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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. XO. 71. MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1912. PRICE TWO CENTS,
THREE 0. S. TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYERS ARE LOST i THE ARMIC
National Democratic Com
mittee Sustains Penn
syhranian 33 to 13.
AIN'T IT ENOUGH TO DRIVE A MAN NUTTY?
Five Cities Contending for the
Honor of Entertaining Pres
Washrorton, Jan. 8. With five
cities In the race for the honor, the
democratic national ' committee met
today to Amide the time and place
for the next national democratic con
vention. Baltimore seemed to have the
straight lead earty today, with Ft.
Louie preening hard as the nearest
competitor. New York., Denver and
Chicago also had put in claims. The
time of the convention probably will
be two weeks after the republican
national convention, to be held In
Chicago, June IS.
FIGHT ON lil FFTIV HEHWKB.
William Jennings Bryan of Ne
braska promised to be an important
factor in the day's doings. He was
prepared to continue his war against
James H. Guffev. national commit-'
teeman from Pennsylvania, and to
urge the statins; of Representative
A. Mitchell Palmer rs Guffey's suc
cessor on the committee. Ttie Ver-treos-Mount
Castle contest from
Tennessee also gave promise of
A I.I. SF.CTIONS REPRESENTED.
Democratic, leaders twin all sec-,
tlons of the country sre her for the
committee meeting and the Jackson
day dinner tonight. Business at the
house tnd of the capitol, where the
democrats are Id control, practically
was at a stardstill. The committee
meeting promised to last until late
in the afternoon.
RHYAN A (WORM (EMEU.
When the democratic committee
went into session shortly before 1
o'clock this afternoon. Bryan at once
became the storm renter on an at
tempt to have James M. Guffev of
Pennsylvania thiowu off the commit
tee. The roll call s'arted, and Bryan,
learning In answer to h'.s question
that thr. wart no objectiou to Ala-j
bama's coiuniUtecm;.n, moved the se
lection be approved.
Brown of Vermont declared an af
firmative action by the rational com
mittee was unnecessary, as the matu r
luy ei.rirely with the state committee.
Chairman Mack sustained the iinL
hold f.ki um: mmon.
Bryan at once appealed and declared
It was a plan to head off his pro' est'
aKa'nst Guffev. The cninn.ittee went
into executive session and at once en
tered upon consideration of the Ala
When the Alabama case !is dispos-
d of the committee took up the Penn
sylvania content, limiting iirgumcn'.s
to one hour. Biyun argued the rli;ht
of the national committee to detcrmiue
the eligibility of its members.
CITE. LOKIMKK B.
He cited precede mv In other bodies,
r.ot&bly the 1oiiitier case iu the sen
s'e. The soi:ate, he taid. could not
lect lxirlm1 r, luit If could determine
1 is eligibility. If a man were disloyal
to his party. Bryan contended that the
rational committee should not receive
li'.ui as a uictuUr.
Bryan's appeal was defeated. T.2 to
J". Indicating the committee is against
l'tyan 1u his I'ght on Guffev.
Foil I'KHMhMVE PHlHtHY.
The co'itests in Pennsylvania nnd
Teuiiesi-tv occupied the committee's
mvi.tion several hours. This and lis
tening to the presentation of the claims
of Min.nis titles mad a decision on
the convention city late. It is intimat
ed the committee will dispense of the
primary question by adopting a "per
Missive primary" plan, whereby sta'e9
I hvluf; primary la as may n Pvt dele
Kites in that manner.
I1U1.AN t. Ol T OK IT.
"Ve!!, a ma:i who has actually
l-ecii i tsidert h;isn't the siiue pow
er .is : us uu who has not. Roose
e"t irnv rot be abie to prcvtnt bis
itr.i! v. i 1 1
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LOST IN SEAS,
Torpedo Destroyer Terry
Summons Division of
Last Reports Tell of Foundered
Ship Proceeding for Hamp-
FIND NO ESTATE
Persons Who Advanced Money
to Get Share of Huge For
tune Are Losers.
TWO WILLS DISCOVERED
Both Show Property of English Ex
plorer Was Left to Widow
OF NOTE TO
Trust Problem to Again
Figure in High Court
Washington, Jan. 8. Three vessels
of the torpedo boat flotilla are still
unaccounted for. They are the May
rant, Drayton and McCaw.
