afternoon on a 72-mie trip to
the base of the glaciers. The flrt ')
miles was made over iniooth road".
Once inside Mt. Ranier, in the Na
tional park, however, the paftjr found
the roads wet and heavy.
Several aufomobil'-H b'-came mired
land could go no further. Thy finally
I were pllll' il om w loi- ni lai'Kein. -
' president's car, Iu advance, mauagud to
f pass through the worst parts of the
iroad. On the return 'rip the presl-
..1.. . - . i . m. ..... . Tl..
dent's car sank deep n muddy roadn
and skidded badly at times, despite a
safety chain over the car tirea. The
president declared he had been '.m-
at 8 o'clock; pressed with the necessity or addi
He will or- tional government appropriations for
' 'oad building iu La'ional parks.