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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 105.
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IS BARED IN
Government in Possession
of 40,000 Letters and
UPT0 THE HEAD OFFICE
Alleged That "Dynamite Crew"
Was Sent Out From Indian
apolis to Perform Jobs.
Indianapolis. Feb. 16. New disclo
sures made In the dynamite con
spiracy caBCs through 40,000 letters
and telegrams quoted In the Indict
ments as Implicating practically all of
ficials of the Iron workers will be the
basis. It was declared today, upon
which the Kovernment will seek to
convict the men Indicted In the al
leged dynamite conspiracy.
TAKKIEU ON MX YEARS.
The correspondence Is held as show-
ing that a vast plot, known to and
furthered by President Ryau and his
- . 1 J n '
executive board and many business
agents, was carried on for six years
to destroy the property of steel and
Iron contractors who employed non
CALL AT II K A IMll ARTE II.
It purports to reveal evidence that
officials of local unions called on In
ternational headquarters In Indian
apolis to assist by dynamite and nitro
glycerin In increasing the expenses of
the "open shop" contractors.
Ortle E. McManigal, Herbert S.
Hockin. second vice president, and
James B. McNamara became, it is
charged, an organized dynamiting
crew. The letters, it is alleged, show
regular fees were paid McManigal.
Four more indictments, not yet made
public, supplement the principal in
dictment containing the correspond
ence. rnn transporting explosives.
Theee indictments charge that on 31
counts all the defendants are guilty
as principals In the Illegal transporta
tion of dynamite and nltro-glycerln.
Also that on 31 counts McManigal, the
Xtf-Vamnraii anil Ilnckin are ctiiltv of
IMcfuIlv tranm.nrttne dvnanilte and
nitroglycerin, and all other defendants
are guilty of aiding and abetting
Gl'ILT I1EI.U KQCAL.
The wide scope of 32 of the indict
ments, which contain in all 128 counts,
is due. It is announced, to the thfeory
of the government that the defendants'
alleged guilt is equal no matter how
small an individual's personal activity
. In the conspiracy may have been.
Miller, the government attorney, said
It has been determined to press all
counts of the indictments against each
of the defendants.
DECLARE HIS INNOCENCE.
Detroit, Mich.. Feb. 16. "The
government Is torturing my wife and
children to mae a sensation. I
swear to God I'm no more guilty of
carrying dynamite than you are. 1
rever saw a stick of dynamite in my
life. If you showed me a stick of it
I wouldn't know what it was." In
these words Frank J. Murphy, ar
rested Wednesday on indictments re
timed at Indianapolis, declared his
Innocence In jail today.
DECLINES TO HEAR PETITION.
Denver, Feb. 16. Judge Leads,
in the federal court, today declined
' to hear a petition for Issuance of a
writ of habeas corpus for Henry W.
Legleitner, arrested Tuesday on an
Indictment returned at Indianapolis.
ARRESTED ON FARM.
Eakersvllle. N. T., Feb. 16. On a
charge of conspiracy In transporting
dynamite from one state to another,
William K. Benson, who was presi
dent of the Detroit. Mich., Federa
tion of Labor, in 1910, was arrested
on his farm here today. Benson is
one of the labor leaders Indicted re
cently at Indianapolis.
Philadelphia, Feb. 16. Moulton
V. Davis, wanted by the federal
authorities under an Indictment re
turned at Indianapolis, surrendered
this afternoon. He has been in busi
ness In an interior town for years.
PLOT CHARGES BARED.
Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Sensational
and specific charges that the dynamite
conspiracy was conducted with full
know ledge of members of the executive
board of the International Association
of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers,
Including Frank M. Ryan, president:
that the whole conspiracy, extending
over two years, was recorded on pa
per, and that Ortle E. McManigal, the
ccrfc&sed dynamiter, was shifted shut
tle like over the country on missions
of destruction, were made public last
night by District Attorney Charles W.
Mr. Miller announced the contents
fff an indictment known as that cover-
Ja "un consummated acts" of ths con-
Forecast Till f f. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport. Molina,
Unsettled weather with probably
bowers tonight and Saturday, mod
erate temperature. The lowest tem
perature tonight will be near the
Temperature at 7 a. m. 29. High
est yesterday 3S, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 4 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m, 79,
at 7 a. m. 98.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From soon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun seU 636, rises 620; moon rises
7:05 a. m.; 1044 p. bl, moon In eon
Junction with Mercury, passing from
west to east of the planet.
splracy, and It la to be the basis upon
which the government intends to con
duct Its prosecution.