Washington, Jan. 8. Consider
able anxiety was felt early today by
officials of the navy for the safety
of the torpedo boat destroyer Terry
and a crew of three officers and 83
men. The vessel, which left New
York last Thursday In company with
seven battleships of the Atlantic
fleet and the torpedo boat Dixie, con
veying five destroyers, was discov
ered yesterday helpless and flounder
ing in heavy seas half way between
Hands Avis Linnell Capsule.
Claiming It Medicine to
CYANIDE OF POTASSIUM
Girl Is Found I'ncon'scioa-,
Hours Ijter Fun May Com
mute Ieath Sentence.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Tues
day, colder tonight with the lowest
temperature about 5 degrees below
Temperature at 7 a. m. zero. High
est yesterday 4, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Precipitation .04 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 90,
at 7 a. m.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
TWO CONFESS TO
Boutou, Mass., Jan. 8. Specula-
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Los Angeles Police Land Chi
cagoans for Whom There
Is Big Reward.
IS END OF A LONG CHASE
Bloomlngton, 131., Jan. 8. Through
the cooperation of the London Times,
local interests have made an investi
gation of all the records obtainable in
Great Britain regarding the alleged
estate of Sir Francis Drake and the re
sult shows the numerous persons in
the United States who advanced mon
ey jn an effort to get a share of a
large fortune might as well have in
vested In the South sea bubble.
RESILTS OF INJtHY.
The results of the investigation,
That the estate presumably passed
to the heirs under the will 315 years
ago, and its present value Is not
known and cannot be estimated, but
probably is not large.
There is no litigation pending for
settlement and distribution of the es
tate. There are no heirs known to be
in the United States.
A story about claimants in Ameri
ca to the Drake estate reached Eng
land a few years ago, but it was con
sidered one of the absurd fictions
about fortunes awaiting heirs which
appear with more or less regularity,
TWO W ILLS FOINO.
There are no Drake millions. The
N'aw York and Bermuda. The liner
Tagus heard the wireless call and abs' acts of the two wills of Sir Fran-
went to the Terry's assistance. The
Tagus sent wireless appeals for help
George Kabinau Admits That He Is
the One Who Fired the Fatal
Chicago. Jan. 8. The last two of the
tion iB busy today as to what will be i Sun sets 4:50, rises 7:24; moon rises i gang of four men who participated in
the fate of Itev. Clarence V. T. 1 p. m.: Venus and Jupiter have
Kichesun, who confused the murder
of his former sweetheart. Avis Lin
nell. From a source close to Gover
nor Foss, the statement came that
the attitude of the executive prob
ably would be in favor of a commu
tation of sentence of death to one of
life imprisonment if the law's full
est penalty is imposed.
Klcheson passed a quiet Sunday.
Even his counsel did not visit him.
the murder of Mrs. Hattie Kaufman in
the street near her home at 665 Ros
coe street on Dec. 2 were taken into
custody Saturday at Los Angeles, Cal.
They are George Rabinau, known also
as "Towhead" and John Stacey.
Rabinau is said to be the man who
fired the shot that killed Mrs. Kauf-
Oyster Bay. X. Y., Jan. 8. The man. Both he and Stacey are said to
fact that Colonel and -Mrs. Roosevelt have made confessions.
did not attend the morning service) News of the arrest was received by
at the Episcopal church in Oyster Inspector Hunt in the following tele-
now nearly met in east at dawn. Plan
et Mercury visible in east at dawn.
MRS. ROOSEVELT ILL;
FACT KEPT A SECRET
and the navy ordered the revenue
cutters and warships to the Terry's
assistance. The battleship South
Carolina caught the appeals and,
though no news has been received,
It is presumed reached the Terry.
The Dixie and four destroyers reach
ed Bermuda yesterday after a per
ilons experience. - - -
SECOND DIVISION I?f SEARCH.
The entire second division of the
Atlantic fleet. and ships that heard
the call for help are now searching
for the Terry. ' Though nothing has
been heard, the navy department be
lieves some of the searching ships
have reached the "Jerry.
TWO WASHED OVERBOARD.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Jan. 8. Two
United States destroyers are now en
tering the channel. A third, the Pauld
ing, went ashore, but was refloated.
Two men of the flotilla were washed
TERRY l ER OW X STEAM.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 8. The destroyer
he was presiding as pastor when ar
rested. It received no mention in any
of the services.
NEW COMr'EVSIOX I DETAIL.
The statement is made on high
authority that Richoson made ani,eaTCed that Dr
ll.J . 1 . . I . Hvcta. Vl 1 l- IvAn ..IIaJ . 1
While the confession win? known to Bay yesterday, according to their al- gram:
every member of the Immanuel Bap-lmost invariable custom when the, "Have in custody George Rabinau
tlst -hurch in Cambridge, over which j family is at Sagamore Hill, was due and John Stacey on your circular issued
to the illness of Mrs. Roosevelt. 1 Dec. 13, 1911. Am holding them on
Nothing was known of her indispo-! c harge of murder. Wire instructions
sition until the general comment on when your officer will leave,
their absence from church caused in-1 C. E. SABASTIAN, Chief of Police."
tiuiries to be made, and it was then, hetec-tix ks r.o for imiisovkrk
I &ll?r Off Prnm rt Vi . cnnrcCc ftnmoa Via 1nfr.
marinn that iha t wn nrianora n ora or-
on the following lines: hme Saturday nipht to : ,.Mted three da and that Bince
After purchasing a quantity of attend Mrs Roosevelt. 'Mrs. Roo-;tn have been in CU8tod ey have
cyanide of potassium from William j velt is ill and dm need the ac- .b((n ri orousl examined by the po
Hahn, a Newton Center druggist, onjtention of a physician last nigh', hi;t,lice
Oct 10. the minister took the polsonlit is nothing serious and she will be: Ul directed Detectives
to his rooms in Cambridge. A few ' M mht aga.n in a few days said Q.Keefe Qf tfae lectin
ciays larer ne corrowea irora .virs. '" "e uei;iju ner in-;
Frank H. Carter, in whose home he! "ess was the result of an accident'
was a lodger, an earthenware mixing 1 two months ago, when she
bowl, "to make some book paste." ! thrown from her horse. The request
Returning the bowl to Mrs. Cartel two days ago by Colonel Roosevelt
an hour or two later, he warned her .that no visitors should call upon him
bureau to start Sunday for the coast
city. They will carry with them extra-
j utuuu JJ4JJI. I2) auu tuples Ol me JUUO-t-
: ment against the prisoners voted by
! the December grand Jury. It is ex-
cia Drake, taken from the probate reg
istry in London, show that Drake wrote
one will on Aug. 28, 1595, before start
ing on the expedition to the "West Ind
ies on board the ship Defiance, on
which he died Jan. 19. 1596.
The second will, written a few days
before his death, confirmed the provis
ions of the first,
These wills were proved In the pre
rogative court of Canterbury -on May
17, 159G. by Francis Clark, notary pub
lic for Thomas Drake, brother of the
deceased, who was made sole executor
by the last will. The mills of Plym
outh, the principal possession, was
left to his wife and to his brother. The
mansion and contents were left to the
wife. These comprised the property.
me total value or the estate was
not in excess of 50,000, as shown by
the wills. i
MAM I'EHSOSS SWINDLED.
When the Drake estate myth was
first brought out in the United States
only persons of the name of Drake
were induced to become claimants.
During the last year, however, some
unknown persons, who are said to
HARD COAL SUIT IS UP
Also Litigation Involving St.
Louis Bridge and the Cot
.1,1 ' mi. i ! nave headquarters in St. Ixiuis, have
rpfflfvftn thin nrtmnnn Tha vad.
is proceeding under its own steam
for Hampton roads.
to be sure and wash it out thorough-! at Sagamore Hill is believed to have fe e Rabinau and Stacey will be
uai.n ill iiitigu " J i lie iu ol wi it' l
week. Steps will immediately be tak
en to start their trial.
REWARDS TOTAL 4O0.
ly, saying "I have been mixing pol-!bepi t!tl to Mrs. Roosevelt's condi
tion and the desire to afford her ab
son In it." It was in this bowl, and
at this time, it is said, that the min
ister, by mixing the cyanide of po
tassium with flour and water, made
the capsule which ultimately caused
Miss Linnell's death. This was
Thursday, Oct. 12.
TOISOX GIE TO VIITIM.
Saturday, Oct. 14, Richeson met
Miss Linnell. who still believed her
self his Intended wife. Following
their custom the couple had a short
walk, then went into a Boyleston
street cafe. Here they had luncheoa
efter which they took another walk,
this time to the Fenway.
STRIKE AT CAPITAL
It was while seated in a secluded
the ballot, but I caa I bench in the park, after the girl had
preent mine from goin 1 again told him of her worry over her
:;." Tii'.- wi,ji Wi'.liaiii Jennings , physical condition, and had once
Bryiir's I'.iii'ent when told thatmore entreated him to procure some
f.ri!-.-:- I'r s'e'ent Roosevelt bad been j remedy for her. that the minister is
q'to'.-u a saying he was powerless i said to have handed the girl the cap
to lc,p I,, , t:ir.ie oT the bnllot in'sule. declaring it was a medicine.