NAMES FIVE AS LEADERS.
The indictment charges Ryan, Her
bert S. Hockin of Detroit. Michael J.
Young of Boston, John T. Butler of
Buffalo, and Frank C. Webb of New
York with conducting the conspiracy
through the mall, and names all of the
54 defendants as abettors.
It declares that a regular system of
pointing out non-union steel and Iron
construction Jobs was carried on, and
that the executive members not only
contributed money to buy explosives,
but assisted In the work which McMan
igal was to do.
The basis of all the charges lies
chiefly in 40,000 letters and telegrams
taken from the Iron workers' interna-
tional headquarters. These letters pur-
, I. K'AAH D.an U.rw.L-tri U'ahk
port to be between Ryan, Hockin. Webb
and various other officials and business
CHARGES IN INDICTMENT.
The principal allegations in the in
dictment, which is one of 32, are:
That from San Francisco in January,
1908, Ryan wrote to J. J. McNamara
in Indianapolis that he had looKed over
a Job in Clinton. Iowa, and described
a new bridge there that was later
That Edward Clark, at Cincinnati, in
February, 1908. wrote to McNamara.
saying "it would be a foolish thing for
me to buy any explosives here, where
I am well known. I have sized up the
whole Job here and know that it can
be done. If this sounds good to you
let me hear right away."
That SVtptj. wxoU lo-JUtXaDMktsrteonT
New York telling about Jobs that were
to be blown up in Boston .In 1909, and
(Continued on Pas Nine.)
DOLLY CAMERON AND THE
- HAWLEY WILL MISSING
New York. Feb. 16. "Dolly"
Cameron, who vanished with a will
said to have been left by Edwin Haw
ley, the railroad king, is giving no
end of trouble to relatives of the late
millionaire. Everything in the Haw
ley estate has been brought to a
standstill and until Miss Cameron is
found or presents the will for pro
bate no business can be transacted
and none of the relatives can estab
lish any claims to the estate. It was
said today by Chauffeur Peterson,
formerly employed by Hawley, that
Miss Cameron had found a will which
made her one of the chief legatees.
In this event she has less than 60
days in which to file her claim. Mean
while she is believed to have been
advised by her attorneys to disap
pear and keep the relatives worrying
until the psychological moment for
her coup to be sprung. According
to Peterson, the will deeds both the
Hawley town house and the estate
at Babylon, together with an income
sufficient to maintain them, to Miss
Cameron. Miss Cameron for 12 years
was a constant visitor at the home
of Edwin Hawley in the summers,
spending four or five months with
him at the estate In Babylon. Hawley
was known to be very partial to her
and introduced her as "My niece.
Miss Cameron." She virtually has
been the head of his domestic ar
rangements ever since before she was
17 years old and perhaps was nearer
to Hawley than any other person.
Her friends In New York declared
that they believed she still was in the
city and would come forward when
the proper time arrived.
Hard Coal To Be No Higher.
New York, Feb. 16. There Is no
thought of a general advance in coal
prices, the anthracite operators' com
mittee declared In a statement given
out tonight. The operators desire that
work in the mines shall not be inter
rupted. Satisfaction wag expressed
with the conditions since the coal
strike of 1903. It was said also no
strike was feared.
Find Girl and Father Slain,
Topeka, Kan, Feb. 16. John J.
Rickels. a farmer, aged 54, and his
stepdaughter, aged 14, were found
murdered in a slough on the Rickels
farm, eight miles north of here. The
girl had been shot in the back of the
head and the man's head had been
crushed by some blunt instrument.
Spoon in Stomach; Lives.
Pittsburgh. Feb. 16. That a man
can live . with a silver spoon eight
Inches in length in his stomach was
proved in the dissecting laboratory of
the University of Pittsburgh today
when a spooa was taken from the
stomach of a cadaver. Death la the
case was caused by pneumonia and
not by the spoon.
MOT MY SON:
Dramatic Climax Reached
in Identity Mystery in
FACE TO FACE MEETING
Insurance Company Puts Forth
Man of Apparently 60 as
Offspring of Witness.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 1 6. A dra
matic climax was reached in the Kim-
mel case today when Mrs. Estelle
Kimmel. 68, and a man, apparently
60, who is put forward by an Insur
ance company as her son, George A.