'he ,et pr.-u.iet.t:a! election. Bryan,
uLo is here to intend the democratic
Liitieual committee meeting today.
s:'id 1.! i.,ild net le a candidate for
tin. prcs'dency ui: '. r any circum-
Rewards offered for the arrest of
Mrs. Kaufman's slayer amount to
$4,500, of which $500 was pledged by
ihe city. Mr. Kaufman and his brother
Washington, Jan. 8. For the first ' Jos,'ph aad Herman aIld JuIius Golden
time in the history of the govern-! berS- brothers of Mrs. Kaufman, of
ment a strike held up the machinery ; fered 4 000 for the four murderers,
of congressional legislation today, j a!1 of Khom are now in custody
The house committee stenographers TUe PIice worked with rapidity in
refused to work because the accounts; the Kaufman case. With liUle evi
coramittee reduced their compensa-i dente to go on, they succeeded in run
tion from 25 to 15 cents a folio. Only jL'c8 down and obtaining a confession
extra stenographers struck; the regu-' trom William R. Channel!, a chauffeur,
lars remained at work.
6 MONTHS FOR GIRL
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 8. Whether
flirting Is a crime or a disease is the
question that is engaging the serious
attention of the Trenton authorities,
following the action of Magistrate
Naer In sentencing Sarah Reed to
serve six months in the workhouse
for thai offense, or ailment, wrtih
ever it may be. Several physicians
criticise the sentence on the ground
that flirting is a disease, and lawyers!
contend that if this is the case the
guilty persons are not responsible
for their acts and therefore can ap
peal to the higher courts. A promi
nent business man says a youth who
will not endeavor to flirt when he
sees a pretty girl should be Jailed
instead of the young man who flirts.
HAZEL HOGAN AGAIN
DEFIES COURT; FINED
Chicago, Jan. 8. Miss Hazel Ho
gan, who last week was sent to Jail
for refusing to testify in a case ini
which she accused four pien of rob
bing her of $1,700, and in which
she was the complaining witness,
was again baled before the court to
day, and again defying the Judge or
any other person to make her tes
tify, was fined $1,700 and remand
ed to Jail.
circulated" the report that the estate
was still intact, with an estimated
value of $350,000'000, and that any per
son who advanced financial aid to as
sist the heirs to obtain this sum would
be richly rewarded.
Agent 8 of these persons have been
engaged for the last six months In
selling stock at $25 a share and have
obtained much money from persons In
Chicago, St. Louis, and in 6cores of
other cities in Illinois and Missouri.
BOY KILLS MOTHER AND
SETS FIRE TO THE HOME
Milford, Mass., Jan. 8. Clarence
;L. Racine, 17, killed his mother with
a butcher knife, fired the house and
; fatally stabbed himself today. The
j blaze was extinguished by firemen.
The boy is believed to be temporarily
! insane. '
Washington, Jan. 8. With more
than 100 cases under consideration, the
supreme court of the United States
is expected to hand down many impor
tant decisions tomorrow, when it prob
ably will announce opinions after the
holiday recess. Court was expected
to adjourn today immediately after
convening because of the funeral of
the wife of Justice Day.
More light may be shed on the anti
trust problem by decisions in the St.
Ixmis bridge case; the "hard coal"
suit against the principal anthracite
coal carrying railroads and coal pro
ducing companies of Pennsylvania;
and the "cotton corner" case, arising
out of transactions on the New Tork
OPINIONS ON FEDERAL LAWS.
The validity of several federal lawa
may be determined. Foremost among
these Is the employers' liability law.
which has been under consideration
by the court since last February. A
second decision may be rendered re
garding the. validity -of-4b -"Oar mack. .
amendment" to the interstate com
merce laws, whereby initial carriers
were made liable for damages or loss
of goods whether occurring on their
lines or those of connecting carriers
The fate cf a score or more of state
laws may be decided. Of these, the
constitutionality of the Oregon initia
tive and referendum system has at
tracted the most attention, because
the ruling of the court will be appli
cable to laws in nearly half of the
states of the union.
AS TO FOREKiN CORPORATIONS.