Kimmel, stood side by side before the
Jury. After comparing, feature by
feature, Attorney N. S. Taylor de
manded: "Is that man your son?"
MOTHER LOVE WOILD TELL..
"He is not my son'. My instinct
and mother love," she testified with
streaming eyes and trembling voice,
"would tell me if he (meaning the
claimant) were my son, bone of my
bone and flesh of my flesh, and I'd
recognize him." She declared she is
sure her son is dead.
SEES HIM I.N ASYLIM.
She told about seeing the claimant
in the Matteawan (N. Y.) asylum,
and she decided then the convict was
not her son. She gave other evi
dence in support of her declarations.
PREACHER H0RT0N FOUND
GUILTY BIGAMY CHARGE
Jollet, Feb. 16. Guilty was the
"erdict returned yesterday by the
jury sitting in the bigamy case of
Rev. John Horton. The testimony
of his second wife, Amanda Brlnker
of Beecher, 111., was material In
sending him to prison. Horton left
England less than a year ago, prom
ising aid to a wife and several chil
dren who remained behind. Under
the name of Rev. John Hardin, Hor
ton got the pastorate of the Ccsro
gatipcal church ' in Beecher. Here
he became attentive to Amanda
Brlnker. a member of his congrega
tion, 38 years old, and married her
in Chicago. Horton revealed, his
guilt when he wrote a letter of res
ignation. In which his family In Eng
land was referred to. While he was
in Jail Miss Brlnker deserted him,
but the deserted wife pledged her
devotion to him.
REBELS NOT YET
QUIET IN CHINA
Steamer, Flying British Flag,
Carrying 2,000 Soldiers,;
IS NOT ALLOWED TO LAND
Incident Creates Great Excitement,
and Fresh Jjntbreaks Are
Feared In South.
Hong Kong, Feb. 16. A report
has been received from Swatow that
the steamer Kum-Chow, flying the
British flag, entered the port there
conveying 2,000 revolutionary Chi
nese soldiers bound for the north.
When they attempted to land the lo
cal military authorities threatened to
open fire on them from the fort.
CAPTAIN HEEDS WARNING.
The Chinese customs commission
and the British consul went on board
end saw the captain, whom they in
structed not to enter the port with
There is great excitement over the
Incident and the opinion prevails
that trouble in the southern prov
inces is only beginning.
Nanking, Feb. 16. Republicans,
telegraphing news of his selection as
president of the Chinese republic to
Yuan at Peking, informed him he
was second only to George Washing
ton, who was the only other presi
dent of a republic who was unani
DEATHS IN A DAY
Trenton, N. J, Feb. 16. United
States Circuit Court Judge William M.
Lannlng. 63, is dead. Lanning was
one of the most prominent federal
judges. He was. to have sat with Cir
cuit Court Judges Gray and Buffing
ton in the government suit against
the steel corporation and Its subsi
diaries. Convict Kills Another.
San Quentin, Cal., Feb. 16,-r Arm
ed with a sharp pointed file, Edward
Delbantie, a negro convict, today
killed William Kauffman, a fellow
prisoner, and fatally injured William
Peterson, also a convict.
NEW YORK BANK
IN STATE HANDS
Albany, N Y., Feb. 16. The
state banking department has taken
possession of the Universal Trust
company, New York. General Dan
iel E. Sickles is president of the
QUIZ FOR THE
Investigation to be Out
come of the Ains
CONGRESS TAKES HAND
Friends of Dismissed Officer to
Pry Into Record of General
Wood in Cuba.
Washington, Feb. 16. While no or
der of military arrest had been issued
early today, the status of Major Gen
eral Ainsworth today was that of an
officer of the army under suspension
from the exercise of his duties as ad-
jutant general and under orders to
remain in Washington pending adopt
ing of disciplinary measures by the
war department This is understood
to mean Ainsworth is to be tried by
court martial on a military charge.
The charge in effect is that he is guil
ty of disrespect to General Leonard
Wood, chief of staff, his senior in the
army, and to Secretary Stimson, his
official superior. War department of
ficials are busy selecting a court which
will try Ainsworth and in formulating
FRIENDS TO DEFENSE.
A congressional investigation of
the war department probably by the
bouse committee appeared today to
be a certain outcome of the Ains
worth affair. Friends of Ainsworth
in the house were said today to be
preparing a resolution of investiga
tion, which may include administra
tion of affairs in Cuba when Gen
eral Wood, now chief of staff, was
STAFFS ARE MERGED.
The house ' today adopted an
amendment to the army bill consoli
dating the officers of the chief of
6taff, adjutant general and inspector
general Into a single bureau of a
FIELDS TO BE PUNISHED.
The war department today decided
to deal drastically with Lieutenant
Fields of the Eighteenth infantry,
who was in command of a squad of
American soldiers that made the mis
take of crossing' into Juarez, Mexico,
from El Paso, Texas, yesterday and
nearly precipitated an international
clash. Fields has been placed under
arrest pending an investigation.
Norwegian Cabinet Resigns.
Christiania, Feb. 16. The entire
Norwegian-cabinet resigned today.
HAS NEW BILL TO
CURE TRUST EVIL
Washington, Feb. 16. Senator
Williams of Mississippi, before the
senate interstate commerce commit
tee today, outlined the terms of his
bill which he said would remedy
trust evils. He took exception to the
proposed establishment of a trade
commission, declaring there was
nothing more dangerous to the
American public and business wel
fare than the establishment of such
b.ireau, subject to political influence.
William's bill prescribes conditions
under which corporations may en
gage in Interstate commerce.
Manufacturers of steel products
today continued their protest before
the senate finance committee against
the house steel tariff bill.
I Attorney General Wickersham has
recommended grand Jury considera
tion of charges of transference of
public funds against recently dis
missed officials of the Agriculture
drainage bureau. -
DISCHARGED MAIL MAN
SUES WOMEN FOR $25,000
Chicago, Feb. 16. As a result of
complaints made by them, against
Thomas A. Rose, former mail car
rier in Evanston, who was discharg
ed from his position, five well-known
women of the suburb are made de
fendants in a suit for $25,000 dam
ages begun yesterday in the superior
court. The women against whom the
charge of conspiracy is brought by
iMrs. Fannie Hynes, wife of Wil
liam F. Hynes, manager road sales
department for wholesale depart
ment of Marshall Field & Co., who
resides at 1126 Michigan avenue,
Mrs. Cornelia Ludlow, wife of
George M. Ludlow, president of the
Money Weight Scale company, who
resides at 1203 Forest avenue.
Mrs. Bertha M. Atwater, wife of
Walter H. Atwater, president of
Morrison, Plummer & Co., who re
sides at 1124 Sheridan road.
Mrs. Beatrice G. Morris, wife of
Joseph O. Morris, 1138 Sheridan
Mrs. Anna Garnett Clark, wife of
Robert S. Clark, real estfJe dealer,
with offices in the New York Life
building, who resides at 1110 Michi
Written charges made by the wo
men against Rose,- - who . delivered
mail to their homes, in the most
aristocratic part of the auburb, were
received by Postmaster Chllds of
Evanston in December. The case was
turned over to Postofflce Inspectors
Smith and Moore of Chicago for in
vestigation. What the charges were none of the
persons interested would say yester
day, but they declared them to be of
serious nature. The .inspectors
recommended that Rose be discharg
ed, as a result of their investigation
and on Jan. 16 orders for his dis
charge were received from First As
sistant - Postmaster General Grand
field in Washington.
Rose is married, 32 years old, and
had been in the Evanston office- for
"We charge the defendants with
conspiracy to deprive Rose of his po
sition," said Bert D. Wing, attorney
for Rose, yesterday.
Mr. Morris, who will represent not
only his wife, but the rest of the de
fendants, said a vigorous defense
would be made.
"Rose was ousted after the proper
officers had decided he was not a
proper man for the position," said
Mr. Ludlow, husband of another of
IS 0. K.'D BY ROOSEVELT
New York, Feb. . 16. Colonel
Roosevelt in an editorial in the Out
look on Industrial matters, com
mends the creation by congress of a
commission to look into industrial
conditions as recommended by Pres
ident Taft Roosevelt points out the
benefits of such a commission and
expresses the hope congress will cre
ate the body suggested.
KILLS WIFE IN SLEEP;
THEN TRIES TO SUICIDE
Chicago, Feb. 16. Frank Zar-
czikowBka today shot and killed his
wife while she was asleep and at
tempted suicide by shooting himself.
They quarreled over domestic af
GERMAN AVIATOR FALLS
10 FEET; INJURY FATAL
Berlin, Feb. 16. German Aviator
Schmidt died today from the effects
of a fall of 100 feet while flying yes
terday in a biplane. The cause of
the accident was the breaking of the
Drill Saves 849 in 8chool Fire.