Foreign corporation laws of Kansas,
New York, and Texas may be passed
upon. Other laws under consideration
are the "hours of service law" for rail
road employes In the state of Wash
ington; the Missouri anti-trust law;
the North Dakota drainage law; the
Kansas "black powder" law; the New
York transfer tax law; the Montana
law taxing hand laundries; the North
Carolina law regulating the receipt f
goods by railroads; and the Arkansas
law, requiring railroads to pay within
30 days claims for live stock killed by
trains. VALIDITY OF LAND TRANSFERS.
Several general questions of law
may be decided such as the validity of
the transfer of allotted lands by thous
ands of Oklahoma Indians, and the lia
bility of insurance companies for pol
icies on the lives of men executed for
murder. The latter point arose In the
case of Samuel J. McCue, mayor of
Charlottesville, Va., who was executed
in 1905 for the murder of his wife.
PEASANTS ARE KILLED
nue. He told the authorities they could
2nd Fred G. Bone ham on the farm of a
! rt'lA'ivo rtfip a little riHnnift tnun
IN ATTACK ON TROOPS Bonebam was arrested, and also made
Lisbon, Portugal, Jan. 8. Peas-. confession. They are in the Cook
ants in the district of Azambuja, ! county JaiL Both he and Channell
having been notified the land they!4! nat It was Rabinau who fired
Miss i-icneii weut to her room in thai occupy belongs to the government i lce 8not tat killed Mrs. Kaufman.
Young Women's ChrisUaa associa
tion house. A few hours later she
m found unconscious in the tath-
asd peasants must pay rent or move Search for Rabinau and Stacey was
away, attacked the soldiers. In the ' made through the south, then the
fight four peasants were k'lled and ! southwest, but no trace of them was
L0RIMER MAY BE ON THE
WITNESS STAND A WEEK
Washington, Jan. 8. The Lorl
mer committee will resume its hear
ing late today. It is expected Lori
mer will testify in his own behalf
and occupy the stand all week.
liorimer did not testify today before
the senate committee.
identified the men from the circulars
sent out from Chicago, and took them
Snapp's Tavern Is Destroyed.
Kansas City, Jan. 8. Snapp's
tavern at Excelsior Springs, Mo.,
well known to resorters everywhere,
was destroyed by fire yesterday.
Many persona had narrow escapes.
The loss Is estimated at $75,000.
room and died without regaining 20 wounded. The
demonstrators! discovered. The trail seemed to be
lest when the Los Angeles authorities
Cold Wave Broken.
Chicago, Jan. 8. The backbone of
the cold weather seems to have been
broken and today moderate temper
atures with light snow prevail
throughout the middle west. A storm
of blizzard proportions, however,
prevails in the far north.
Train Wrecked; No One Hurt.
Little Falls, Minn., Jan. 8 North
ern Pacific train No. 7, westbound,
was wrecked seven miles north of
here yesterday. All the cars left
the track, the sleeper roiling down
a 20-foot embankment. No one was
To Vote on Commission Plan.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 8. Whether
or not Madison shall establish the
comission form of government will
PACKERS TO SCORE
IN COURT'S RULING
Chicago, Jan. 8. United States
District Judge Carpenter today Indi
cated he would rule out of the rec
ord in the packers' trial Pratt'8 tes
timony identifying the handwriting
of Armour and Connors on certain
letters previously Introduced in evi
dence by the government. Meek
er's writing which was positively
Identified by Pratt, will, it is believ
ed, be allowed to remain in the rec
ord. Carpenter's ruling will be with
held until Pratt's testimony is concluded.
1,000 MOROS KILLED
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 8. Re
sistance to the government's order
be decided at a special election to be; for disarmament has cost the Moros
held on Jan. 30. Mayor Schubert
will call the election for that date.
1 killed, 7 hurt, in a Wreck.
Waterloo, Iowa, Jan. 8. In a
wreck on the Illinois Central rail
road near here, J. P. Kennedy of
Washta, Iowa, was killed and seven
trainmen were seriously injured.
New Congressmen Sworn.
Washington, Jan. 8. New Mexico's
first members of congress, George Cur
ry, republican, and H. B. Ferguson,
democrat, were sworn in today.
the lives of nearly a thousand war
riors, according to army officers ar
riving from the Philippines on the
transport Sherman. The task of
subduing the natives, they said, turn
ed out to be more serious than the
THIRTY-THREE DEAD IN
A RAILROAD COLLISION
Montreal, Jan. 8. Thirty-three
persons were killed in a railway col
lision this afternoon at Terrobonier,