Rochester. N. Y., Feb. 16. Fire drill
saved scores of children during a fire
in public sehool No. 3. When the alarm
was sounded the 829 pupils and 29
teachers marched out through smoke
without panic. The damage was $40,-
Mrs. Eckersall Divorced.
Chicago, Feb. 16. Mrs. Elizabeth
J. Eckersall, wife of Walter Ecker
sail, former football player of the
University of Chicago, was granted
a divorce here today. One of tb
grounds was cruel treatment,
Four Guelzow Murderers
Hanged During Hearing
JUDGE PHONED NEWS
Jennings, Negro, Also Fails to
Get Favor of Court and
Chicago, Feb. 16. Five murderers
were hanged in the Cook county Jail
today, four of whom were executed
while counsel were vainly trying to
obtain a stay order on the ground v
that their clients were Insane and
one after habeas corpus proceedings
In the federal court had been denied.
The four were Frank Shlblawski,
Ewald Shlblawski. his brother; Phil
lip Sommerling and Thomas Schultz,
slayers of Fred W. Guelzow, Jr. a
truck farmer, who was robbed and
murdered in cold blood In the out
skirts of the city last October.
BLACK ONLY ONE TO WEAKEN.
The fifth was Thomas Jennings, a
negro, convicted on finger print evi
dence, of the murder ' of Clarence
Hiller, a railway official whose home
he attempted to rob in September,
1910. Jennings was the only one
of the five who required physical as
sistance to mount the scaffold.
BROTHERS ARE FIRST.
The Shlblawski brothers were first
to mount the scaffold and the drop
bad scarcely fallen when a bailiff
from Judge McKlnley of the super
ior court rushed into the Jail office
and summoned Jailer Davis to court
The command was not obeyed and in
stead Chief Deputy Peters telephon
ed, the Judge that two men had been
hanged and that the execution would
proceed unless a formal writ pre
vented. PLAY FOR A DELAY.
No writ was issued, and Sommer
ling and Schultz followed their com- '
panlons in crime on the gallows.
Representatives of the state's at
torney's office resisted the attempt to
delay the execution and told Judge
McKlnley the petition alleging insan
ity, which, under the law Is a bar to
execution, was presented for the pur
pose of delay. '
This was hotly denied by counsel
for the condemned men and a wordy
altercation occupied the minutes in
which the four were being prepared
for the gallows.
DIB DURING HEARING.
Judge McKlnley declined to per
mit the petition to be filed until it
had been read. The prosecutors in
sisted the petition, which was sign
ed by Rev. Mr. Replnskl, was not in
accord with the facts.
Word that the sentence of the
law had been carried out was taken
to Judge McKlnley's court while Rev.
Father Morris, one of the clergy who
had visited the condemned men In
Jail, was testifying to his opinion
that the four were Insane. The pro
ceedings were dismissed without fur
BODIES GIVEN FAMILIES.
"I am Informed execution has tak
en place," said Judge McKlnley, ."so
there Is no use in going on with the
After the usual formalities the
bodies were given to representatives
of the families for burial.
JENNINGS LAST TO GO.
Counsel for Thomas Jennings, col
ored, the fifth murderer sentenced to
die today, while the executions of
the Guelzow murderers was occur
ring, were arguing before Federal
District Court Judge Landis that the
rights of their client had been invad
ed by the Introduction of linger print
evidence in seeking to convict him
of the murder of Clarence Hiller, a
railroad official, whose home Jen
nings sought to rob.
PETITION IS DENIED.
Argument on a writ of habeas cor
pus was made before Juflge Landis.
Jennings' counsel declared that fin
ger print evidence was inadmissible
because Jennings had been compelled
to give prints while he was in Jail.
Judge Landis denied the petition
fi!ed for Jennings and be was hanged
at 12:15. .
SIPRKMtf COVRT BEFl'SES.
. Springfield, 111., Feb. 16. The su
preme court today denied a motion
for a writ of supersedeas to stay the
execution of the Guezlow murderers.
QUARREL OVER. WOMAN;
TWO MEN ARE WOUNDED
Clinton, 111., Feb. 16. Two men
were shot and wounded here in a
three-cornered fight in which a re
volver was used by Frank Strobl.
The wounded are Joseph Nelson and
ttordon Parker. Both will recover.
According to the police the men
Quarreled because of a woman.